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Pat Morita Waxes Off
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Pat Morita, who starred in the “Karate Kid” movies and in such TV shows as “Happy Days,” died Thursday of natural causes in Las Vegas. He was 73.

He rose to fame as diner owner Arnold on “Happy Days” during the 1975-76 season. But he’s probably best remembered as the wise Karate teacher Mr. Miyagi in four “Karate Kid” movies, dispensing such immortal advice as “wax on, wax off.” He earned an Oscar nomination for the first “Karate Kid” movie in 1984.

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  1. I WAS SO SAD WHEN I HEARD THAT…OH WELL, HE WAS FICK’N AWESOME AND I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM FROM THA K.K. FLICKS

    Comment by TATERTOT — March 22, 2006 @ 9:24 pm

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