Akira Takarada

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Takarada in Godzilla (1954)

Akira Takarada (宝田 明, Takarada Akira, April 29, 1934 – March 14, 2022) was a Japanese movie actor. He was most known in the west for his roles in the Godzilla movie series.[1] He appeared in the 2014 American reboot of the franchise. He also appeared in Half Human (1955), The Last War (1961), Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965), King Kong Escapes (1967), and Latitude Zero (1969).

Takarada died on March 14, 2022 at a hospital in Tokyo, Japan from problems caused by pneumonia at the age of 87.[2]

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  1. "AKIRA TAKARADA". Complete Index to World Film. Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
  2. 宝田明さん急逝、87歳 10日舞台あいさつに登壇も13日容体急変 映画「ゴジラ」など出演 (in Japanese)

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