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James Shigeta

Actor, Singer
17 June 1929 to 28 July 2014

An American actor of Japanese ancestory, Shigeta was one of the first Asian-American actors to secure big parts in Hollywood. Shigeta worked mostly in television after early leading film roles in the likes of The Crimson Kimono (1959) and Bridge To The Sun (1961), but later played a memorable role in Die Hard (1989).

Read James Shigeta's Guardian obituary here