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Tsuru Aoki (1892–1961)

Tsuru Aoki was born on September 9, 1892 in Tokyo, Japan. She is known for her work on The Dragon Painter (1919), The Wrath of the Gods (1914) and The Breath of the Gods (1920). She was married to Sessue Hayakawa. She died on October 18, 1961 in Tokyo. See full bio »


(age 69) in Tokyo, Japan

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The Dragon Painter
The Wrath of the Gods
The Breath of the Gods
Mother of the Shadows
Mother of the Shadows Laughing Moon


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 1960 Hell to Eternity
Mother Une (as Tsuru Aoki Hayakawa)
 1924 Sen Yan's Devotion
Sen Yan's Wife
 1924 The Danger Line
Marquise Yorisaka
 1924 The Great Prince Shan
 1923 La bataille
La Marquise Yorisaka
 1922 Five Days to Live
Ko Ai
 1921 Black Roses
Blossom (as Tsura Aoki)
 1920 The Breath of the Gods
Yuki Onda
 1920 A Tokyo Siren
Asuti Hishuri
 1920 Locked Lips
Lotus Blossom
 1919 Bonds of Honor
Toku-ko (as Tsuri Aoki)
 1919 The Dragon Painter
 1919 The Gray Horizon
O Haru San
 1919 The Courageous Coward
Rei Oaki
 1919 A Heart in Pawn
 1918 His Birthright
Saki San
 1918 The Bravest Way
 1918 The Curse of Iku
Omi San
 1917 The Call of the East
O'Mitsu, His Sister
 1917 Each to His Kind
Princess Nada
 1916 The Honorable Friend
Toki-Ye (as Tsuri Aoki)
 1916 Alien Souls
Yuri Chan
 1915 The Beckoning Flame (Short)
 1915 The Chinatown Mystery (Short)
 1915 The Famine (Short)
 1914 The Last of the Line (Short)
Girl at Riverside
 1914 Mother of the Shadows (Short)
Laughing Moon
 1914 The Vigil (Short)
Mira (as Miss Tsuru Aoki)
 1914 Nipped (Short)
San Toy Nakado
 1914 The Typhoon
 1914 The Death Mask (Short)
Princess Nona
 1914 The Village 'Neath the Sea (Short)
Little Fawn
 1914 The Curse of Caste (Short)
 1914 Star of the North (Short)
Star of the North
 1914 Desert Thieves (Short)
 1914 A Relic of Old Japan (Short)
 1914 A Tragedy of the Orient (Short)
 1914 The Wrath of the Gods
Toya San
 1914 Love's Sacrifice (Short)
Little Faun
 1914 The Geisha (Short)
 1914 The Courtship of O San (Short)
O San
 1914 O Mimi San (Short)
O Mimi San
 1913 The Oath of Tsuru San (Short)
Tsuru San
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Miss Tsuru Aoki | Tsura Aoki | Tsuri Aoki | Tsuro Aoki | Mrs. Sessue Hayakawa | Tsuru Aoki Hayakawa

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Japanese star of American silent films, one of the first Asian leading ladies in Hollywood. Initially signed by Thomas Ince, she frequently acted opposite Sessue Hayakawa, who became her husband in 1914. See more »

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