P Ramlee

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Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Penang, Malaysia
Death Date
May 29, 1973 (44)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Penang, Malaysia
Death Date
May 29, 1973 (44)

About

Iconic Malaysian actor, director, songwriter, and singer responsible for 66 films and nearly 400 songs. He received a Best Comedy Award at the 6th Asian Film Festival for his work in Pendekar Bujarng Lapok.

Before Fame

He was the child of a sailor, and he studied at the Japanese Navy Academy during the WWII-era Japanese occupation of his native Malaysia.

Trivia

He spent years in Singapore, but returned to his native country before his death. His final song, "Air Mata di Kuala Lumpur" ("Tears in Kuala Lumpur"), documents his sadness about the state of his life in Malaysia.

Family Life

He was divorced twice before marrying the renowned singer, Saloma (Salmah Ismail) in 1961.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Indian-born film actor, Rajkumar.