Adele Yoshioka in Magnum Force

Above is Adele Yoshioka as “Sunny,” Harry Callahan’s very friendly neighbor, introducing herself to the San Francisco police inspector in 1973′s Magnum Force. According to the film’s screenwriter, John Milius, the character Sunny was written in as Harry’s “love interest” because Clint Eastwood received many fan letters from Asian women that contained sexual propositions. Unless the info that those ladies were Asian, was solely gathered because they stated so in their writings or from their names, one can assume photos were also enclosed in those fan letters. I wonder if Mr. Eastwood saved them.

As for Miss Yoshioko, she pretty much retired from acting after her role as a lab assistant in the 1999 film A Table for One. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, an organization she’s been involved with since 1991. Read more about that in this 2010 interview she did with Examiner.com.

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