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Kinuyo Tanaka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kinuyo Tanaka (田中 絹代 Tanaka Kinuyo, 29 November 1909 – 21 March 1977) was a Japanese actress and director. Tanaka was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. She became a leading actress at an early age, appearing in Yasujirō Ozu's I Graduated, But... in 1929. The following year she played the lead in Aiyoku no ki, and in 1931 she appeared in Japan's first talkie, The Neighbor's Wife and Mine, directed by Heinosuke Gosho. She had a close working relationship with director Kenji Mizoguchi, having parts in 15 of his films, including leading roles in The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954). Their working relationship ended when Mizoguchi countered a recommendation from the Directors Guild of Japan for the Nikkatsu studio to hire her as a director. Despite this, the production of her second film as director went ahead, but Tanaka never forgave Mizoguchi, and the reasons for his behaviour are unclear. She also played Noboru Yasumoto's mother in Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965). For her portrayal in Kei Kumai's Sandakan N° 8 she won the Best Actress Award at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival in 1975.[2] Her last screen appearance was in 1976 in Kei Kumai's Kita No Misaki. Tanaka was the second Japanese woman who worked as a film director, after Sakane Tazuko (1904‐1975). Her first directing job was on the film Love Letter in 1953, and she made five further films in that role. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kinuyo Tanaka, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 28, 1910 In Yamaguchi, Japan
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Movie Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema 2019-11-29
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In the movie The Age of Emotion 1928-03-01
Known For
Poster of The Moon Has Risen
Poster of A Hen in the Wind
Poster of Miyamoto Musashi
Poster of My Elder Brother
Movie Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Unknown
Movie The Travels of Kinuyo Tanaka Herself (archive footage)
Movie Lullaby of the Earth Unknown
Movie Cape of the North Old Nun
Movie Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director Unknown
Movie Sandakan No. 8 Osaki as old woman
Movie Sanbaba Unknown
Movie Tora-san's Dream-Come-True the old family mistress
Movie Red Beard Madame Yasumoto
Movie The Scent of Incense Unknown
Movie Alone on the Pacific Youth's Mother
Movie A Legend, or Was It? Shizuko Sonobe
Movie The Fencing Master Oharu
Movie A Wanderer's Notebook Kishi, Fumiko's mother
Movie Her Brother Mother
Movie The Three Treasures Princess Yamato
Movie Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka Myokan
Movie The Eternal Rainbow Fumi
Movie Equinox Flower Kiyoko Hirayama
Movie The Ballad of Narayama Orin
Movie Yellow Crow Yukiko Matsumoto
Movie Stepbrothers Unknown
Movie On This Earth Omitsu, Heiichiro's mother
Movie The Storm Unknown
Movie Women in Prison Prison Warden
Movie How Sorrowful Unknown
Movie Flowing Rika Yamanaka / Oharu
Movie The Eternal Breasts Neighbor's wife
Movie The Moon Has Risen The Maid
Movie Woman of Rumor Hatsuko Mabuchi
Movie Five Sisters Unknown
Movie Sansho the Bailiff Tamaki
Movie Sincere Heart Kuniko Ariga
Movie Love Letter Unknown
Movie Where Chimneys Are Seen Hiroko Ogata
Movie Ugetsu Miyagi
Movie Mother Masako Fukuhara
Movie The Ataka Family Kuniko Ataka
Movie The Life of Oharu Oharu
Movie Sisters of Nishijin Unknown
Movie The Lady of Musashino Michiko Akiyama
Movie Miss Oyu Oyû Kayukawa
Movie Ginza Cosmetics Yukiko Tsuji
Movie The Munekata Sisters Setsuko Munekata
Movie Wedding Ring Noriko Kuki
Movie Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 2 Oiwa / Osode
Movie Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 1 Oiwa / Osode
Movie Flame of My Love Eiko Hirayama
Movie A Hen in the Wind Tokiko Amamiya
Movie Women of the Night Fusako Owada
Movie Phoenix Sayoko Aihara
Movie The Love of the Actress Sumako Sumako Matsui
Movie Marriage Fumie Matsukawa
Movie Victory of Women Hiroko Hosokawa
Movie Utamaro and His Five Women Okita
Movie A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo Okinu
Movie Victory Song Woman who sings lullaby
Movie Miyamoto Musashi Shinobu Nonomiya
Movie Army Waka
Movie The Man Who Has Returned Unknown
Movie Ornamental Hairpin Emi
Movie Record of a Woman Doctor Unknown
Movie Seisen aiba fu: Akatsuki ni inoru Chiyo
Movie Okayo's Preparedness Okayo
Movie The Tree of Love Katsue Takaishi
Movie Joi Kinuyo sensei Kinuyo Yamaoka
Movie Song of the Flower Basket Yoko
Movie The New Road: Akemi Unknown
Movie Men vs. Women Unknown
Movie Burden of Life Itsuko Kuriyama
Movie Okoto and Sasuke Okoto
Movie An Innocent Maid Unknown
Movie My Elder Brother Sumako
Movie Osayo koisugata Osayo
Movie The Bride Talks in Her Sleep Haruko, bride
Movie The Dancing Girl of Izu Kaoru, a dancer
Movie Woman of Tokyo Harue
Movie Dragnet Girl Tokiko
Movie Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Oshige
Movie The Loyal 47 Ronin Unknown
Movie Seikatsu-sen ABC Unknown
Movie The Neighbor's Wife and Mine Wife of the playwright
Movie Young Lady Unknown
Movie I Flunked, But... Cafe's waitress
Movie Marching On Unknown
Movie I Graduated, But... Machiko Nomoto
Movie The Age of Emotion Unknown