Miyoshi Umeki (Movie Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Miyoshi Umeki

Miyoshi Umeki was a Japanese-American singer and actress. She was best known for her Oscar-winning role as Katsumi in the film Sayonara, as well as Mei Li in the Broadway musical and 1961 film Flower Drum Song, and Mrs. Livingston in the television series The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. She was a shin Issei, or post-1945 immigrant from Japan. Umeki was a Tony Award and Golden Globe nominated actress and the first and only Asian woman to win an Academy Award for acting.

Born: May 8, 1929, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
Died: August 28, 2007, Licking, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation: Singer, Actress
Years active: 1953–1972
Children: 1
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About Miyoshi Umeki

Asian actress who received an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in in Sayonara.

Before Fame

She made her debut in the film Sleepy My Love.


She was in the Broadway production of Flower Drum Song.

Family Life

She had a son with Wynn Opie and married Randall Hood in 1968.


She has worked with director Joshua Logan on the 1957 film Sayonara.

Information related to Miyoshi Umeki

  • History of the Japanese in Los Angeles – There is a Japanese American and a Japanese national population in Los Angeles and Greater Los Angeles. Japanese people began arriving in the United States in the late 1800s and have settled in places like Hawaii, Alaska, and California.
  • Japanese musical theatre actresses
  • Musicians from Hokkaido
  • Nightclub performers
  • Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners
  • 20th-century Japanese musicians
  • Traditional pop music singers
  • Japanese emigrants to the United States
  • American female pop singers
  • Japanese female singers

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Latest information about Miyoshi Umeki updated on August 27, 2020.

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