Shoichi Hirose

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Shoichi Hirose
Shoichi Hirose in the King Kong suit for King Kong vs. Godzilla
Born June 23, 1918
Japan
Died Unknown; retired from acting in 1988
Notable role(s) Meganulon, King Kong,
King Ghidorah, various bit parts
First work Utahime Miyako e Yuku (1950)
Notable work King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
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Shoichi Hirose  (広瀬 正一,   Hirose Shōichi), occasionally miscredited as Masakazu Hirose and nicknamed Solomon (ソロモン,   Soromon) in recognition of his survival in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, was a Japanese actor. Hirose played several bit roles in films by Toho in the Showa era, and also portrayed the kaiju King Kong in King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Ghidorah in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster. Hirose is said to have died in a nursing home a few years after he retired, but the precise date of his death is unknown.[1]

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This is a list of references for Shoichi Hirose. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Shiraishi, Masahiko (July 2016). "Memories of Solomon". Tokusatsu Hiho. Vol. 4. Yosensha. p. 202. ISBN 978-4-8003-1005-7.
  2. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. villagebooks. 28 September 2012. p. 9. ISBN 4-864-91013-8.

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