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The US defectors who became film stars in North Korea

The US defectors who became film stars in North Korea

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In 1965, US soldier Charles Robert Jenkins left South Korea for the North – and he went on to become a star in the Hermit Kingdom. Simon Fowler recounts his strange tale. This story originally ran in November 2015. Charles Jenkins died on 11 December 2017. The 38th Parallel, which crudely splits the …

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