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