|Who is it?||Actress, Soundtrack|
|Birth Day||May 08, 1929|
|Birth Place||Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, Japan|
|Age||91 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||August 28, 2007(2007-08-28) (aged 78)\nLicking, Missouri, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Wynn Opie (m. 1958; div. 1967) Randall Hood (m. 1968–1976)|
She recorded for RCA Victor Japan from 1950–1954 and appeared in the film Seishun Jazu Musume. She recorded mostly American jazz standards, which she sang partially in Japanese and partially in English, or solely in either language. Some of the songs she sang during this period were "It Isn't Fair", "Sentimental Me", "My Foolish Heart", "With A Song In My Heart", "Again", "Vaya Con Dios", "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" and "I'll Walk Alone". She moved to the United States in 1955 and after 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.
Two other Japanese language songs were recorded in 1952.
She signed with Mercury Records in 1955 and recorded the following 45 rpm singles:
Flower Drum Song (Broadway Original Cast; 1958) – Sony Records
Flower Drum Song (Film Soundtrack; 1961) – Decca Records
Miyoshi recorded a version of "Pick Yourself Up" for Mercury Records in 1959, but the song was never released.
Although a guest on many television variety shows, she appeared in only four more motion pictures through 1962, including the film version of Flower Drum Song (1961). The others were Cry for Happy (1961), The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) and A Girl Named Tamiko (1963).
From 1969–1972 she appeared in The Courtship of Eddie's Father as Mrs. Livingston, the housekeeper, for which she was again nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She retired from acting following the end of the series.
Miyoshi – Singing Star of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song (MGW-12148) (1958) (reissue of the Arthur Godfrey album with some tracks replaced)
Miyoshi Sings For Arthur Godfrey (MG-20165) (1956)
She was a Tony Award and Golden Globe nominated Actress and the first and (as of 2018) only Asian woman to win an Academy Award for acting.