Sessue Hayakawa

Sessue Hayakawa

Name Sessue Hayakawa
Profession Movie Actor
Date of Birth 1889-06-10
Place of Birth Japan
Age 84 yrs
Death Date 1973-11-02
Birth Sign Gemini

About Sessue Hayakawa

Japanese American actor who became known as the premier Asian leading man in Hollywood and gained stardom through his charisma. His film credits include Disney’s 1960 film, Swiss Family Robinson, Three Came Home, and Bridge on the River Kwai.

Early Life Experience of Sessue Hayakawa

He wanted to serve in the Japanese Navy, but was not qualified due to an inner ear injury. He went on to study economics in the United States.

Trivia Info

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Colonel Saito in the 1957 WWII film, Bridge on the River Kwai.

Family Life and Relationship

He married actress Tsuru Aoki in 1914 and they remained married until her death in 1961.

Close Associates

He starred in his first “talkie film,” Daughter of the Dragon, in 1931 alongside actress Anna May Wong.