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Tadao Takashima


Born - 27 July 1930, Kobe, Honshu, Japan
Died - 26 June 2019

Happy-looking Japanese performer who had success in stage musicals, but is best remembered by film fans for his participation in several of the country's famous monster and horror movies. He had begun as a jazz musician, but soon got into acting, beginning a film career that would run to more than 70 credits: Choito Neesan Omoide Yanagi (1952), Jazz on Parade 1954: Tokyo Cinderella (1954), Emperor Meijo and the Great Russo-Japanese War (1957), Tell It to the Dolls (1960), King King vs Godzilla (1962), Atragon (1963), Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965), Son of Godzilla (1967), Andersen Monogatari (1968) and Rikugun Rakogohei (1971), after which he concentrated on music and stage work. Many years later, he was seen again on screen in Getting Blue in Colour (1988), Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II (1993) and Turning Point (1994), his last. He died from natural causes.