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Kuan Yew Lee (1923–2015)

Kuan Yew Lee was born on September 16, 1923 in Singapore. He is known for The Story of English (1986), Fatal Reaction: Singapore (1996) and 60 Minutes (1968). He was married to Kwa Geok Choo. He died on March 23, 2015 in Outram, Singapore. See full bio »


(age 91) in Outram, Singapore

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Known For

The Story of English Self - Prime Minister, Singapore
60 Minutes Self - Prime Minister, Singapore (segment "Lee Kuan Yew")


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 2021 3 Things Must Die! (TV Series documentary) (shout out - 1 episode)
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 2009 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
- Lee Kuan Yew (2009) ... Self
 2008 Around the World in 80 Gardens (TV Series documentary)
- South-East Asia (2008) ... Self (as Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew)
 1996 Fatal Reaction: Singapore (Documentary)
Self (as Lee Luan Yew)
 1990 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Self - Prime Minister, Singapore (segment "Lee Kuan Yew")
- Father George Stallings/Justice in a Company Town/Lee Kuan Yew (1990) ... Self - Prime Minister, Singapore (segment "Lee Kuan Yew")
 1986 The Story of English (TV Mini Series documentary)
Self - Prime Minister, Singapore
- An English Speaking World (1986) ... Self - Prime Minister, Singapore (as Lee Kuan Yew)
 1967 Meet the Press (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 October 1967 (1967) ... Self
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 2018 Paul Murray Live (TV Series)
- Episode #9.103 (2018) ... Self
 2017 Weekend Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 17 December 2017 (2017) ... Self (uncredited)
 2015 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy (Documentary)
 2015 Sunrise (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 March 2015 (2015) ... Self
 1997 Deng Xiaoping (TV Mini Series)
- Zou Xiang Shi Jie (1997) ... Self
 1967 Four Corners (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 8 July 1967 (1967) ... Self

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Lee Kuan Yew | Lee Luan Yew | Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew


Kwa Geok Choo  (her death)  (3 children)

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Personal Quote:

[observation, 2013] My greatest satisfaction in life comes from the fact that I have spent years gathering support, mustering the will to make this place meritocratic, corruption-free and equal for all races - and that it will endure beyond me, as it has.


Mr. Lee was the first and longest-serving prime minister of Singapore, guiding it through a traumatic split with Malaysia in 1965. He helped transform what was then a sleepy port city into a global trade and financial centre. Handing over the leadership to a younger generation in 1990, he remained an influential figure for many more years. See more »

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