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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 31 October 1922Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Date of Death 15 October 2012Beijing, China

Mini Bio (1)

Norodom Sihanouk born October 31, 1922 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was a director, writer and composer, Prince Norodom Sihanouk was appointed the King of Cambodia in 1941, when he was merely nineteen years. He remained the ruler of the nation for fourteen years, from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2004, interspersed with brief but frequent spells as Prime Minister. Sihanouk was enthusiastic about the trends and glamour of the western world. He introduced "The Twist" in Cambodia in 1960 and became a record producer of Cambodian pop and rock'n roll music. These new cultural expressions upset some groups. Sihanouk banished this opposition to his pop concept from the capital Phnom Penh. Part of the resistance eventually created the movement Khmer Rouge. In 1965 Norodom Sihanouk expanded his modern idea of Cambodia to include film. He wrote, directed, produced and appeared in documentaries and feature films for five years. He resumed filming in North Korea in 1988. Sihanouk's last film, "Le Cid Khmer", was released in Cambodia 2005. Over the years, Prince/King/Prime Minister Norodom Sihanouk resided in, apart from Cambodia, in the People's Republic of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He died of a heart attack on October 15, 2012, in Beijing, China.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ulf Kjell Gür

Spouse (3)

Paule Monique Izzi (12 April 1952 - 14 October 2012) (his death) (2 children)
Naralaksha Manikesara (1944 - 17 February 1946) (her death) (1 child)
Bangsangamani (1942 - 1951) (divorced) (7 children)

Trivia (5)

(1993-2004) King of Cambodia
Children: Prince Naradhama Simhamani, born May 14 1953 and Prince Naradhama Narindrabangsa, born September 18 1954, by Monique. Prince Naradhama Ranaridha, born January 2 1944 and Princess Puspa Devi, born January 8 1943 by Kandara. Prince Naradhama Yuvanatha, born October 17 1943; Prince Naradhama Ravi Varman, born July 8 1944; Prince Naradhama Chakrabangsa, born October 21 1945; Princess Naradhama Simhahanu Suriya Ruangsri, born April 6 1946; Princess Naradhama Kanthi Puspa, born 1948; Prince Naradhama Simhahanu Khimanuraksha, born September 26 1949; Princess Padma Puspa, born January 18 1951 by Bangsangamani. Prince Naradhama Simhahanu Naradhipa, born February 10 1946, by Naralaksha.
Abdicated the throne to his son Norodom Sihamoni.
Is an avid web-user, with his own personal website, updated daily with his journal entries and questions asked by his "friend" Ruom Ritt (who people argue is actually Sihanouk himself). Sihanouk's website can be found at http://www.norodomsihanouk.info/
In Beijing, China - where he has resided for many years, even when he held the throne of Cambodia. [February 2005]

Personal Quotes (1)

Unfortunately, I am not a god.

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