Miiko Taka

Miiko Taka (高美以子Taka Miiko) (born Miiko Shikata  July 24, 1925 – January 2023) was an American actress. She is best known for co-starring with Marlon Brandoas Hana-ogi in the 1957 movie Sayonara. She also worked with James GarnerBob HopeCary Grant, and Toshirō Mifune (whom she also worked alongside of in the 1980 television miniseries, Shõgun). 

Taka was born in SeattleWashington. She grew up in Los AngelesCalifornia.  Taka married Japanese-American actor Dale Ishimoto in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1944, and they had one son, Greg Shikata, who works in the film industry, and one daughter. They divorced in 1958.  Taka’s death, at the age of 97, was announced by her grandson on January 4, 2023.

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