Miyoshi Umeki (1929–2007)


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Miyoshi Umeki was born as the youngest of 9 children. The daughter of a prominent Japanese iron factory owner, she developed an early passion for music, learning to play the mandolin, harmonica & piano. She also enjoyed singing American-styled tunes, much to the chagrin of her parents. This propensity for Americanized pop songs later paid off. ... See full bio »

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in Otaru, Japan

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Sayonara Katsumi
(1957)
(1961)
(1969-1972)

Filmography

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 1969-1972 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Mrs. Livingston
- We Love Annie (1972) ... Mrs. Livingston
- Time for a Change (1972) ... Mrs. Livingston
- In the Eye of the Beholder (1972) ... Mrs. Livingston
- It's All Write with Me (1972) ... Mrs. Livingston
- Very Young Man with a Horn (1972) ... Mrs. Livingston
 1969 The Queen and I (TV Series)
Japanese Bride
- The Trousseau (1969) ... Japanese Bride
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Lotus Bud
- Who Killed the Paper Dragon? (1964) ... Lotus Bud
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Kim Ho
- Smile of a Dragon (1964) ... Kim Ho
 1964 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Ako Tenaka
- Ed in the Peace Corps (1964) ... Ako Tenaka (as Myoshi Umeki)
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Nami
- Incident of the Geisha (1963) ... Nami
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Hana Shigera
- One Clear, Bright Thursday Morning (1963) ... Hana Shigera
 1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest
- Have Rickshaw, Will Travel (1963) ... Guest
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
Eiko
 1962 Teahouse of the August Moon (TV Movie)
Lotus-Blossom
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Sumiko Matsui
- Tears for a Nobody Doll (1962) ... Sumiko Matsui
 1961-1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mac (Kimi Makihara) / Mrs. Stemple
- Aloha, Kimi (1962) ... Mac (Kimi Makihara)
- The Geisha Girl (1961) ... Mrs. Stemple
 1961 Flower Drum Song
Mei Li
 1961 Cry for Happy
Harue
 1957 Sayonara
Katsumi
 1956 Around the World Revue (Short)
Nancy Umecki (as Nancy Umecki)
 1953 Seishun jazu musume
Kashu
 1951 Uchôten jidai
Singer (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Self (30 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Nancy Umecki | Myoshi Umeki | Nancy Umeki

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)

Spouse:

Randall Hood  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Retired and lived in Hawaii. See more »

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