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Kim Young-sook

North Korean First Lady
Born 1947

Kim Young-sook, was the first wife of Kim Jong-il. She was the daughter of a high-ranking military official. Kim-Jong-il's father, Kim Il-Sung, handpicked her to marry his son. The two had been estranged for some years before his death. Kim Young-sook has a daughter from this marriage, Kim Sul-song. She was First Lady of North Korea between 1994 till late 2011.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born in 1947.


1994 47 Years Old She was First Lady of North Korea between 1994 till late 2011.
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