thinking of James Shigeta. I taught flower drum song last semester. my article at nbc news.
'Die Hard' and 'The Crimson Kimono' Actor James Shigeta Dies - NBC News.com
UPDATE: And here's a great article by my friend Jeff Yang in WSJ:
How the Late James Shigeta Changed the Image of Asian American Men - Speakeasy - WSJ
UPDATE 2: And here's another great article by Hansi Lo Wang at NPR
James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen : Code Switch : NPR