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Kim Il-Sung (1912–1994)

Kim Il-Sung was born on April 15, 1912 in Man'gyondae, Korea [now North Korea] as Kimg Song Ju. He was a writer, known for Kotpanum chonio (1972) and Pibada (1969). He was married to Kim Sung-ae and Kim Jong-suk. He died on July 8, 1994 in P'yongyang, North Korea. See full bio »


(age 82) in P'yongyang, North Korea

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Kotpanum chonio
Pibada Writer


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 1972 Kotpanum chonio (play and screenplay - as Il Sung Kim)
 1969 Pibada (play - as Il Sung Kim)
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 2010 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Documentary)
Himself (as Kim Ir-Sen)
 2009 The Lost World of Communism (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Socialism in One Family (2009) ... Himself (as Il Sung Kim)
- The Kingdom of Forgetting (2009) ... Himself (as Il Sung Kim)
 2007 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary)
- Inside North Korea (2007) ... Himself (as Il Sung Kim)
 2006 Crossing the Line (Documentary)
Himself (as Il Sung Kim)
 2003 Sendung ohne Namen (TV Series documentary)
Himself (politician)
- Sex Sex Sex Sex Sex!!! (2003) ... Himself (politician)
 2002 The Game of Their Lives (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1999 The Korean War: Fire and Ice (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
- Battlefield Deceptions ... Himself (uncredited)
- Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War ... Himself (uncredited)
 1998 Cold War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Korea (1998) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1997 Our Time in Hell: The Korean War (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Il Sung Kim)
 1994 The Century of Warfare (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Violent Century 1900 - 1992 ... Himself (as Il Sung Kim)
 1984 Diese Golzower - Umstandsbestimmung eines Ortes (TV Movie documentary)

Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Kim Ir-Sen | Il Sung Kim | Il-Sung Kim


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history. See more »


Starting the late 1970s, he developed a tumor-like growth on the back of his neck which was a calcium deposit. Its location near his brain and spinal cord made it inoperable. Because of its ugly appearance, North Korean reporters always shot and filmed Kim Il Sung from his same slight-left angle to hide the tumor, which became a difficult task as the growth reached the size of a baseball by the ... See more »

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