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Pat Morita

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Birth Name: Pat Morita
Born: 06/28/1930
Birth Place: Isleton, California, USA
Death Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Died: 11/24/2005

Born Noriyuki Morita in Isleton, CA on June 28, 1932 to Japanese immigrants Tamaru and Momoye Morita, "Pat" - the "Americanized" moniker he later adopted - spent much of his youth in area hospitals. Having contracted spinal tuberculosis at the age of two, he became deathly ill and was bedridden until the age of 11. By the time Morita learned to walk again, World War II had begun, and he was sent to join his family at the Gila River internment camp for Japanese-Americans in Arizona for the duration of the conflict. Post-war, Morita's parents ran a Chinese restaurant in the Sacramento, CA area, and enlisted the recent high school graduate to help run the struggling business. It was there that ... Continue Bio >>


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