Tetsuro Tamba Dies
Veteran Japanese actor Tetsuro Tamba has died of heart failure in Tokyo following a bout of pneumonia. He was 84. Tamba is best known for his role as intelligence chief TIGER TANAKA opposite SIR Sean Connery in the 1967 JAMES BOND movie YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. He clocked up over 300 film appearances and starred in many Japanese TV shows. Tamba won a Japanese Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for 203 KOCHI. He also wrote books and produced documentaries on spiritualism.