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Miyoshi Umeki

Miyoshi Umeki
Personal information
Birth nameUmeki Miyoshi
Birth dateMay 08, 1929
Place of birthOtaru, Japan
Date of deathAugust 28, 2007(age 78)
Death placeLicking, Missouri, U.S.
SpouseWynn Opie (1958 1967)
Randall Hood (1968 1976)

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|} was a naturalized American actress and standards singer. She was best known for her roles as Katsumi, the wife of Joe Kelly (Red Buttons), in the 1957 film Sayonara, as Mei Li in the 1958 Broadway musical and 1961 film Flower Drum Song, and as Mrs. Livingston, the housekeeper of Bill Bixby's and Brandon Cruz's characters, in the TV series The Courtship of Eddie's Father. She was a shin Issei or post-1945 immigrant from Japan. She was a Tony Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress and was the first and only person of East Asian descent to win an Academy Award for acting.

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