Miyoshi Umeki Sayonara 1958

Miyoshi Umeki as Katsumi in Sayonara
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1958

Miyoshi Umeki Sayonara 1958
Miyoshi Umeki Sayonara 1958

Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry

Eiko in A Girl Named Tamiko 1962

Character Is A Prostitute

Miyoshi Umeki in A Girl Named Tamiko 1962
Miyoshi Umeki in A Girl Named Tamiko 1962

Eiko in A Girl Named Tamiko has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Miyoshi took this role after her success with both the Broadway and film version of Flower Drum Song. This seems to be a throwaway role, as she has nothing to do. But in fairness, roles for Asians are still pretty limited. Back in the 1960s they were practically non-existent. So you have to take what you’ve got. In this film Miyoshi plays a kindhearted Japanese prostitute living in Tokyo. Within the first 30 minutes of the film, her white male lover dumps her.


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