Yujiro Ishihara

Ishihara Yujiro

  • Name: Ishihara Yujiro
  • Native name: 石原裕次郎
  • Also Known as: Ishihara Yuujirou, いしはら ゆうじろう
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 28, 1934
  • Died: July 17, 1987
Yujiro grew up in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, in Otaru, Hokkaido, and in Zushi, Kanagawa. His father, an employee of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, was from Ehime Prefecture, and his mother was from Miyajima, Hiroshima. Yujiro attended Otaru Fuji Kindergarten and then Otaru City Inaho Elementary School. During his elementary school years he participated in competitive swimming and skied on Mt. Tengu. He then attended Zushi City Zushi junior High School, where he began playing basketball. He aimed to enter Keio Senior High School, but did not pass the entrance examination. He enrolled at Keio Shiki Boys' Senior High School, but in 1951 was admitted to Keio Senior High School. Afterward he entered the political science department of the school of law at Keio University, associated with the high school, but reportedly spent all his time playing around.

Wanting to become an actor, he auditioned at Toho, Daiei Film and Nikkatsu, but did not pass any of his auditions. However, in 1956, with help from producer Takiko Mizunoe and his brother Shintaro, he received a bit-part in the film adaptation of Shintaro's Akutagawa Prize-winning Season of the Sun, making his film debut. Afterwards he withdrew from Keio University to work for Nikkatsu, playing the lead in the film adaptation of Shintaro's novel Crazed Fruit.

At the 1958 Blue Ribbon Awards Ishihara won the prize for best new actor for the 1957 films Washi to taka and Man Who Causes a Storm. He would go on to become one of the representative stars of the Showa Era with his twin acting and singing career, but his life was one made harder by illness and injury.

In 1960 he married actress Mie Kitahara, his co-star in a number of films beginning in 1956 with Crazed Fruit.

Yujiro survived a 1978 oral cancer of the tongue, and a 1981 aortic aneurysm, supported by friends, family and his legion of fans. However he was later diagonised with liver cancer and died at Keio University Hospital in 1987 on July 17 at 4:26. He was 52 years old.

Throughout his life Yujiro used alcohol and tobacco, and ate meals that were lacking in vegetables; this unhealthy lifestyle is generally acknowledged as contributing to his early death.

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Producer
Year Title Type Rating
1985 Tadaima Zekkocho!
Drama
0.0
1973 Gokiburi Deka
Movie
0.0
1973 Hangyaku no Hoshu
Movie
0.0
1971 A Man’s World
Movie
2.0
1965 Taking the Castle
Movie
1.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1983 Seibu Keisatsu Part III
Japanese Drama, 1983, 70 eps
Kogure Kenzo (Support Role)
70
Kogure Kenzo
Support Role
0.0
1979 Seibu Keisatsu
Japanese Drama, 1979, 126 eps
Kogure Kenzo (Support Role)
126
Kogure Kenzo
Support Role
3.0
1978 Daitokai 3
Japanese Drama, 1978, 49 eps
Munakata Gorou (Support Role)
49
Munakata Gorou
Support Role
2.0
1976 Daitokai: Tatakai no Hibi
Japanese Drama, 1976, 31 eps
Takigawa Ryuuta (Main Role)
31
Main Role
4.0
1972 Taiyo ni Hoero
Japanese Drama, 1972, 718 eps
Todo Shunsuke (Main Role)
718
Todo Shunsuke
Main Role
4.0
1957 Daiyaru 110-ban
Japanese Drama, 1957, 364 eps
(Ep. 19) (Guest Role)
364
(Ep. 19)
Guest Role
2.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1973 Hangyaku no Hoshu
Japanese Movie, 1973,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1971 A Man’s World
Japanese Movie, 1971,
Konno Tadao (Main Role)
Konno Tadao
Main Role
2.0
1970 Men and War
Japanese Movie, 1970,
Shinozaki Ryoji (Support Role)
Shinozaki Ryoji
Support Role
6.0
1970 One Soldier's Gamble
Japanese Movie, 1970,
Kitabayashi Hiroshi (Main Role)
Kitabayashi Hiroshi
Main Role
0.0
1968 Wasureru mono ka
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Okabe Shiro (Main Role)
Okabe Shiro
Main Role
0.0
1968 Dice and Swords
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Komura Shinjiro (Main Role)
Komura Shinjiro
Main Role
0.0
1967 My Sweetheart
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Director Ishizaki (Support Role)
Director Ishizaki
Support Role
0.0
1967 Hatoba no Taka
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Kusumi Keinichi (Main Role)
Kusumi Keinichi
Main Role
6.0
1967 Arashi Kitari Saru
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Tomisaka Eigoro (Main Role)
Tomisaka Eigoro
Main Role
1.0
1967 A Warm Misty Night
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Sagara Toru (Main Role)
Sagara Toru
Main Role
0.0
1966 Challenge for Glory
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Sogoro (Main Role)
Sogoro
Main Role
0.0
1966 Kill the Night Rose
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Tokugawa Shinroku (Main Role)
Tokugawa Shinroku
Main Role
0.0
1966 Yogiri no Bojo
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Horibe Yoshiro (Main Role)
Horibe Yoshiro
Main Role
0.0
1966 Futari no Sekai
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Hojo Shuichi (Main Role)
Hojo Shuichi
Main Role
0.0
1965 Seishun to Hananda
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Nonomura Kensuke (Main Role)
Nonomura Kensuke
Main Role
6.0
1965 Taking the Castle
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Kuruma Touzo (Main Role)
Kuruma Touzo
Main Role
1.0
1964 Invincible
Japanese Movie, 1964,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1964 Satsujin Sha o Kese
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Hayakawa Jiro / Nobuo Izumi (Main Role)
Hayakawa Jiro / Nobuo Izumi
Main Role
0.0
1964 Tekkaba Yaburi
Japanese Movie, 1964,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1964 Red Handkerchief
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Mikami Jirou (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1964 Sunset Hill
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Shinohara Kenji (Main Role)
Shinohara Kenji
Main Role
0.0
1963 Alone Across the Pacific
Japanese Movie, 1963,
The Youth (Main Role)
The Youth
Main Role
6.9
1962 A Man with a Dragon Tattoo
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Tamai Kingoro (Main Role)
Tamai Kingoro
Main Role
0.0
1962 Rainbow over the Kinmen
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Takei Ichiro [Doctor] (Main Role)
Takei Ichiro [Doctor]
Main Role
7.0
1962 Wakai Hito
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Masaki Shintaro (Main Role)
Masaki Shintaro
Main Role
8.0
1962 The Zero Fighter
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Tanimura Kari (Main Role)
Tanimura Kari
Main Role
6.0
1962 Love in Ginza
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Banjiro (Main Role)
Banjiro
Main Role
6.0
1962 Otoko to Otoko no Ikiru Machi
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Iwasaki Katsuo (Main Role)
Iwasaki Katsuo
Main Role
0.0
1962 I Hate But Love
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Daisaku Kita (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1961 A Life That is a Hall
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Chubu Shuhei (Main Role)
Chubu Shuhei
Main Role
0.0
1961 That Guy And I
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Kurogawa Saburou (Main Role)
Kurogawa Saburou
Main Role
8.0
1961 For This We Fight
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Masaki Shinichi (Main Role)
Masaki Shinichi
Main Role
0.0
1960 Togyu ni Kakeru Otoko
Japanese Movie, 1960,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1960 Wait for Tomorrow
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Misugi Kohei (Main Role)
Misugi Kohei
Main Role
4.0
1960 Seinen no Ki
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Waku Takema (Main Role)
Waku Takema
Main Role
0.0
1960 Of Men and Money
Japanese Movie, 1960,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1960 Tekkaba no Kaze
Japanese Movie, 1960,
(Main Role)
Main Role
2.0
1959 Love and Death
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Muraoka Yuji (Main Role)
Muraoka Yuji
Main Role
4.0
1958 Red Pier
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Tominaga Jiro (Main Role)
Tominaga Jiro
Main Role
7.4
1958 Fusoku 40 Metres
Japanese Movie, 1958,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1958 A Slope in the Sun
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Tashiro Shinji (Main Role)
Tashiro Shinji
Main Role
7.0
1958 Rusty Knife
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Yukihiko Tachibana (Main Role)
Yukihiko Tachibana
Main Role
7.4
1957 Man Who Causes a Storm
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Shoichi Kokubu (Main Role)
Shoichi Kokubu
Main Role
6.0
1957 The Eagle and the Hawk
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Nomura Senkichi (Main Role)
Nomura Senkichi
Main Role
7.0
1957 I Am Waiting
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Joji Shimaki (Main Role)
Joji Shimaki
Main Role
7.1
1957 Shorisha
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Fuma Shuntaro (Main Role)
Fuma Shuntaro
Main Role
8.0
1957 Jazz Musume Tanjo
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Nanjo Haruo (Support Role)
Nanjo Haruo
Support Role
7.0
1956 Ningen Gyorai Shutsugekisu
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Main Role
2.0
1956 Chitei no Uta
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Fuyu "the Diamond" (Support Role)
Fuyu "the Diamond"
Support Role
0.0
1956 Crazed Fruit
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Takishima Natsuhisa (Main Role)
Takishima Natsuhisa
Main Role
6.9
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
1972 Taiyo ni Hoero! Macaroni Keiji Tojo!
Japanese Special, 1972, 1 eps
Toudou Shunsuke (Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
1986 MUSIC STATION
Japanese TV Show, 1986, 1328 eps
[Performer] (Guest)
1328
[Performer]
Guest
8.1
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
[Supporter] (Ep. 8) (Guest)
73
[Supporter] (Ep. 8)
Guest
7.6
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  • First Name: Yujiro
  • Family Name: Ishihara
  • Native name: 石原裕次郎
  • Also Known as: Ishihara Yuujirou, いしはら ゆうじろう
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 28, 1934
  • Died: July 17, 1987

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