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Actor Tatsuo Umemiya, popular for work on yakuza movies, dies aged 81

Tatsuo Umemiya (Mainichi)

The actor Tatsuo Umemiya, who starred in the popular 1960s and '70s biker gang film series "Furyo Bancho," the "Battles Without Honor and Humanity" yakuza movies, and a mainstay on variety TV shows, died of chronic renal failure on Dec. 12. He was 81 years old.


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