Tsutomo Nakano (1925–2005), also known as Lane Nakano, was an American soldier turned actor.
World War II
Nakano and his twin brother Lyle were members of the family that "adopted" Mexican-American and Marine Guy Gabaldon. During World War II, Nakano was interned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. While there, he volunteered for service in the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
His opportunity to work as an actor began when he was discovered by Hollywood director and writer Robert Pirosh, who cast Nakano as second billing after Van Johnson in the 1951 film, Go for Broke.
- ^ a b c "Lane Nakano, 80, a Soldier Turned Actor, Is Dead", The New York Times, May 11, 2005
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- ^ "National Archives: Lane Nakano". Retrieved 2011-06-26.
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