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Date of Birth 3 March 1916Nagoya, Japan
Date of Death 20 July 1987
Birth NameTadao Oshima
Nickname The Japanese Chaplin

Mini Bio (1)

Japanese actor who specialized in comedy. He joined a theatre company while still in his teens, following the death of his parents. Following the Second World War, he began to get small film roles. Within a decade, he had become a prominent character actor and also one of Toho Films' biggest comedy stars, often teamed with comedian Furankî Sakai. Toho produced two series of comedies with Arishima, the 'Company President' films and the internationally more widely-known 'Young Guy' movies. Arishima continued to appear in both comedic and dramatic roles until his death at 71.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Trivia (1)

Often paired with comic actor Frankie Sakai, a sort of Japanese Laurel & Hardy style team.

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