A 5x3 card dated May 21st 1988, signed by Haing Ngor, the Cambodian American physician, actor, and author who is best known for winning the 1985 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his debut performance in the movie The Killing Fields, in which he portrayed Cambodian journalist and refugee Dith Pran. He was also the first ever male Asian actor to win an Oscar for a supporting performance and debut performance. Ngor and Harold Russell are the only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Award in an acting category. On February 25, 1996, Ngor was shot dead outside his home in Chinatown, in downtown Los Angeles, California. Charged with the murder were three reputed members of the "Oriental Lazy Boyz" street gang who had prior arrests for snatching purses and jewelry. Prosecutors argued that they killed Ngor because, after handing over his gold Rolex watch willingly, he refused to give them a locket that contained a photo of his deceased wife, My-Huoy.
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