Miyoshi Umeki

Miyoshi Umeki

Real Name: Miyoshi Umeki
Category: Show Biz
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2006-07-10
Last Modified: 2019-12-17

Japanese-born singer/nightclub entertainer came to america in the 1950s. Making her mark in the broadway & film versions of Flower Drum Song and became hollywood’s first asian oscar winner (best supporting actress) for 1957s Sayonara. She later became popular with 1970s TV viewers for her role as housekeeper Mrs Livingston in the Courtship of Eddie’s Father.

What happened to:

After the cancellation of Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Miyoshi founded and ran a dance studio in north Hollywood until her retirement in the 1990s. She lives quietly in Missouri (after several years in Hawaii) enjoying her grandchildren.


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Miyoshi Umeki