Miiko Taka

Miiko Taka

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Miiko Taka is a Japanese American actress best known for co-starring with Marlon Brando as Hana-ogi in the 1957 movie Sayonara. Taka was born in Seattle, but raised in Los Angeles, California as a Nisei; her parents had immigrated from Japan. She graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1943. After director Joshua Logan's first choice for the role of Hana-ogi, Audrey Hepburn, turned him down, he looked to cast an unknown actress. Taka, who at the time was working as a clerk at a travel agency in Los Angeles, was discovered by a talent scout at a local Nisei festival. Although she had no previous acting experience, Variety gave her a positive review in their review of the film. Warner Bros. gave her a term contract as a result of her performance in Sayonara.
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613598747X
  • 9786135987478