Jang Jin-young
South Korean actress and former model
Jang Jin-young
Jang Jin-young was a South Korean actress. Her death came after a year-long battle with stomach cancer. Jang began her career as a model, and participated in the 1993 Miss Korea beauty contest, before making the switch into acting. After making her film debut in 1998, Jang received critical praise and won a number of awards for her work. She became only the second winner of two Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Actress, having won in 2001 for Sorum, and again in 2003 for Singles.
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Why Android Wear may never catch on like Android did
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
When Google unveiled Android back in 2007, it was an OEM’s dream come true — Google wouldn’t charge any licensing fees to use the bare-bones version of it and OEMs could customize it to their hearts’ desires. Android Wear, on the other hand, is another beast entirely and OEMs are showing significantly less enthusiasm for it than they did with the original Android. DON’T MISS: Our HTC One M9 review! Exhibit A in this case is Huawei. As Android Authority reports, Huawei vice president of product management Yang Yong recently explained why Android Wear just isn’t as appeal to manufacturers. Essentially, the company thinks Google needs to open up the platform for more customization so OEMs can more easily differentiate
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Math Questions About Slaves Spark Outrage At Public School
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
When a student teacher at P.S. 59 in Manhattan saw the math homework for her fourth-grade class, it didn't add up: The assignment asked pupils to solve equations about the whipping and killing of slaves on a slave ship, reported local TV news station New York 1. Aziza Harding showed the problems to her graduate-school professor at NYU, who vented his outrage to NY1. The station then contacted "appalled" P.S. 59 Principal Adele Schroeter. Visit NY1 for its full report. According to the New York Post, teacher Jane Youn had originally distributed the problems -- reportedly written by students -- for a previous class to augment a social studies lesson on slavery. Another class was to receive the same questions for homework on Thursday, when Harding was asked to photocopy the assignment and instead blew the whistle. One of the questions from the assignment: "One slave got whipped five times a day. How many times did he get whipped in a month (31 days)? Another slave ...
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Missing College Student May Have Died During Orgy, Police Say
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Police in New Hampshire are investigating claims that a college student believed to be dead was murdered during a group sexual encounter, CBS Boston reports. Authorities continue to search for the body of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Marriott, who possibly suffered a fatal suffocation while having sex with her suspected killer, Seth Mazzaglia, and another woman. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Mazzaglia, 29, with the second-degree murder of Marriott, who vanished last week and whose body remains unfound, according to the Associated Press. Marriott, a student at the University of New Hampshire, was last seen on Oct. 9 after attending an evening class in Durham. Authorities say that they expect additional arrests to be made, but Associate Attorney General Jane Young said Wednesday that investigators are still building their case. “We bring a charge when there's evidence,” Young told the Portsmouth Herald. “What I maintain in this case, is if the evidence brings us to the ...
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Authorities focus on water in search for New Hampshire student's body
Fox News - over 4 years
Authorities in Maine and Massachusetts are being asked to watch their shores for the body of a University of New Hampshire student believed to have been killed a week ago. Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, of Westborough, Mass., vanished Oct. 9 after attending an evening class in Durham. Seth Mazzaglia, 29, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder and is accused of strangling or suffocating her in his apartment that night. Her body hasn't been found, but authorities have been searching the waters around Peirce Island in nearby Portsmouth. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said Monday that "credible information" has led authorities to focus their efforts on the 27-acre island that separates the city from the Piscataqua River. Marine patrol officials have been using sonar and an underwater camera, she said, but the river's currents and eddies have hampered their efforts. "The search in that area may last several more days," she said. "We have not dis ...
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Search for body of UNH student put on hold
Fox News - over 4 years
A prosecutor says the search for the body of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student has been suspended ahead of the arraignment for an actor and martial arts instructor who's been charged in her death. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young says a ground and water search on and around Portsmouth's Peirce Island was put on hold Sunday, and that officials will decide Monday what the next step should be. Twenty-nine-year-old Seth Mazzaglia of Dover was charged Saturday with second-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott. Marriott was from Westborough, Mass., and had been living with an aunt in Chester, N.H., and commuting to the university in Durham. Young said Mazzaglia and Marriott knew each other, but she wouldn't elaborate. Mazzaglia's arraignment is Monday.
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Suspect charged in death of missing New Hampshire student
Fox News - over 4 years
A 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student who disappeared this week is dead, authorities said Saturday, and a man was charged with second-degree murder in the case. Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott had attended a class Tuesday night and made plans to visit friends in Dover. Her cellphone was last used in Dover that night, according to fliers that family members posted, but authorities said her car was found several miles away in a parking lot on campus in Durham. Authorities believe she is dead but have not found her body, Assistant Attorney General James Vara said Saturday at a news conference. He did not say how she died. Seth Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover, was arrested and charged in her death. Vara didn't say whether Mazzaglia knew Marriott or what led to his arrest. Vara said the investigation was continuing. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said she did not know whether Mazzaglia had an attorney yet but one would be appointed before his arraignment Monday. ...
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Mansfield Park and Rec Presents Dog Training
Mansfield Patch - almost 5 years
The Mansfield Park & Recreation Department invites you to attend a presentation by Jane Young on how to successfully build daily skills in your dogs needed to get him to do the stuff he doesn’t want to do.  This topic was suggested by a participant in a previous demo.  Admission is free and open to the public. We will be holding this information packed session on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012beginning at 7:00pm at the Mansfield Public Library’s, 255 Hope Street in Mansfield.   During the presentation Jane will discuss all the ins and outs of teaching your dog skills needed to allow you to properly care for you dog.  Issues to be discussed will be putting on a collar, leash and harness, going to the vet, going to the groomer, clipping nails, brushing teeth and brushing coat.  Jane teaches all dogs, whether for basic manners or for high level competition, through strictly positive reinforcement; no fear or pain-based training is used. All ages are welcome but please leave your best ...
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Kim Young Kyun reflects on life after the death of wife/actress Jang Jin Young - allkpop
Google News - over 5 years
by VITALSIGN on August 29, 2011 at 8:40 am Kim Young Kyun, the husband of the late actress Jang Jin Young, recently guested on MBC Life's 'After History' and talked about his life after the death of his wife. Jang Jin Young passed away from cancer on
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jang Jin-young
  • 2009
    Age 34
    Eventually, her condition continued to deteriorate and Jang was hospitalized in Seoul, where she died at approximately 4:04 p.m. on September 1, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details After Jang's death, it was belatedly revealed that she had been secretly married. She had wed her husband, Kim Young-kyun, while in the U.S. for cancer treatment, and registered the marriage to make it official in Korea just days before her death. Kim later published a book commemorating the 608 days of their relationship, called My Last Gift To Her. The book features previously unreleased photos (including that of their Las Vegas wedding), as well as some of the letters and text messages they'd exchanged. When asked in an interview why he wrote the book, Kim answered: "Right now, my memories of Jin-young are distinct, but I'm human and someday my memories will grow dimmer. I don't want to lose my memories of being with her. Writing this was my way to deal with that. Someone who writes for a living told me that it helps and is a good method for organizing their emotions, and those words motivated me to write the book. Also, as I've already said in the prologue, Jin-young was an actress who had a great future ahead of her, and I thought it would help in having her remembered beautifully. Even when her time was limited, she didn't give up hope and lived diligently, and I wanted to let people know of Jin-young's passionate life."
  • 2008
    Age 33
    In a telephone interview aired on MBC's After News programme on November 29, 2008, Jang told the public that she had been undergoing Western medical treatments coupled with traditional herbal remedies, and that her health was improving.
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    During a regular health check on September 22, 2008, Jang was diagnosed with stomach cancer.
    More Details Hide Details This was considered a strange and tragic coincidence as she was well known for her role in Scent of Love as a woman dying of stomach cancer. She had been suffering from pains while eating, but had believed the cause to be a stomach ulcer.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    In 2006, Movie Week magazine compiled a list of Korea's 25 most beautiful faces, which named Jang as the sixth most beautiful woman.
    More Details Hide Details The results were taken from a poll of 86 of the top domestic photographers. Jang was one of the guests at the "Curtain Call" section of Star Summit Asia, a side event of the inaugural Asian Film Market to showcase established Asian stars for the international marketplace. Speaking at the press conference she professed a love for action films, and expressed a desire to one day star in a Chinese action film.
    In 2006, Jang appeared in the film Between Love and Hate, the directorial debut of actor and screenwriter Kim Hae-gon.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Yeon-ah, a carefree bargirl who embarks on a tumultuous love-hate relationship with slacker Young-woon (played by Kim Seung-woo), despite him being engaged to another woman. In order to give a realistic portrayal of a bargirl, Jang spent time touring underground bars and room salons, but had difficulty identifying with her character, saying, "I couldn’t easily understand why she had to act that way... I was embarrassed at times to stand in front of the camera and act like that." Her performance won Best Leading Actress at the Korean Film Awards, and she also received nominations at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards. Jang made a return to television in 2007, when she was cast as one of the leads in the SBS drama series Lobbyist, a ₩12 billion production about lobbyists and political conspiracies. Filming began in New York City on April 24, and in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre it was reported that the production company had taken out insurance policies on Jang and her co-stars over fears of related incidents. The series aired from October 10 until December 26, 2007.
    Nevertheless, Jang received several award nominations for her role in the film, and won Best Actress at the 2006 Critic's Choice Awards.
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  • 2003
    Age 28
    Her next film, also released in 2003, was the light-hearted comedy Singles, based on a novel by Japanese writer Kamata Toshio.
    More Details Hide Details Jang headed an ensemble cast as Na-nan, a down on her luck woman on the verge of turning thirty, who she described as being "very close to my actual real-life self" in terms of her personality. Singles proved to be one of the big hits of that year, and also found favour with critics, with Jang in particular being lauded for her performance. Jang again won Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, becoming only the second actress to win the award twice, and also received the Popularity Award. For her next project, Jang was cast as the lead in Blue Swallow, a ₩9.7 billion biopic of aviation pioneer Park Kyung-won, which reunited her with Sorum director Yoon Jong-chan, and Singles co-star Kim Joo-hyuk. She worked on the film for some 15 months, during which time she was required to learn Japanese and overcome her fear of heights, and later said, "At every moment, I was pushing my limits. My experiences as Kyung-won taught me a lot and made me work even harder to live my life to the fullest." Released towards the end of 2005, the film found itself the subject of strong criticism, with Park seen by many as having been a pro-Japanese figure during the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, and it subsequently sold a disappointing 600,000 tickets at the Korean box office.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    In 2002, Jang co-starred with Lee Jung-jae in Over the Rainbow, a romantic comedy film in which her character helps an old college friend to recover his lost memory, and she was praised in a review at Koreanfilm.org for giving a "lively performance".
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Jang appeared alongside Park Hae-il in the more dramatic Scent of Love.
  • 2001
    Age 26
    Jang's first starring role was in the 2001 psychological horror film Sorum, in which she was cast against type as Sun-yeong, a chain smoking abused wife.
    More Details Hide Details The part required her to look badly bruised and dishevelled, and she found the regimen of three packets of cigarettes per day to be quite gruelling, despite being a smoker herself. Both the film and Jang's performance received praise from critics, with Peter Y. Paik of The Film Journal commenting, "Jang Jin-young is utterly convincing in her portrayal of a battered wife, conveying both vulnerability and grit." Jang won Best New Actress at the Busan Film Critics Awards, Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, and also found success overseas, with award wins at several European film festivals.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    In 2000 she appeared in Kim Jee-woon's The Foul King, one of the biggest domestic hits of that year, and Jang's tough image in the film drew attention from critics, with Derek Elley of Variety saying that she "makes an impression as the lightly romantic, not-so-fragile daughter".
    More Details Hide Details Also that year, she had a role in the fire fighting film Siren.
  • 1998
    Age 23
    After making the transition into acting with appearances in a number of TV dramas, she received her film debut with a supporting role in the 1998 fantasy Ghost in Love.
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    After making her film debut in 1998, Jang received critical praise and won a number of awards for her work.
    More Details Hide Details She became only the second winner of two Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Actress, having won in 2001 for Sorum, and again in 2003 for Singles. As of 2008, Jang was one of the highest paid stars in the Korean film industry, earning in the region of per film.
  • 1993
    Age 18
    Jang Jin-young began her career as a model, and represented the Chungcheongnam-do province at the 1993 Miss Korea beauty contest.
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    Jang began her career as a model, and participated in the 1993 Miss Korea beauty contest, before making the switch into acting.
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  • 1974
    Born on June 14, 1974.
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