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Kyōko Kishida

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kyōko Kishida (April 29, 1930 – December 17, 2006) was a Japanese actress, voice actress, and writer of children's books. Her father was Kunio Kishida, a playwright and the founder of the Bungaku-za. She became an actress in 1950, and starred in a Yukio Mishima production of Salome (1960). Her film and television drama credits number in the hundreds. Among them are four Taiga drama series on NHK television, with roles such as Aguri (the wife of Asano Naganori and Yodo-Dono (the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi). She appeared in various roles, including acting and narrating, in various Ōoku series on television. In the series Gokenin Zankurō, she portrayed the mother of the title character (played by Ken Watanabe), and narrated a Lone Wolf and Cub television series. Kishida's film credits include Yasujirō Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon (1962), The Broken Commandment (based on a novel by Shimazaki Toson), Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Woman in the Dunes (1964) and The Face of Another (1966) (both from novels by Kōbō Abe), Kon Ichikawa's The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (1987), based on the classic story, Heaven and Earth (1990), and Spring Snow, the 2005 Isao Yukisada adaptation of the Mishima novel. Anime fans know Kishida as the voice of Moomin in the original 1960s television series. She provided narration for Vampire Princess Miyu and Princess Tutu as well as the 2005 Book of the Dead. In addition, she dubbed roles for Columbo and Miss Marple, and narrated Prophecies of Nostradamus. Kishida appeared in commercials for Nestle, TDK, and Asahi Shimbun. Kyōko Kishida died on December 17, 2006 in Tokyo from respiratory failure caused by a brain tumor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kyōko Kishida, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 29, 1930 In Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Lowest Man 1958-09-07
Latest Project:
Series Tokugawa Yoshinobu 2022
Known For
Poster of Princess Tutu
Poster of Maikosan wa Meitantei!
Poster of A Thousand and One Nights
Poster of An Autumn Afternoon
Series Tokugawa Yoshinobu 2022
Movie Wool 100% Ume 2006-01-01
Series Love Song 2005-10-12
Movie The Book of the Dead Narrator (voice) 2005-07-01
Movie Under the Same Moon Azumaya 2005-11-19
Series Bewitched In Tokyo Sakura 2004-01-16
Series Joi - Yu Unknown 2004-07-05
Movie Onna no naka no futatsu no kao 2004-08-22
Movie Higuchi Ichiyo Monogatari Unknown 2004-11-01
Series Animal Doctor 2003-04-17
Movie Winter Days 2003-11-27
Series Nurseman Unknown 2002-01-19
Movie Vengeance for Sale Undertaker 2002-02-16
Series Princess Tutu 2002-08-16
Series HR Yagita's mother 2002-10-09
Movie Chloe Cleaning Lady 2001-06-15
Movie Love of a Thousand Years - Story of Genji 2001-12-15
Movie Dora-heita Unknown 2000-05-13
Movie Shinsengumi Unknown 2000-01-15
Series Good News Unknown 1999-04-11
Series Maikosan wa Meitantei! 1999-04-15
Movie To Love Taeko Kano 1997-10-04
Series Forbidden Fruit 1997-10-09
Movie Haunted School 2 School Master 1996-07-20
Movie The 8-Tomb Village Kotake Tajimi / Koume Tajimi 1996-10-26
Movie Fusa Unknown 1993-04-01
Movie Zodiac Killers Old geisha Miyako (cameo) 1991-07-20
Movie Noh Mask Murders Natsu Mizukami 1991-03-15
Movie Briar-Rose or the Sleeping Beauty Narration (voice) 1990-01-01
Movie Heaven and Earth Maid-In-Waiting 1990-11-24
Series Tales of the Bizarre Narration (voice) 1990-04-19
Movie Rikyu His wife 1989-09-15
Movie Crane Kichibi 1988-05-21
Movie Actress Kuginukiya 1987-01-17
Movie A Tale of Young Elopement Nobuko Kitashiro 1987-02-07
Movie Tokyo Bordello Narrator 1987-06-13
Movie Let's Gotokuji 1987-04-11
Movie Sure Death 4 Benten 1987-06-06
Movie The Hall of the Crying Deer Unknown 1986-09-20
Movie The Sea and Poison Unknown 1986-10-17
Movie Seito shokun! 1984-12-22
Movie I Lived, But... Self 1983-10-29
Movie Detective Story Kimie Hasenuma 1983-07-16
Movie Lullaby of Death 1982-10-09
Movie Rennyo and His Mother Unknown 1981-10-07
Movie Toward the Terra Grandmother (voice) 1980-04-25
Movie The S.S. Happiness Sets Sail Unknown 1980-11-15
Movie The Inferno Shima Ikegata 1979-06-03
Movie Utamaro's World Ochika 1977-02-20
Movie Curse Kimiyo Tarumi 1977-06-18
Movie Sugata Sanshiro Omon 1977-10-29
Movie Japanese Godfather: Ambition 1977-10-29
Movie The Inugamis Kakin Miyakawa 1976-10-16
Series Wounded Angels Ayabe Takako 1974-10-05
Movie Prophecies of Nostradamus Narrator (Voice of the Prophecy) 1974-07-13
Movie Journey Into Solitude Mama, the girl's mother 1972-10-28
Series Haru no Sakamichi Yodo-dono 1971-01-03
Movie A Woman Called En Unknown 1971-05-29
Movie A Thousand and One Nights Miriam/Jaris 1969-06-14
Series Moomin Moomin (voice) 1969-10-05
Movie Vixen Akie 1969-10-18
Movie The Time of Reckoning 1968-06-29
Movie Mothers (voice) 1967-01-01
Movie The Shogun and His Mistresses Urao 1967-07-30
Movie 暖流 Mikie Shima 1966-04-29
Movie The Face of Another Nurse 1966-07-15
Movie Conquest Kaoyo 1965-11-21
Movie Love and Greed Unknown 1964-02-24
Movie Woman in the Dunes The Woman 1964-02-15
Series Akō Rōshi Aguri 1964-01-05
Movie Brand of Evil Unknown 1964-05-29
Movie Hello, Baby! Unknown 1964-03-20
Movie Love 1964-12-31
Movie Manji Sonoko Kakiuchi 1964-07-25
Movie Five Ronins Unknown 1963-03-03
Movie Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai Lady Hagi 1963-04-28
Movie The Broken Commandments Inoko's wife 1962-04-06
Movie Human Zoo 1962-09-14
Movie Night Mist Makes Women Cry Yoshiko Hoshino 1962-02-04
Movie Love at the Fogged Harbor Unknown 1962-02-21
Movie Ninja, a Band of Assassins Inone 1962-12-01
Movie A Flame at the Pier Reiko 1962-09-30
Movie An Autumn Afternoon 'Kaoru' no Madame 1962-11-18
Movie Being Two Isn't Easy Chiyo's Friend 1962-11-18
Movie The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer Ryûko 1961-01-28
Movie The Harbor Lights 1961-02-26
Movie Ten Black Women Sayoko Goto 1961-05-03
Movie Challenge to Live Unknown 1961-06-17
Movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Movie Her Brother Mrs. Tanuma 1960-11-01
Movie Get 'em All Sally 1960-11-29
Movie Temptation on Glamour Island Sumiko Tsuboi 1959-01-15
Movie The Lowest Man 1958-09-07
Movie The Days of Evil Women Unknown 1958-11-30