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Keiko Toge

Karen Carpenter would be startled. And probably flattered as all hell. (Plus, there in the 1970s, the thought, “Well, the Japanese ARE the best imitators,” would doubtless cross her mind…)




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(Anonymous)
Mar. 18th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
simply amazing.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 9th, 2015 04:33 am (UTC)
Keiko Togue
She's great.
From what I have read, she doesn't speak English, or read it. When she meets Richard Carpenter, there are two translators repeating everything being said back and forth. She is copying the sounds Karen Carpenter made when singing these songs.
As far as I'm concerned, she's dead on the money. Nailed it.
This is an old clip.
She's not quite the knock out now, from a physical stand point. Still has the voice.
baron_waste
Jul. 9th, 2015 06:42 am (UTC)
Re: Keiko Togue

Yoko Shimada did the same thing as "Mariko" in the 1980 miniseries Shōgun.

And so - amusingly enough - did Bela Lugosi in the 1931 film of Dracula !That famous, engraved-in-cultural-stone measured, syllabic delivery of his lines was because he was Hungarian and did not understand the words he was saying!

Hey, that's how these things happen.

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