Ryō Ikebe

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Ryō Ikebe
池部 良
Ryō Ikebe from the film Gendaijin (1952)
Born 池部 良
(1918-02-11)February 11, 1918
Died October 8, 2010(2010-10-08) (aged 92)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1941–2010

Ryō Ikebe (池部 良, Ikebe Ryō) (11 February 1918 – 8 October 2010) was a Japanese actor. He graduated from Rikkyō University and originally wanted to be a screenwriter, but ended up debuting as an actor at Tōhō in 1941.[1] He did not achieve popularity until starring in a series of youth films in the late 1940s. He expanded his acting range in the 1950s, while still frequently appearing in genre films, such as Tōhō tokusatsu films and yakuza films at Tōei. He was also known as an essayist.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Ikebe Ryō". Nihon jinmei daijiten (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 


  • Shimura, Miyoko; Yumiketa, Aya, eds. (2007). Eiga haiyū Ikebe Ryō. Waizu Shuppan. ISBN 978-4-89830-207-1. 

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