James Shigeta (1933 - 2014)

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Character actor and singer James Shigeta has died at 81.

Shigeta is known best for his roles in "Flower Drum Song" and "Die Hard." He also starred opposite Elvis Presley in "Paradise, Hawaiian Style."

A third-generation American of Japanese ancestry, Shigeta was one of the first prominent Asian-American actors.

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