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Shigeta in 1968
|Birth name||James Shigeta|
June 17, 1929|
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
July 28, 2014 (aged 85)|
Los Angeles, California
|Labels||Toho Records, Choreo Records, Decca, Ava Records|
James Shigeta (June 17, 1929 – July 28, 2014) was an American actor, singer, musician, musical theatre/nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was best known for his roles in the movies Flower Drum Song (1961) with Nancy Kwan and Die Hard (1988) with Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. He started his career in the early 1960s and his last role was in 2009.
- Yardley, William (July 28, 2014). "James Shigeta, 85, Leading Man in ‘Flower Drum Song,’ Dies". New York Times.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/movies/james-shigeta-85-leading-man-in-flower-drum-song-dies-.html?_r=0. Retrieved July 31, 2014.