STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,760 this week

Kinuyo Tanaka (1910–1977)


Kinuyo Tanaka was born on November 28, 1910 in Yamaguchi, Japan. She was an actress and director, known for Sansho the Bailiff (1954), Ugetsu (1953) and Saikaku ichidai onna (1952). She was married to Hiroshi Shimizu. She died on March 21, 1977 in Japan. See full bio »

Died:

(age 66) in Japan

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 people
created 30 Apr 2011
 
a list of 44 people
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 25 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 1097 people
created 4 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kinuyo Tanaka.
8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (163 credits)
 1976 Lullaby of the Earth
Farmer
 1975 Let's Go, Grandma!
Kiku Sasaki
 1974 Sandakan 8
Osaki Yamakawa, as an old woman
 1974 Three Old Ladies
Taki Takeichi
 1972 Tora-san's Dream-Come-True
Madame from a noble family
 1970 Momi no ki wa nokotta (TV Series)
 1967 Momotarô-zamurai (TV Series)
 1966 Arupusu no wakadaishô
Shinjiro Ishiyama / Aodaisyô
 1965 Red Beard
Madame Yasumoto, Noboru's mother
 1964 Kono sora no aru kagiri
Shizue Matsuzaki
 1964 The Scent of Incense
Tsuna
 1963 Hikaru umi
Nobuko Yazaki
 1963 Alone on the Pacific
Youth's Mother
 1963 Legend of a Duel to the Death
Shizuko Sonobe
 1962 A Wanderer's Notebook
Kishi, Fumiko's mother
 1961 Wakarete ikiru toki mo
Michi's mother
 1960 Younger Brother
Mother
 1959 Nippon tanjô
Princess Yamato
 1959 Taiyô ni somuku mono
Fumi - Ichikawa's wife
 1959 Hahakogusa
Shige Ozawa
 1958 The Eternal Rainbow
Fumi Kageyama
 1958 Equinox Flower
Kiyoko Hirayama
 1958 Ballad of Narayama
Orin
 1958 Kanashimi wa onna dakeni
Hideyo
 1957 Chijo
Omitsu, Heiichiro's mother
 1957 Stepbrothers
Rie, Kido's second wife
 1957 Kiiroi karasu
Yukiko Matsumoto
 1956 Flowing
Rika Yamanaka / Oharu
 1956 Arashi
Otoku, housekeeper
 1956 Jôshû to tomo ni
Takehara, head of prison
 1956 Iro zange
Oyae
 1955 Chibusa yo eien nare
Neighbor's wife
 1955 Tsukiyo no kasa
Ritsuko Kotani
 1955 Shônen shikeishû
Satoko Yamamoto
 1955 House of Many Pleasures
Oshige
 1954 Uwasa no onna
Hatsuko Mabuchi
 1954 Onna no koyomi
Michi Saeki
 1954 Sansho the Bailiff
Tamaki
 1953 Love Letter
Landlady
 1953 Shishi no za
Hisa Hôshô
 1953 Ugetsu
Miyagi
 1953 Where Chimneys Are Seen
Hiroko Ogata
 1953 Sincerity
Kuniko Ariga
 1952 Himitsu
Miyo Tajima
 1952 Mother
Masako Fukuhara
 1952 Sisters of Nishijin
Someka
 1951 Inazuma sôshi
Oyuki
 1951 The Lady from Musashino
Michiko Akiyama
 1951 Miss Oyu
Oyû Kayukawa
 1951 Ginza Cosmetics
Yukiko Tsuji
 1951 Oboro kago
 1950 The Munekata Sisters
Setsuko Munekata
 1950 Konyaku yubiwa
Noriko Kuki
 1949 Mahiru no embukyoku
Tsuruyo Amemiya
 1949 Yotsuya kaidan, Part II
Oiwa / Osode
 1949 Flame of My Love
Eiko Hirayama
 1948 A Hen in the Wind
Tokiko Amamiya
 1948 Yoru no onnatachi
Fusako Owada
 1947 Phoenix
Sayoko Aihara
 1947 Marriage
Fumie Matsukawa
 1945 Victory Song
Woman who sings lullaby
 1944 Miyamoto Musashi
Shinobu Nonomiya
 1944 Army
Waka
 1944 Kaette kita otoko
Hatsue Kotani
 1944 Danjuro sandai
Okano
 1942 Aru onna
Oshige
 1941 Ornamental Hairpin
Emi
 1941 Hana
 1940 Butai sugata
Okinu
 1940 Naniwa onna
Ochika
 1940 Kinuyo no hatsukoi
Kinuyo Miyoshi
 1940 Aizen tsubaki
 1939 Hana aru zassô
Miss Natsuki
 1939 Shunrai
 1939 Okayo no kakugo
Okayo
 1937 Joi Kinuyo sensei
Kinuyo Yamaoka
 1937 Hana-kago no uta
Yoko Mori
 1936 Shindo: Zempen Akemi no maki
Akemi Munakata
 1936 Dansei tai josei
Tokiko, Fujimura's daughter
 1935 Jinsei no onimotsu
Itsuko Kuriyama
 1935 Hakoiri musume
Oshige
 1934 Watashi no niisan
Sumako
 1934 Osayo koisugata
Osayo
 1934/I Sakura ondo
 1933 Sôbô
Yoshiko Hinoto
 1933 Seidon
Fusako Hara
 1933 Ôendanchô no koi
Omitsu
 1933 Hanayome no negoto
Haruko, bride
 1932 Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth
Shigeko, bakery assistant
 1932 Koi no Tokyo
 1932/I Ginza no yanagi
 1932 Niisan no baka
Sister
 1932 Shohaî
 1932/I Konjiki yasha
Kamosawa Miya
 1932 Chûshingura
 1931 ABC Lifeline
Fujie
 1931 The Neighbor's Wife and Mine
Wife of the playwright
 1931 Shimai kohen
 1931 Shimai zenpen
 1930 Ojôsan
Kinuko
 1930 I Flunked, But...
Cafe's waitress
 1930 The Army Advances
Toshiko Yamamoto
 1929 Daitokai: Rôdô-hen
Okimi
 1929 Mori no kajiya
Omitsu
 1928 Riku no ôja
Namiko
 1928 Kangeki jidai
 1928 The Villiage Bride
Okinu
 1928 Moshimo kanojo ga (Short)
 1928 Kaikokuki
Oaki
 1927 Shinju fujin
 1926 Girlfriend
 1926 Karabotan
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Joined a music troupe at age eleven. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hey, wrong picture! shinya-kamigaki
Discuss Kinuyo Tanaka on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page