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Kinuyo Tanaka Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 November 1910Yamaguchi, Japan
Date of Death 21 March 1977Japan  (brain tumor)

Mini Bio (1)

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 The Life of Oharu (1952). She was married to Hiroshi Shimizu. She died on March 21, 1977 in Japan.

Spouse (1)

Hiroshi Shimizu (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Was the first Japanese woman director
In Japanese films from the age of 14, after brief experience in light opera.
Joined a music troupe at age eleven.
Joined the Shochiku Film Company as an actress in 1924. A significant star of Japanese film in the 1930's, she became best known for her work under director Kenji Mizoguchi. Directed from 1953. Occasionally appeared in films of her husband, the director Hiroshi Shimizu.

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