Shihuko Hoshi
Shihuko Hoshi Charlotte Sometimes
Shizuko Hoshi in 2002 film "Charlotte Sometimes"
Personal Information
Born: 1935
Birthplace Tokyo, Japan
Years active: 1965-present
Spouse(s): Mako, ?-2006, his death
Related to: 2 daughters
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: 4 episodes
Character played: Various roles which include Rosie and Mrs. Li (Oksun Li's mother)

Shizuko Hoshi (born 1935 in Tokyo, Japan) appeared in various roles on the hit CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, where she was also one of three actresses to play Rosie, owner of Rosie's Bar just outside of the camp. Shihuko is a graduate of Tokyo Women's College and University of Southern California.[1] She was married to late character actor Mako, (who also made frequent appearances on the M*A*S*H series) the founding Artistic Director of East West Players in Los Angeles, and worked closely with the Asian American Theatre Company from 1965 to 1989.


While at East West Players, Shihuko received many awards for performance, directing and choreography, including a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance in Wakako Yamauchi's And The Soul Shall Dance,[2] as well as Drama-Logue Awards for Best Director for Hokusai Sketchbooks, Asa ga Kimashita, A Chorus Line, and Mishima.[3] Her film credits include Memoirs of a Geisha, Come See The Paradise, and M. Butterfly.

She appeared in the indie film, Charlotte Sometimes and narrated the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film|Academy Award winning Live Action Short Film, Visas and Virtue. She has also appeared on television in addition to her M*A*S*H appearances, in such 1970's TV shows as NBC's Quincy M.E., ABC-TV shows Starsky & Hutch, The Six Million Dollar Man and also, most recently, CBS's Chicago Hope. In 1995, Hoshi co-directed the English language premiere of the Japanese comedy The Fall Guy off-Broadway in New York City.


Shizuko and late husband Mako have two daughters (who are both actresses) and three grandchildren.


  1. "Susie" Hoshi early history in table tennis
  2. LA Drama Critics Circle winners (1977)
  3. [ Awards history on the East/West Players official website

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