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Isuzu Yamada (1917–2012)


Isuzu Yamada was born on February 5, 1917 in Osaka, Japan as Mitsu Yamada. She was an actress, known for Yojimbo (1961), Throne of Blood (1957) and The Lower Depths (1957). She was married to Tsutomu Shimomoto, Yoshi Katô, Takita, Kazuo, Ichirô Tsukida and Teinosuke Kinugasa. She died on July 9, 2012 in Inagi, Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

Died:

(age 95) in Inagi, Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Yojimbo
Yojimbo Orin
(1961)
Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood Lady Asaji Washizu
(1957)
The Lower Depths
The Lower Depths Osugi the Landlady
(1957)
Gion no shimai
Gion no shimai O-Mocha
(1936)

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 1985 Hissatsu shigotonin V (TV Series)
Oriku
 1984 Hissatsu!: Sure Death!
'Shamisen Shop' Oriku
 1982 Giwaku
Tokie Horiuchi
 1979 Hissatsu shigotonin (TV Series)
Otowa
 1979 Ameyuki san (TV Movie)
 1978 The Shogun's Samurai
Oeyo (Mother)
 1970 Onna kumichô
 1964 Aisurebakoso (TV Movie)
 1964 The Body
Proprietress of Sex Club
 1962 Shin no shikôtei
Dowager Empress
 1961 Shaka
Kalideva
 1961 The Littlest Warrior
Yashio (voice)
 1961 Yojimbo
Orin
 1961 Daredevil in the Castle
Yodogami
 1961 Mozu
 1960 Pineapple butai
Shigeyo (Mother)
 1960 Sen-hime goten
Kisaragi
 1960 Yoru no nagare
Aya Fujimura
 1960 Bonchi
Sei
 1959 Shura zakura
 1958 Noren
 1958 Akujo no kisetsu
Taeko Sugawara
 1958 A Boy and Three Mothers
Natsu , the Foster Mother
 1957 Downtown
 1957 Black River
Landlady
 1957 The Lower Depths
Osugi the Landlady
 1957 Tôkyô boshoku
Kisako Aijima
 1957 Throne of Blood
Lady Asaji Washizu
 1956 Nagareru
Otsuta
 1956 Shozo, a Cat and Two Women
First wife
 1956 Boshizô
Yukiko Izumi
 1956 Yûyake-gumo
Seiji's mother, Kiyo
 1955 Ishigassen
Hiroko
 1955 Takekurabe
 1955 Aisureba koso
Yaeko (segment 3)
 1954 Okuman choja
Hanakuma
 1954 Karatachi no hana
Toyo Nakano
 1954 Mittsu no ai
 1953 Hiroshima
 1953 Shukuzu
Tamiko
 1952 Mazô
 1952 Gendai-jin
 1952 Zoku Akôjô
Aguri
 1952 Akôjô
Aguri
 1952 Hanaogi sensei to Santa
Oto-san's wife
 1951 Waga ya wa tanoshi
Namiko, Kosaku's wife
 1951 Oedo go-nin otoko
Okane, Chobei's wife
 1951 Umi no hanabi
Kaoru Uozumi
 1951 Natsumatsuri sandogasa
Omiyo / Okoma
 1951 Oboro kago
 1950 Harukanari haha no kuni
Masako
 1949 Koiokamibi
 1947 Joyu
 1945 Meitô bijomaru
Sasae Onoda
 1944 Yottsu no kekkon
Hiroko
 1944 Shibaidô
 1943 Himetaru kakugo
Oshizu
 1943 Meijin Chôji-bori
Outa
 1943 Uta-andon
O-Sode
 1943 Ina no Kantarô
Oshin
 1942 Zoku onna keizu
Otsuta
 1942 Onna keizu
Otsuta
 1942 Musashibo Benkei
Koshikibu
 1941 Kawanakajima kassen
Oshino
 1941 Jogakusei-ki
 1941 Shanhai no tsuki
Jing Lusi
 1941 Kinô kieta otoko
Kotomi Fujieda
 1940 Zoku Hebihimesama
Oshima
 1940 Keshô yuki
 1940 Niiduma kagami - Kôhen
Fumiyo Shichiri
 1940 Niiduma kagami - Zempen
Fumiyo Shichiri
 1940 Hebihimesama
Oshima
 1939 Sono zen'ya
Osaki
 1939 Kenka tobi: Zenpen
Koina
 1939 Kenka tobi - Kôhen
Koina
 1939 Chushingura (Go)
Okaru
 1939 Chushingura (Zen)
Okaru
 1938 Shinpen Tange Sazen: Yoto-hen (Short)
Oshiho
 1938 Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô
Tsurujiro
 1937 Yoshida Palace
Princess Fujio, Lord Nobutoshi's Daughter
 1936 Gion no shimai
O-Mocha
 1936 Shijû-hachi-nin me
Oshino
 1936 Osaka Elegy
Ayako Murai
 1935 Ojô Okichi
Okichi
 1935 Maria no Oyuki
Oyuki
 1935 Oroku-gushi
Okinu
 1935 Orizuru Osen
Osen
 1934 Kensetsu no hitobito
Chieko
 1934 Aizô tôge
Outa
 1934 Ureshii musume
Michiko Yamada
 1934 Budo taikan
 1933 Kôya no hate - Kanketsu-hen
Yoshie - Ogawa's fiancée
 1933 Konjiki yasha
 1933 Kôya no hate: zenpen
Yoshie - Ogawa's fiancée
 1933 Shinju fujin
 1932 Yamiuchi tosei
Oshizu
 1932 Kokushi muso
Oyae
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Daughter of an actor and a geisha, she was trained as a musician on the three-stringed traditional Japanese shamisen. Her acting career began at the age of fourteen. She joined the Nikkatsu studio in Kyoto in 1930, because her mother was a friend of the chief executive. International fame came through her roles in several films by Akira Kurosawa, notably her Lady Macbeth-like character Asaji in '... See more »

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