Goodbye, Mr. Miyagi

Posted on November 29, 2005 

Goodbye, Mr. Miyagi

Pat Morita owed his fame to kids, he once said. “You know why? I’m the same height.” A generation raised on Mr. Miyagi might beg to differ.

Morita, who played the iconic martial-arts guru in four Karate Kid movies, and earned an Academy Award nomination for his uncommonly profound car-waxing tips, died Thursday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 73.

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