People: Mar. 11, 1985

For his riveting performance as Dith Pran, the Cambodian journalist in The Killing Fields, Haing S. Ngor, 35, earned an Academy Award nomination, but his newfound fame brought a far better reward: a completely unexpected reunion with his only remaining family. Ngor is a Cambodian physician whose own saga of surviving the brutal Khmer Rouge regime closely paralleled the story he enacts in the movie. By the time Ngor escaped from Cambodia in 1979, after four years of torture and forced labor, his entire family, as well as his fiancee, had been murdered by the Communists. Or so he thought, until...

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