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|Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:29 pm Post subject: MOTHRA star Jerry Ito: 1927-2007
|Actor and singer Jerry Ito passed away earlier this month at age 79. Jerry performed on stage both in Japan and on Broadway, was a popular commercial pitchman in the 1970s, and acted in numerous Japanese movies and shows such as THE MANSTER, THE LAST WAR, GOLGO 13, and MESSAGE FROM SPACE. He is best known as Clark Nelson, the villain who kidnaps the twin fairies in the original MOTHRA.
On SciFi Japan we've posted a tribute article to Jerry Ito that includes quotes from an unpublished interview with Jerry, comments and stories from his family and friends, a personal message from his MOTHRA co-star Hiroshi Koizumi, rare photos from the Ito family, a look at Jerry's films and TV work, and video clips of Jerry onstage at Godzillafest in 2004.
If you're a fan of MOTHRA, are interested in learning more about Jerry Ito and his work, or enjoy the Golden Age of Toho movies, please give the article a read at:
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