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Sessue Hayakawa

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Also Known As: Died: November 23, 1973
Born: June 10, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Japan Profession: Cast ...
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1908:
Began stage career in Japan
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Moved to USA to attend University of Chicago
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Returned to Japan after graduation; founded theater company
1913:
Toured American West with his Japanese Imperial Company
1914:
Made first film for Thomas Ince, "The Typhoon"
1915:
Put under contract by Paramount Pictures
1915:
Starred in "The Cheat", directed by Cecil B DeMille
1918:
Formed production company Haworth Film Corporation
1921:
Formed Hayakawa Feature Play Company; produced four films
1921:
Screenwriter "The Swamp"
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Left Hollywood in the late 1920s to return to Japan
1931:
Made one-shot return to American films in "Daughter of the Dragon"
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Returned to the USA after WWII
1957:
Won Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for role as POW camp comandant in "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
1966:
Final feature, "The Day Dreamer"

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