Thanh Lan March 1 1948 -
Bio, courtesy of www.thanhlan.net:
Thanh Lan, real name Phạm Thái Thanh Lan, was born on March 1, 1948 in Vinh, Vietnam.She learned the piano at the age of 9, and sang on Saigon Radio at 12. By the age of 18, she had appeared on Saigon Television, and was reading the news half an hour every morning, for a year, in French, on Tự Do (Liberty) radio station in Saigon. She recorded over 500 songs in Vietnamese, French, English, Italian, including 2 songs recorded in Japanese for Victor company in Tokyo "Aino Hio Kesanaide" and "Yume Miru" in 1973.
She Starred in more than 15 movies, including "Good Bye Saigon", filmed in Saigon and Hue in March 1975 just before the fall of Saigon. She starred in more than 20 plays, live on television and on stage in Vietnam from 1970 to 1974, including the role of Stella from "A Streetcar Named Desire". In 1993 she came to the United States to attend a movie premiere. In 1995, she was granted political asylum. In 1995 she sang at Harvard University as a guest of French Music celebration. In 1999 she directed the music video "In the Sun and in the Breeze" with locations in Australia, Thailand, Canada and in many US states. In 2002 she pulished a collection of 76 poems written in Vietnamese, French and English.
Since 1995, she has toured the USA, Europe, Australia and Canada, singing and writing songs, doing a lot of charity concerts to support veterans, handicapped children, refugees and victims of 9-11, Katrina, Tsunami,.etc... A truly remarkable lady.
A Happy Birthday Garden to Thanh Lan - from firefly, hoa tim, and chiron ( 2019 )