Pat Suzuki

as Michi in the movie Mr. T and Tina

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Real name is Suzuki, Chiyoko
Also known as Miss Pony TailChibiPatty
Was born at 22 September 1930 (now is 88 years old) in Cressey, California, USA

Pat Suzuki was born Chiyoko Suzuki in Cressy, California (northernCalifornia) on September 23, in the early 1930s. As the youngest offour children, she was nicknamed "Chiby", which was Japanese for"squirt". She grew up on the family farm, and discovered her love forsinging early on at church on Sundays and at local events. But thingstook a bad turn with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and Pat and herfamily were one of many Japanese-American families forced to enterinternment camps.

After release from the camp, her family returned toCalifornia. After attending college at San Jose State, she left for NewYork, and obtained a job as an understudy in a touring production of"Tea House of the August Moon". While in Seattle, an impromptuperformance so impressed the owner of a local club, called The Colony,that she was offered a permanent job there. It was during this timewhen she hit her first big break. Bing Crosby happened to catch her actone summer night in 1957, and was so taken with her that he immediatelyreferred her to RCA Records.

This led to the 1958 release of her firstalbum, titled "The Many Sides of Pat Suzuki". She was in high demand,and made appearances on such shows as "The Frank Sinatra Show", whichalso led to a role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's production of "FlowerDrum Song". After the show's run, she met and married her husband,photographer Mark Shaw, and gave birth to a son. Throughout the 1970s,she continued to perform and record her music. She also appearedalongside Pat Morita on the short-lived sitcom "Mr.

T. and Tina", whichwas a first sitcom starring an Asian-American family. She is active insupporting Asian-American rights, and performs occasionally (in placesas prestigious as Lincoln Center). In 1999 she released "The Very Bestof Pat Suzuki". .

There is some small facts about Pat Suzuki:
  • Was discovered by 'Bing Crosby' .
  • Was in the original stage production of "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway.
  • During World War II, she and her family lived in the Granada War Relocation Center in Colorado.
  • In 1960, Suzuki was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category for her album "Broadway '59".
  • Is an Asian American civil rights activist.
  • Studied at San Jose State University in the 1950s.
  • Began her career as a torch singer at The Colony in Seattle, Washington.
  • Her original LPs are on display at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington.
  • Appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine with 'Miyoshi Umeki' on December 22, 1958.
  • Practices yoga and meditation.
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There is the list of movies, where Pat Suzuki was taked part:
1 A Classic Evolves: From Print to Stage to Screen movie A Classic Evolves: From Print to Stage to Screen 2006 as Herself
2 Val Parnells Sunday Night at the London Palladium movie Val Parnells Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1955 as Herself
3 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2012 as Herself
4 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 as Herself
5 Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show movie Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show 2015 as Linda Lo
6 Skullduggery movie Skullduggery 1970 as Topazia
7 Charlies Angels movie Charlies Angels 1976 as Kona
8 Club Oasis movie Club Oasis 1957 as Guest
9 Mr. T and Tina movie Mr. T and Tina 1976 as Michi
10 Person to Person movie Person to Person 1953 as Herself
11 The Dick Clark Show movie The Dick Clark Show 1958 as Herself
12 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show movie The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1956 as Herself
13 The Frank Sinatra Show movie The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 as Herself
14 The George Gobel Show movie The George Gobel Show 1954 as Herself
15 The Match Game movie The Match Game 1962 as Team Captain
16 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Herself - Co-host
17 The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom movie The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1957 as Herself - Guest
18 The Red Skelton Show movie The Red Skelton Show 1951 as Ruby Peeler
19 The Voice of Firestone movie The Voice of Firestone 1949 as Herself
20 Toast of the Town movie Toast of the Town 1948 as Singer
21 Tonight Starring Jack Paar movie Tonight Starring Jack Paar 1957 as Herself
22 Whats My Line? movie Whats My Line? 1950 as Herself - Mystery Guest
There is the list of some articles of Pat Suzuki:
  • "A Magazine" (USA), Feb / Mar 2001, pg. 80, by: Jason De Sah, "Pony-tailed Powerhouse"
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