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Godzilla Series Star Yuriko Hoshi Passes Away

Godzilla Series Star Yuriko Hoshi Passes Away

Scified2018-05-19 10:34:36
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On May 16th, 2018, veteran actress Yuriko Hoshi passed away. Hoshi lost the battle to lung cancer and died in Kyoto, Japan. She was 74.

Part of Toho's early stable of young actors and actresses, Hoshi began her career in the late 1950s. Dubbed Toho's "Madonna" of the Japanese Golden Age by historian August Ragone, Hoshi acted in over ninety movies for six decades. 

Although she starred in plenty of movies ranging from comedies, dramas and musicals, fans know her best for her work in the Godzilla series. After dipping her toes in Toho special effects fare with The Last War (1961) she appeared in Ishiro Honda's Godzilla titles from 1964--The masterful Mothra vs. Godzilla and the fan favorite Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster. In Mothra vs. Godzilla she gave a heartfelt performance as photographer Junko Nakanishi, pleading Infant Islanders to save her country. And in Ghidorah's debut, she played the assertive reporter Naoko Shindo--Both aiding and infuriating her policeman-brother.

As the years grew longer, Hoshi would largely take on television roles. In 1997 the Japanese Academy recognized her with a supporting actress nomination for Night Trains to the Stars (1996)--Though she lost out to Eriko Watanabe.

2000 saw her return to the Godzilla series in Masaaki Tezuka's debut film, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus. She played Professor Yoshino Yoshizawa, head of the Dimension Tide project.

Love and prayer goes to her family during this difficult time. Fans will miss the Tokyo native's deliberate spunk on screen and the humanity she injected into the series.
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This article was written By G. H. (Gman) and published on 2018-05-19 10:34:36

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2 Fan responses to Godzilla Series Star Yuriko Hoshi Passes Away

MinecraftDinoKaiju #TeamGodzilla

May-19-2018 3:02 PM

You're welcome for giving you the news about this.

She will be missed. Gone, but not forgotten.

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

May-19-2018 8:16 PM

This news was already in the works before you brought it up--However staff writers are limited and have lives/jobs outside of here. Next time be patient and don't spam.

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