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Norodom Sihanouk
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    (October 31, 1922-October 15, 2012)
    Born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Served as Cambodia's King (1941-55), Prime Minister (1955-60), Head of State (1960-70,1975-76,1991-93), King again (1993-2004) and King-Father (2004-2012)
    Directed the films 'My Village at Sunset' (1992), 'See Angkor and Die' (1993), 'Peasants in Distress' (1994) and 'An Ambition Reduced to Ashes' (1995)
    He was an unabashed ladies' man, who was married seven times, often polygamously.
    After a 'debate' with opposition leaders at the Royal Palace, the participants were dragged from their cars and beaten with rifle butts by his security forces (1957).
    After he was overthrown by Lon Nol (1970), he allied himself with Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
    Even after being restored to the throne (1991), he spent much of his time in China and North Korea, where he became good friends with fellow film buff Kim Jong-Il.
    He tried to keep Cambodia neutral during the Vietnam War.
    His sixth wife and five of his children were murdered by the Khmer Rouge.
    After visiting San Francisco, he said Cambodia should legalize same-sex marriages (2004).
    He remained beloved by the Cambodian people over his many years in and out of power.

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