|Occupation||Actress, theatre director|
(married until 2006; his death)
Shizuko Hoshi is a Japanese-American actress and theatre director living in Southern California. She is a graduate of Tokyo Women's College and University of Southern California. She was married to actor Mako Iwamatsu, the founding Artistic Director of East West Players in Los Angeles, and worked closely with the Asian American theatre company from 1965 to 1989.
While at East West Players, she received many awards for performance, directing and choreography, including a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance in Wakako Yamauchi's And the Soul Shall Dance, as well as Drama-Logue Awards for Best Director for Hokusai Sketchbooks, Asa ga Kimashita, A Chorus Line and Mishima. Her film credits include Memoirs of a Geisha, Come See the Paradise and M. Butterfly.
She appeared in the indie film, Charlotte Sometimes and narrated the Academy Award-winning Live Action Short Film, Visas and Virtue. She has also appeared on television, in such shows as Chicago Hope and M*A*S*H*. In 1995, Hoshi co-directed the English language premiere of the Japanese comedy The Fall Guy off-Broadway in New York City.
|1990||Come See the Paradise||Mrs. Kawamura|
|1993||M. Butterfly||Comrade Chin|
|2005||Memoirs of a Geisha||Sayuri Narration||voice|
|1972-73||The Bob Newhart Show||Hostess/The Waitress||2 Episodes|
|1974||Fer-de-lance||Suan Kuroda||TV Movie|
|1975||Police Story||Bin Han||Episode: "Year of the Dragon: Part 2"|
|The Six Million Dollar Man||Japanese Woman||Episode: "The Wolf Boy"|
|1977||Quincy M.E.||Mom Kamura||Episode: Touch of Death|
|Starsky and Hutch||Mrs. Hong||Episode: Manchild on the Streets|
|1978||My Husband Is Missing||Vice Consul||TV Movie|
|1974-1979||M*A*S*H||Mrs.Li/Mother/The Mother||4 Episodes|
|1982||Dangerous Company||Mrs. Hikaru||TV Movie|
|1983||Baby Sister||Mrs. Chang||TV Movie|
|1990||Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes||Nurse Yama||TV Movie|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Baby Doctor||Episode: The Parent Rap|
|1997||Visas and Virtue||Narrator (as Elderly Mrs. Sugihara)||Short|
|1998||C-16: FBI||Episode: My Brother's Keeper|
|1999||Independent Lens||Narrator||Segment "Visas and Virtue"|
Appeared in Philip Kan Gotanda's 1991 play "The Wash" at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California
She has two daughters (who are both actresses) and three grandchildren.
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