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by Gwen Terasaki
Gwen Harold Terasaki, author of Bridge to the Sun, was born in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Gwen Harold Terasaki, author of Bridge to the Sun, was born in Johnson City, Tennessee. She accompanied her husband back to Japan, where she lived during the war years and the early occupation period.
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Bridge to the Sun is a 1961 film, directed by Etienne Périer, starring Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi, Tetsurō Tamba, and Sean Garrison. It is based on the 1957 autobiography Bridge To The Sun by Gwen Terasaki, which detailed events in Gwen's life and marriage. Her memoir was a New York Times bestseller, nominated for a National Book Award, and won The Washington Post non-fiction book of the year award in 1958. It was made into a film by MGA starring Carol Baker and James Shigeta, which premiered in 1961.
Gwen Harold Terasaki, whose book "Bridge to the Sun," about her life as the wife of a Japanese diplomat during World War II in Japan, became a best seller and a movie, died on Saturday after a brief illness. She was 84 years old. Mrs. Terasaki, a native of Johnson City, Tenn. After spending the war years in Japan, she returned to Tennessee in 1949 with their daughter, Mariko. Her husband died in Japan in 1951. Terasaki moved to Wyoming in 1986.
Gwen Terasaki: Well, go on say it: I was a shameless hussy and I disgraced your household. Well I am not going to crawl on my knees to you just because I made a little social error. Though I believe dramatic license was taken regarding the love story between Gwen and her husband, certainly there are many fascinating aspects of her experiences that were included.
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Bridge to the Sun, Casper, Wyoming. He and his American wife and young daughter saw the march of events with growing dread. Terasaki pursued many avenues to avert war between the United States and Japan, culminating in an unauthorized eleventh-hour effort to arrange that a cable be sent directly by President Roosevelt to Emperor Hirohito. Japanese military authorities intercepted the cable, which was not delivered to Hirohito until after Pearl Harbor. The last-ditch effort failed.
Bridge to the Sun is a 1961 film, directed by Etienne Périer, starring Carroll Baker .
Bridge to the Sun is a 1961 film, directed by Etienne Périer, starring Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi, Tetsuro Tamba, and Sean Garrison Contents. Bridge to the Sun at TCMDB.