Anna May Wong, pictured here alongside co-star Sessue Hayakawa, in 1931’s Daughter of The Dragon

Anna May Wong, pictured here alongside co-star Sessue Hayakawa, in 1931’s Daughter of The Dragon

Sessue Hayakawa (known as the Japanese Rudolph Valentino), Sessue Hayakawa (早川 雪洲 Hayakawa Sesshū, June 10, 1889 – November 23, 1973) was a Japanese actor who starred in Japanese, American, French, German, and British films.Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s

Sessue Hayakawa (known as the Japanese Rudolph Valentino), Sessue Hayakawa (早川 雪洲 Hayakawa Sesshū, June 10, 1889 – November 23, 1973) was a Japanese actor who starred in Japanese, American, French, German, and British films.Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s

Sessue Hayakawa (known as the Japanese Rudolph Valentino), Sessue Hayakawa (早川 雪洲 Hayakawa Sesshū, June 10, 1889 – November 23, 1973) was a Japanese actor who starred in Japanese, American, French, German, and British films.Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s

Sessue Hayakawa (known as the Japanese Rudolph Valentino), Sessue Hayakawa (早川 雪洲 Hayakawa Sesshū, June 10, 1889 – November 23, 1973) was a Japanese actor who starred in Japanese, American, French, German, and British films.Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s

Sessue Hayakawa, silent and "talkie" actor in American, English, French, German, Japanese films (Bridge of the River Kwai) 1889-1973

Sessue Hayakawa, silent and "talkie" actor in American, English, French, German, Japanese films (Bridge of the River Kwai) 1889-1973

[BORN] Sessue Hayakawa: 早川 雪洲 / Born: Kintarô Hayakawa, June 10, 1889 in Nanaura, Chiba, Japan / Died: November 23, 1973 (age 84) in Tokyo, Japan #actor

[BORN] Sessue Hayakawa: 早川 雪洲 / Born: Kintarô Hayakawa, June 10, 1889 in Nanaura, Chiba, Japan / Died: November 23, 1973 (age 84) in Tokyo, Japan #actor

The Secret Game (1917) Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor ~ Director: William C. de Mille

The Secret Game (1917) Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor ~ Director: William C. de Mille

An ad for a 1919 Sessue Hayakawa feature, from Motion Picture News.

An ad for a 1919 Sessue Hayakawa feature, from Motion Picture News.

"The bridge of the river Kwaï" (Le pont de la rivière Kwaï) de David Lean, 1957 avec Alec Guiness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa;..

"The bridge of the river Kwaï" (Le pont de la rivière Kwaï) de David Lean, 1957 avec Alec Guiness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa;..

Sessue Hayakawa 早川 雪洲 (1889 – 1973) was a Japanese actor who starred in American silent films (as part of a career that spanned from 1914-1967). "His 'broodingly handsome' good looks and typecasting as a sinister villain with sexual dominance made him a heartthrob among American women, and the first male sex symbol of Hollywood, several years in advance of Rudolph Valentino. " - Today he is chiefly remembered as Colonel Saito in "The Bridge on the River Kwai"

Sessue Hayakawa 早川 雪洲 (1889 – 1973) was a Japanese actor who starred in American silent films (as part of a career that spanned from 1914-1967). "His 'broodingly handsome' good looks and typecasting as a sinister villain with sexual dominance made him a heartthrob among American women, and the first male sex symbol of Hollywood, several years in advance of Rudolph Valentino. " - Today he is chiefly remembered as Colonel Saito in "The Bridge on the River Kwai"

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