Miyoshi Umeki started her career as a nightclub singer in Japan under the name of Nancy Umeki. In order to continue her career she moved to the United States in the early 1950's and started out on the "Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts". Her appearance on Godfrey's program led to a role in the motion picture "Sayonara" with Marlon Brando. Her performance won her a best-supporting Oscar in 1957, the first for an Asian performer. Appearing in films, stage and television. She is best known for her role on the television program "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" as the lovable Mrs. Livingstone.