James Shigeta bio

Birth Name: James Saburo Shigeta

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Honolulu

Date Of Birth: June 17, 1933

Date Of Death: July 28, 2014

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Asian

Nationality: American

James Shigeta was born on the 17th of June, 1933. He was known for being a Movie Actor. Known for his role in the 1961 movie version of the Broadway musical Flower Drum Song, he also appeared in such television series as Perry Mason, The Rockford Files, and Murder, She Wrote. As a stage actor and singer, he performed in the 1969 national tour of The King and I.

James Shigeta was born in Honolulu. After studying theater at New York University, he served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He co-starred with Elvis Presley in Paradise, Hawaiian Style.

James Shigeta was a Gemini and was born in the Silent Generation.

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James Shigeta was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

James Saburo Shigeta is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


James’s James Saburo Shigeta attended New York University where he majored in English.


James Shigeta’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on James Shigeta’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, James Shigeta kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

James Shigeta was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Saburo Shigeta
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: James Shigeta was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: James Shigeta was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: James Shigeta had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

James Shigeta’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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