Tuesday, July 29, 2014

James Shigeta, R. I. P.

Variety: James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors, who co-starred in “Die Hard” and starred in “Flower Drum Song,” died Monday at 81.

3 comments:

Toby O'B said...

One of those actors whom I thought had already died. In fact, I could have sworn I read of his passing several years ago.

I always liked him and always thought he should have had a greater presence in the TV guest star circuit. One of the series I wish he had been in was 'Columbo'. I think he had the proper bearing and air of disdain to have played the murderer in an episode. It would have made for a nice departure from the white bread rogues' gallery. (Montalban and Elizondo were the only real exceptions. And even then....)

Good night and may God bless.....

Tom Johnson said...

Great actor. He was also a Marine, and swerved in Korea. He was great in everything he did. I loved Flower Drum Song, one of his greatest performances..

Bill Crider said...

I remember him mainly from the FLOWER DRUM SONG era. His name was quite familiar then.