April 3, 1923|
Delta, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||March 4, 2004
Culver City, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Miiko Taka (1944-1958)|
After being sent to the Gila River internment camp in Arizona, Ishimoto volunteered to fight in World War II, joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After two years, he was awarded a Purple Heart and given a medical discharge.
After starting a business in Chicago, he moved back to California, where he grew up, and started his acting career by acting at the Altadena Playhouse. He became a "familiar figure" for playing "villainous Japanese soldiers".
- Shearer, John (1997-07-20). "Question?". Chattanooga Free Press. p. A2.
- "National Archives: Dale Ishimoto". Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- Scott, John L. (October 3, 1967). "Japanese Actor No Longer Villain". Los Angeles Times. p. C1.
- Elliot, Stuart (1997-08-14). "Nissan exults over an offbeat campaign, despite flat sales and a debate on ads that 'entertain.'". New York Times. p. A2.
- "Actress Miiko Taka of Movies Wins Divorce". Los Angeles Times. November 18, 1958. p. B1.
- "Miiko Taka Gets Divorce". New York Times. November 17, 1958.
- Dale Ishimoto at the Internet Movie Database
- Go For Broke Monument, showing where Ishimoto's name is on the monument.
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