Thursday, September 06, 2007

R.I.P. Miyoshi Umeki

Remember the Bill Bixby TV show "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"? Remember the show's Japanese-American housemaid? Well, she was played by Japan-born actress Miyoshi Umeki, who sadly died on August 28.

In addition to co-staring with Bill Bixby in "Courtship," she also shared the screen with the likes of Marlon Brando and Red Buttons in the 1957 film "Sayonara" and Nancy Kwan in 1961's "Flower Drum Song."

Ms. Umeki was born in 1929 in Otaru, Hokkaido.

The late Ms. Umeki with her "Sayonara" co-stars.

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