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Yumi Shirakawa (1936–2016)

Yumi Shirakawa joined Toho when she was just 19, in 1956. By the end of the year, Toho had catapulted the beautiful actress into her first starring role, alongside Kenji Sahara in RODAN (Sora no Daikaiju Radon, 1956). Director Ishiro Honda took a shine to her and cast her in several of his subsequent movies, both science fiction (THE MYSTERIANS, ... See full bio »

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(age 79) in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Rodan
Rodan Kiyo, Shigeru's lover
(1956)
The H-Man
The H-Man Chikako Arai, singer in the nightclub
(1958)
The Mysterians
The Mysterians Etsuko Shiraishi
(1957)
Midareru
Midareru Takako Morita
(1964)

Filmography

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 2014 Burakku purejidento (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.11 (2014)
- Episode #1.10 (2014)
- Episode #1.9 (2014)
- Episode #1.8 (2014)
- Episode #1.7 (2014)
 2013 Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~ (TV Series)
Asai Hisae
- Episode #2.7 (2013) ... Asai Hisae
 2013 Daini Gakushô (TV Mini-Series)
Hisayo endo
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Hisayo endo
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Hisayo endo
 2011 Kyouguu (TV Movie)
 2009 Mama wa mukashi papa datta (TV Series)
 2009 Anmitsu hime 2 (TV Movie)
Tencha
 2007 Haken no hinkaku (TV Mini-Series)
Mayuko Amaya
 2003 Daiyamondo gâru (TV Series)
 1999 Majo no jouken (TV Series)
Motoko Hirose
 1999 24 jikan dake no uso (TV Movie)
Fumi Yoshioka
 1998 GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (TV Series)
Akira Sakurai / Sakurai Akira
- Drama Special (1998) ... Sakurai Akira
- I'm a Great Teacher (1998) ... Akira Sakurai
- The Pervert Teacher and the Madonna Teacher (1998) ... Akira Sakurai
- First, I'm a teacher (1998) ... Akira Sakurai
 1995 Daddy Survival (TV Series)
 1994 Keiji no koi (TV Movie)
Masuyo Honda
 1994 Otoko no ibasho (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1994)
- Episode #1.8 (1994)
- Episode #1.7 (1994)
- Episode #1.6 (1994)
- Episode #1.5 (1994)
 1989 Mama Haha Bugi (TV Mini-Series)
Ryoko Arashiyama
 1985 Family Game: Special (TV Movie)
Notiko numata
 1984 Kazoku gêmu II (TV Series)
 1983 Kazoku gêmu (TV Series)
Mom
 1983 Arashi o yobu otoko
Akiko
 1981 Fubo no gosan (TV Series)
 1968 Aniki no koibito
Reiko
 1968 Haruranman
 1967 Fûfu hyakkei (TV Series)
- Fûfu bokuro (1967)
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken
Queen Izato
 1966 Seishun to wa nanda (TV Series)
- Minna koibito (1966)
- Fea purei (1966)
 1965 Hi no ataru isu
Sumiko Hirakawa
 1964 Midareru
Takako Morita
 1963 Walleyed Nippon
Momoko
 1963 Ringo no hana saku machi
Keiko Sôma
 1962 Chûshingura
Ume
 1962 Chikata nikki
 1962 Sôtome ke no musume tachi
Umeko Sôtome
 1962 Gorath
Tomoko Sonoda
 1961 Different Sons
Kensuke's Wife
 1961 Kohayagawa-ke no aki
Nakanishi Takako
 1961 Ai to honoho to
Keiko Takamine
 1961 Romance Express
Idekawa
 1960 Kane-dukuri taikô-ki
Yôko Ema
 1960 Man Against Man
Mineko Nishijo
 1960 Daigaku no sanzôkutachi
Anego (Boss's Wife)
 1960 Yoru no nagare
Shinobu Sonoda
 1960 Kyôsaitô sôsai ni eikô are
Ayuko Hayakawa
 1960 Densô ningen
Akiko Chujo
 1960 Boku wa dokushin shain
Tazuko Haga
 1959 Seishun o kakero
Fusa Tashiro
 1959 Tetsuwan tôshu Inao monogatari
Setsuko Sugiura
 1959 Aisaiki
 1959 Ankokugai no kaoyaku
Junko
 1958 Mikkokusha wa dare ka
Mineko
 1958 Josei SOS
 1958 The H-Man
Chikako Arai, singer in the nightclub
 1958 Jazu musume ni eiko are
Eiko Chiba
 1958 Aijô no miyako
Teruko Haraguchi
 1957 The Mysterians
Etsuko Shiraishi
 1957 Salaryman shusse taikôki
Chieko Nishikawa
 1956 Rodan
Kiyo, Shigeru's lover
 1956 Sazae-san
Oyoshi
 1956 Aru onna no baai
Kazuko Yoshioka
 1956 Narazu-mono
Yuki
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Mother of Yurie Nitani.

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