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Hidenari Terasaki (James Shigeta) kisses the hand of his wife, Gwen (Carroll Baker), in the 1961 film Bridge to the Sun. - James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen James Shigeta, Actor James, Sun Movies, Drama Movies, Carroll Baker, Sexy Asian Men, Movies Worth Watching, Asian American, Love

James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

Hidenari Terasaki (James Shigeta) kisses the hand of his wife, Gwen (Carroll Baker), in the 1961 film Bridge to the Sun. - James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen James Shigeta, Actor James, Sun Movies, Drama Movies, Carroll Baker, Sexy Asian Men, Movies Worth Watching, Asian American, Love

James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

New York Times: July 2014 - Obituary: James Shigeta, leading man in ‘Flower Drum Song,’ dies at 85 Japanese American, Asian American, American Women, James Shigeta, Actor James, Hollywood Actresses, In Hollywood, Actors & Actresses, Flower Drum

RIP James Shigeta

I always quite liked him... good actor, great voice, easy-going manner, classy. He was the only male Asian-American actor to play romantic leads in decades. It was considered quite daring at the time, that in a couple of his films, the objects of his affection were Caucasian women. So he was a bit of a trendsetter but, of course, his being Asian also limited his opportunities and his being at the top of his game had a short shelf life. James Shigeta was born in Hawaii, of Japanese ancestry…

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Wall Street Journal: James Shigeta--The Last Asian American Leading Man – AsAmNews

Perhaps nothing says more about the portrayal of Asian American men in Hollywood than this. Jeff Yang reports in his blog for the Wall Street Journal that actor James Shigeta, who passed away this week, is the last Asian American man to be cast in a romantic lead role by Hollywood. Shigeta starred in the […]

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Die Hard star James Shigeta dead at age 81 James Shigeta, Long Time Friends, Many Men, Die Hard, Dear Friend, His Eyes, Gentleman, Hot Guys, How To Look Better

Die Hard star James Shigeta dead at age 81

In a statement to E! News, his publicist Jeffrey Leavitt said, 'It is with great sadness that I report the loss of my long time friend and client. James passed peacefully in his sleep, July 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. The world has lost a great actor. Sadly, I lost a dear friend.'

James Shigeta - film and television actor. He was also a standards singer, musical theatre and nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was a Sansei or third-generation American of Japanese ancestry. He was noted for his roles in Flower Drum Song (1961), Die Hard (1988), and Mulan (1998). Born in the Territory of Hawaii of Japanese ancestry in 1929. Shigeta died in his sleep on July 28, 2014 at the age of 85 in Beverly Hills. He had suffered a stroke two years earlier. Hot Hollywood Actors, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Old Hollywood, James Shigeta, Actor James, Die Hard 1988, Flower Drum, Asian American, Human Behavior

James Shigeta - film and television actor. He was also a standards singer, musical theatre and nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was a Sansei or third-generation American of Japanese ancestry. He was noted for his roles in Flower Drum Song (1961), Die Hard (1988), and Mulan (1998). Born in the Territory of Hawaii of Japanese ancestry in 1929. Shigeta died in his sleep on July 28, 2014 at the age of 85 in Beverly Hills. He had suffered a stroke two years earlier.