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Jong-Il Kim (I) (1941–2011)

Jong-Il Kim was born on February 16, 1941 in Vyatskoe, Khabarovskiy rayon, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Yuri Irsenovich Kim. He was an actor and producer, known for Pulgasari (1985), The Schoolgirl's Diary (2007) and Sea of Blood (1969). He was married to Young-Sook Kim and Il-Chon Hong. He died on December 17, 2011 in P'yongyang, North Korea. See full bio »

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Pulgasari Producer
Sea of Blood Producer


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 2013 North Korea in Emoji (Short)
Dear Leader
 2009 Great Man and Cinema (Short)
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 1984/II Runaway (as Kim Jong-Il)
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Other Works:

Book: "The Art of Cinema Directing".

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kim Jong-Il | Jong-il Kim | Yuri Irsenovich Kim


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people. See more »


Married Hong Il-chon in 1966 and divorced in 1969, and remarried to Kim Young-sook in 1974 but separated in the 1980s. He had six known children: Kim Hye-gyong (daughter, b. 1968) with first wife Hong Il-chon, Kim Jong-nam (son, b. 1970) with mistress Song Hye-rim, Kim Sul-song (daughter, b. 1974) with second wife Kim Young-sook, Kim Jong-chul (son, b. 1981), Kim Jong-un (son, b. 1984), and Kim ... See more »


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