梅木美代志

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照片描述 : 第一个获得[[奥斯卡]]表演奖的亚裔演员
中文名 : 梅木美代志
英文名 : Miyoshi Umeki
出生年 : 1929年
出生日 : 5月8日
出生地 : 日本北海道
逝世 : 逝世
逝世年 : 2007年
逝世日 : 8月28日
逝世地 : 美国密苏里州
国家/地区 : 日本
职业1 : 演员
首字母 : M
条目星级 : ★

梅木美代志,was an Academy Award-winning Japanese actress best known for her roles as Katsumi, the wife of Joe Kelly (Red Buttons), in the 1957 film Sayonara, and as Mrs. Livingston, the housekeeper in the TV series The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.

生平介绍

She began her career as a nightclub singer in Japan making several records for RCA Victor Japan and appearing in several musical shorts under the name “Nancy Umeki”. After moving to the United States and appearing on the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts (she was a series regular for one season), she signed with the Mercury Records label and released several singles and two albums.

在《樱花恋》中,饰演美国军官妻子的日裔女星梅木美代志,她是第一位亚裔演员得奥斯卡奖的。当时她和男演员雷巴顿同时获最佳男女配角奖。In 1958, Umeki won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her first U.S. film role, Sayonara. She was the first Asian performer ever nominated.

In 1958, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway premiere production of the musical Flower Drum Song.

1958年[[奥斯卡]]最佳女配角梅木美代志和[[希区柯克]]

She appeared in only four more motion pictures through 1962, including the film version of Flower Drum Song (1961), before turning to television work. From 1969-1972 she appeared in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father as Mrs. Livingston, the housekeeper. She retired from acting following that series’ end.

Her first marriage was to television director Wynn Opie in 1958; they adopted one son before their marraige ended in divorce. She later married Randall Hood; the couple ran a theatrical lighting business that was dissolved following Hood’s death in 1976.

Umeki had lived for some time in Hawaii, before moving to the small town of Licking, Missouri to be near her only son and his family. She died of cancer complications at a nursing home in Licking, aged 78.在密苏里的一个养老院中,因癌症去世,享寿七十八岁。

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  • The first of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. The others are Sessue Hayakawa who was nominated for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Mako nominated for The Sand Pebbles (1966), Ben Kingsley who won Best Actor for Gandhi (1982), Haing S. Ngor who won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Killing Fields (1984), Pat Morita nominated for The Karate Kid (1984), Ken Watanabe nominated for The Last Samurai (2003), and Rinko Kikuchi nominated for Babel (2006).
  • Was already famous as Nancy Umeki in Japan with several hit songs and film appearances to her credit before coming to the U.S. in 1955.
  • Was nominated for Broadway’s 1959 Tony Award as best actress in a musical for “Flower Drum Song,” a role she recreated in the film version, Flower Drum Song (1961).
  • Appeared on a 1958 cover of Time magazine along with actress Pat Suzuki while appearing on Broadway in “Flower Drum Song.”
  • Recorded several records on the Mercury label from 1955-1959. Before that she recorded for RCA Japan as Nancy Umeki.
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