Tetsu Komai

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Tetsu Komai (1894–1970) was a minor Hollywood actor born in Kumamoto, Japan who died in Gardena, California of congestive heart failure. Tetsu had small parts in over 50 films from the 1920s until the mid-1960s. In his early films, Tetsu was often described with derogatory terms such as Chinaman,[1] although he was Japanese. He played the villain in many of his films.[2]

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  1. ^ Time (August 22, 1932)
  2. ^ Sunday Arts & Leisure Section, The New York Times (December 1, 1940) p. X-4

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