Actor and singer James Shigeta made a name for himself as one of Hollywood's first prominent Asian-American leading men. Born June 17, 1929, in Honolulu to second-generation Japanese immigrants, Shigeta studied drama at New York University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War before finding fame in such films as "Midway," "Flower Drum Song," the first "Die Hard" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style." Shigeta's distinctive voice also brought him great success in Japan, despite his inability to speak the language when he first arrived, earning the actor-crooner the nickname "the Sinatra of Japan." His career spanned more than 50 years, including dozens of films and TV appearances. In memory of Shigeta, who died July 28, 2014 at the age of 85, we have collected some of his best performances.