Washington, July 29 ANI | 3 months ago

James Shigeta, who starred as a terrorized executive in the Bruce Willis movie 'Die-Hard' has died at the age of 81.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Shigeta, a top Asian-American actor of the early 1960s starred in films as 'The Crimson Kimono', 'Flower Drum Song', 'Cry for Happy', 'Bridge to the Sun'.

The Golden Globes in 1960 named him along with Barry Coe, Troy Donahue and George Hamilton as "most promising male newcomer".

Shigeta was born in Honolulu of Japanese ancestry on June 17, 1933, and moved to New York and studied at New York University, then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and fought during the Korean War.

(Posted on 29-07-2014)

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