"Sayonara", Miyoshi Umeki

The actress, who also starred in “Flower Drum Song” has passed away. Most of my generation remember her as Mrs. Livingston on “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”


Wonder if her death made the news in Japan. Or was she just an American star.

It dropped off the front page pretty quickly.

Wow. I play *FDS *in the store a lot, and it always gets a reaction. Pretty serious subject matter for a 50s Bway musical, and she of course is great in it. A course, she was a Japanese woman playing a Chinese woman, but I guess that imbalance was redressed in Memoirs of a Geisha, where most of the Japanese women were played by Chinese women. There’s progress for ya!

Namu Amida Butsu, RIP Umeki-san.

I didn’t know this about Sayounara:


It made the Entertainment section of the Mainichi Daily News.
Japan’s only Oscar-winning actress Miyoshi Umeki, dies in US

It also got mentioned in the forums at fuckedgaijin.com

Good night, Mrs. Livingston.