My Family History

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                                                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 )

       donna donna - french                               Ngày Xưa Hoàng Thị 5m 10                          Toi Nho Ten Anh  4m 25

             Hoa Soan Bên Thềm Cũ                               Có Những Niềm Riêng                           Thu Vàng - dancing

Tuổi Thanh Xuân (Those Were The Days) 1999     Ngàn Thu Áo Tím  1988               Đi Chơi Chùa Hương  1988
       Thư Tình Cuối Mùa Thu  1992                      Ti Gôn Tình Buồn   1999                              Tình Yêu Thì Thầm  1992
                 Nỗi Lòng  1998                                  Thu Quyến Rũ  1988                                Dang Dở (Tà Áo Xanh)  1988