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Claim to Fame
Barney Miller show
Oakland, California, USA
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death
(cancer Of The Esophagus)
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A genial, laid back, slumber-eyed character player especially adept at the relaxed wisecrack or dry comment, Japanese-American actor Jack Soo was born in Oakland, California, in 1917, his real name being Goro Suzuki. In the post-WWII years, he entertained as a stand-up performer in nightclubs and had made a reasonable dent on the Midwest circuit by the time he earned his big break playing Sammy Fong in the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit Broadway musical "Flower Drum Song" in 1958. Three years later, Soo won the honor of transferring his role to film and decided to settle in Hollywood. Over the next decade, despite a typical lack of roles for Asian-Americans, he managed to find a niche for his hip, deadpan demeanor on TV and a few other films including Who`s Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963), the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), and John Wayne`s controversial pro-Vietnam War film The Green Berets (1968). Soo is probably best remembered for his smart-aleck Detective Sgt. Nick Yemana on "Barney Miller" (1975), one of the more popular sitcoms of the 1970s alongside Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda. Sadly, he died of cancer during the show`s fifth season in 1979 at the height of his popularity.
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Jack Soo (October 28, 1917 – January 11, 1979) was a Japanese American actor. He is best known for his role as Detective Nick Yemana on the television sitcom Barney Miller.
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Jack Soo died on 11th January, 1979. His last relationship was with Jan Zdelar.
During his life he dated Jan Zdelar from 1945 to 1975.
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