James Shigeta

  • Born: (United States)
  • Died: (United States)

James Saburo Shigeta (June 17, 1929 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA – July 28, 2014 Beverly Hills, California, USA) was an American film and television actor. He was also a standards singer, musical theatre and nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was a Sansei, a third-generation American of Japanese ancestry. He was noted for his roles in The Crimson Kimono (1959), Walk Like a Dragon (1960), Flower Drum Song (1961), Bridge to the Sun (1961), Die Hard (1988), and Mulan (1998). In 1960, he won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, along with three other actors.

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