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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Challenge, The (1982) as Sensei'S Wife
A samurai sword is the focus of a bitter feud between two brothers in Japan, one a businessman and the other one who has followed the traditional samurai path. Unaware of the meaning of the sword, an American boxer who is down on his luck is hired by one of the brothers to bring it back to Japan. On
2.
Sword Of The Ninja (1982) as Sensei'S Wife
A samurai sword is the focus of a bitter feud between two brothers in Japan, one a businessman and the other one who has followed the traditional samurai path. Unaware of the meaning of the sword, an American boxer who is down on his luck is hired by one of the brothers to bring it back to Japan. On
3.
Big Fix, The (1978)
An ex-'60s-radical private eye looks into the sabotage of a California gubernatorial campaign.
4.
Family Upside Down, A (1978)
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
5.
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977)
A drama about a ghetto youth's efforts to escape from his dismal existence and his chance at a future as a veterinarian's assistant.
6.
Paper Tiger (1975)
7.
Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974)
A handsomely produced detective pilot set in seventh-century China, with a totally distinctive sleuth faced with an unusual case involving his three wives, a killer bear, three murders, a one-armed lady, a dead monk, a chamber of horrors, a vengeful swordsman, a lovesick juggler, a kidnapped nun --
8.
The Power (1968) as Mrs. Van Zandt
A scientist tries to unmask a murderous genius with psychic powers.
9.
Walk, Don't Run (1966) as Aiko Kurawa
Set during the Tokyo Olympics, one of three unlikely housemates plays matchmaker with the other two.
10.
The Art of Love (1965) as Chou-Chou
Painter Paul Sloan feels he's a failure, since nobody will buy his paintings. His art dealer informs him, that the works of an artist become much more wanted and valuable if the artist is dead. Therefore, Paul, together with his friend Casey Barnett, plans to fake his own suicide. However, it starts looking like Casey has murdered Paul and when Casey starts making a move for Paul's fiancée, he decides to get revenge. However, Paul falls in love with Nikki, who has also tried to commit suicide.
11.
A Global Affair (1964) as Fumiko
A U.N. official tries to locate the mother of an abandoned baby.
12.
Operation Bottleneck (1961)
Paratroopers and girl guerrillas battle the Japanese in World War II Burma.
13.
Cry for Happy (1961) as Chiyoko
Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.
14.
Hell to Eternity (1960) as Ester
A young man adopted by Japanese-Americans becomes a hero in World War II.
15.
Sayonara (1957) as Hana-Ogi
American soldiers in post-war Japan defy convention when they fall in love with local women.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

16.
Shogun (1980) as Kiri
A landmark in the miniseries genre, which occupies a permanent niche alongside "Roots," "Centennial" and "Rich Man, Poor Man", this 12-hour, six-part adaptation of James Clavell''s best-seller follows the fortunes of an ambitious English navigator who is shipwrecked with his Dutch crew in feudal Japan, finds himself enmeshed in a long battle between two powerful warlords, and eventually becomes the first western Shogun (or chief samurai). Unique in its initial presentation with much of it spoken in untranslated Japanese (subtitles were added in its network rerun several years later), it had a voice-over narration by Orson Welles, made a matinee idol of Richard Chamberlain, and introduced to American TV veteran Japanese star Toshiro Mifune (as the Shogun) and newcomer Yoko Shimada (as Chamberlain''s love interest and interpreter).<P>All three stars, in addition to Yuki Meguro (as a samurai warrior) and John Rhys-Davies (as a flamboyant Portuguese pirate ship captain), received Emmy Award nominations for acting. Winning an Emmy as Outstanding Dramatic Series, "Shogun" also received nominations for direction, writing, photography, production design, art direction, set decoration, editing and film sound editing--and winning for costume design and main title design. Subsequently it was edited down from 12 hours to just over three for a theatrical version shown overseas and to a two-hour-plus version for home videotape and videodisc (these had some nudity as well as more graphic violence than was in the miniseries). In July 1984, "Shogun" was given a network premiere in a 2 1/2 hour movie form.
17.
Moneychangers (1976)
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer

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