The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Miyoshi Umeki (1929) Options
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 31,402
Neurons: 93,384
Location: Inside Farlex computers
Miyoshi Umeki (1929)

Umeki was an Academy Award-winning, Japanese-born actress best known for her roles as Katsumi in the 1957 film Sayonara and as Mrs. Livingston, the housekeeper, in the TV series The Courtship of Eddie's Father. In 1958, she became the first Asian performer to win an Academy Award when she won an Oscar for her role in Sayonara. She also played the role of Mei Li in both the Broadway and film versions of Flower Drum Song. Where did Umeki begin her performing career? More...
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:38:47 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 7,993
Neurons: 6,386,108
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
Although she projected the typical Japanese female stereotype of humbleness, delicacy and subservience in most of her prime film and stage roles, beguiling, tiny-framed Miyoshi Umeki was nevertheless an assertive scene-stealer. This docile and deceptive-looking talent with the cropped hair and heart-shaped face radiated charm and innocence so effortlessly, she managed to make history at Academy Awards time as the first Asian performer to receive an acting Oscar for her superb work in the tragic post-WWII film drama Sayonara (1957).
Henry Martinez
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:58:53 PM

Rank: Member

Joined: 2/16/2014
Posts: 42
Neurons: 1,811
Everything you said Monamagda was so true. I was a kid but I fell in love with her personality and the image she projected. She was extremely talented and possessed the fortitude to fight for what she wanted and she had the talent to back it up. Many times I thought of her and wondered what happened to her. I Hope her later years were good for her. I think she had tremendous courage and would face her destiny with great dignity.
Users browsing this topic

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.