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Helen Funai Profile

Helen Funai
Helen Funai
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(Helen Hiromi Funai)
25 January 43 is born in Prowers County, Colorado at the Granada War Relocation Center to Kazuo and Tamae Funai
11 January 54 performs in Nina Ivanova's prima ballerina at Luther Burbank Junior High School
14 April 54 performs in a ballet called Dance Chinoise
? graduates from Los Angeles High School
7 December 62 performs in the stage production of Flower Drum Song at the South Shore Room
11 August 63 is crowned Miss Nisei Week, having been entered by the Southwest Los Angeles America Citizens League
? is signed by 20th Century Fox
20 November 65 is a Hollywood Deb Star
21 March 69 is a twosome with Lee Hyatt at the 9000 Building
? is a regular on Days of Our Lives
72 is tested for the role of Maria in Lost Horizon (1973)
8 May 72 columnist Jerry Buck reports that Helen "is tired of losing Oriental parts to Caucasian actresses"
2 July 72 is featured in TV Guide
20 September 72 is paid $79.40 for her role on The Dean Martin Show as on of The Dingaling Sisters
12 May 73 is featured in TV Guide
4 January 74 columnist Larry Young reports that "Helen Funai... took a giant step forward in her career recently when she was cast for a featured role with Jack Lemmon in The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)."
? marries Harry Eugene Erickson Jr
August 19 appears at the 35th Queens Reunion of Nisei Week
Sources:
Valley Times, The Van Nuys News and Valley Green Sheet, The San Francisco Examiner, Gardena Valley News and Gardena Tribune, The San Bernardino County Sun, Helen Funai Erickson, Ancestry.com
Recommended Books:
Pageantry by Samuel Clemens
Links:
Filmography
Broadway credits