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Yujiro Ishihara

Yujiro Ishihara on the poster for Shori-sha (1957).
Born December 28, 1934
Kobe, Japan
Died July 17, 1987
Nationality Japanese
Occupation actor and singer

Yujiro Ishihara (石原 裕次郎 Ishihara Yūjirō ?) (December 28, 1934–July 17, 1987) was a Japanese actor and singer born in Kobe. His elder brother, Shintaro Ishihara, is an author, politician, and the current Governor of Tokyo. Yujiro debuted in 1956 in "Season of the Sun," based on a novel written by his brother. As a representative youth star in films of the immediate postwar era, and subsequently as a macho movie hero, he was represented as Japanese Elvis Presley and beloved by many fans, who extravagantly mourned his early death at 52.

Yujiro Ishihara won a prize for best new actor at the 1958 Blue Ribbon Awards for the films Washi to taka (1957) and Man Who Causes a Storm (1957).

His movies and music are still followed by Showa-period lovers. On the date of his death, 17 July, his mourning ceremony is often rebroadcast on TV.

Spouse: Mie Kitahara.

He founded the Ishihara Productions film company.

He died on July 17, 1987 from liver cancer.

His image is on a 1997 Japanese postage stamp. [1]



(Filmography 1956-1958 is complete.[1])

Japanese movie poster for Yoru no kiba (1958)


  • Ginza no Koi no Monogatari (銀座の恋の物語)
  • Brandy Glass (ブランデー グラス)

TV drama

  • Taiyō ni Hoero! (太陽にほえろ!)
  • Seibu Keisatsu (西部警察)


  1. ^ accessed 16 January 2009

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