Wednesday, June 27, 2012

EMI ITO (1941-2012)

The Peanuts, Yumi and Emi Ito, performing in March 1971. Source: here

Emi Ito, one half of the popular singing duo The Peanuts, died on June 15, 2012, at the age of 71.

Emi Ito, seen with husband Kenji Sawada, in 1975. Source: here

The Peanuts, who began performing in 1959, are best known to kaiju fans for playing the Shobijin in Mothra (1961), Godzilla vs. the Thing (1964), and Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster (1964). Although The Peanuts retired in 1975, they are remembered fondly by their fans in the East and West.

Rest in Peace, Emi-san.

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