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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, 1909 In Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Age of Emotion 1928-03-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Travels of Kinuyo Tanaka 2009-10-17
Known For
Poster of Red Beard
Poster of How Sorrowful
Poster of Sansho the Bailiff
Poster of Weeds with flowers
Movie The Travels of Kinuyo Tanaka Herself (archive footage) 2009-10-17
Movie Cape of the North Old Nun 1976-04-03
Movie Lullaby of the Earth Unknown 1976-06-12
Movie Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director Unknown 1975-05-24
Movie Let's Go, Grandma! Kiku Sasaki 1975-07-12
Movie Sanbaba Unknown 1974-06-01
Movie Sandakan No. 8 Osaki as old woman 1974-11-02
Movie Tora-san's Dream-Come-True the old family mistress 1972-12-29
Series Mominoki wa Nokotta Tsuta 1970-01-04
Movie Red Beard Madame Yasumoto 1965-04-03
Movie The Scent of Incense Unknown 1964-05-24
Movie Double Wedding Unknown 1963-07-13
Movie Alone on the Pacific Youth's Mother 1963-10-27
Movie A Legend, or Was It? Shizuko Sonobe 1963-08-11
Movie A Wanderer's Notebook Kishi, Fumiko's mother 1962-09-29
Movie The Fencing Master Oharu 1962-09-30
Movie Her Brother Mother 1960-11-01
Movie Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka Myokan 1959-09-13
Movie The Three Treasures Princess Yamato 1959-11-01
Movie Sorrow Is Only for Women Unknown 1958-02-26
Movie The Ballad of Narayama Orin 1958-06-01
Movie Equinox Flower Kiyoko Hirayama 1958-09-07
Movie The Eternal Rainbow Fumi 1958-10-28
Movie Stepbrothers Rie 1957-06-25
Movie Yellow Crow Yukiko Matsumoto 1957-02-27
Movie On This Earth Omitsu, Heiichiro's mother 1957-11-22
Movie Confession Unknown 1956-03-21
Movie How Sorrowful Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Women in Prison Prison Warden 1956-09-11
Movie Flowing Rika Yamanaka / Oharu 1956-11-20
Movie The Storm Unknown 1956-10-24
Movie The Moon Has Risen The Maid 1955-01-08
Movie The Eternal Breasts Neighbor's wife 1955-11-23
Movie Woman of Rumor Hatsuko Mabuchi 1954-06-20
Movie Sansho the Bailiff Tamaki 1954-03-31
Movie Five Sisters Unknown 1954-06-08
Movie Where Chimneys Are Seen Hiroko Ogata 1953-03-05
Movie Sincere Heart Kuniko Ariga (uncredited) 1953-01-29
Movie Ugetsu Miyagi 1953-03-26
Movie Love Letter Unknown 1953-12-13
Movie Sisters of Nishijin Unknown 1952-04-17
Movie The Life of Oharu Oharu 1952-04-17
Movie Mother Masako Fukuhara 1952-06-12
Movie The Ataka Family Kuniko Ataka 1952-05-15
Movie Ginza Cosmetics Yukiko Tsuji 1951-04-14
Movie Miss Oyu Oyû Kayukawa 1951-06-22
Movie Inazuma sôshi Unknown 1951-12-30
Movie The Lady of Musashino Michiko Akiyama 1951-09-14
Movie Wedding Ring Noriko Kuki 1950-07-01
Movie The Munekata Sisters Setsuko Munekata 1950-08-08
Movie Flame of My Love Eiko Hirayama 1949-02-13
Movie Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 1 Oiwa / Osode 1949-07-05
Movie Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 2 Oiwa / Osode 1949-07-16
Movie Women of the Night Fusako Owada 1948-05-26
Movie A Hen in the Wind Tokiko Amamiya 1948-09-17
Movie The Love of the Actress Sumako Sumako Matsui 1947-08-16
Movie Marriage Fumie Matsukawa 1947-03-18
Movie Phoenix Sayoko Aihara 1947-12-11
Movie Victory of Women Hiroko Hosokawa 1946-04-18
Movie Utamaro and His Five Women Okita 1946-12-17
Movie Victory Song Woman who sings lullaby 1945-02-22
Movie A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo Okinu 1945-06-28
Movie The Man Who Has Returned Unknown 1944-07-20
Movie Army Waka 1944-12-07
Movie Miyamoto Musashi Shinobu Nonomiya 1944-12-29
Movie Air Raid of the Enemy Plane Unknown 1943-04-01
Movie Record of a Woman Doctor Unknown 1941-01-01
Movie Let's Go in Good Spirits Unknown 1941-05-01
Movie Ornamental Hairpin Emi 1941-08-26
Movie Kinuyo's First Love Unknown 1940-03-31
Movie Seisen aiba fu: Akatsuki ni inoru Chiyo 1940-04-17
Movie Okinu and Banto Unknown 1940-12-31
Movie Osaka Woman Unknown 1940-09-19
Movie Okayo's Preparedness Okayo 1939-04-01
Movie Weeds with flowers Unknown 1939-06-15
Movie Shunrai Unknown 1939-04-13
Movie Mother and Child Chieko 1938-07-01
Movie The Tree of Love Katsue Takaishi 1938-09-15
Movie Song of the Flower Basket Yoko 1937-01-14
Movie Joi Kinuyo sensei Kinuyo Yamaoka 1937-04-29
Movie Men vs. Women Unknown 1936-08-29
Movie The New Road: Ryota Unknown 1936-12-16
Movie The New Road: Akemi Unknown 1936-11-30
Movie An Innocent Maid Oshige 1935-01-20
Movie Burden of Life Itsuko Kuriyama 1935-12-10
Movie Okoto and Sasuke Okoto 1935-04-01
Movie Osayo koisugata Osayo 1934-09-14
Movie That Night's Woman Unknown 1934-10-17
Movie My Elder Brother Сумако 1934-12-13
Movie The Bride Talks in Her Sleep Haruko, bride 1933-01-14
Movie The Dancing Girl of Izu Kaoru, a dancer 1933-02-01
Movie Dragnet Girl Tokiko 1933-04-27
Movie Woman of Tokyo Harue 1933-02-09
Movie The Loyal 47 Ronin Yae 1932-03-01
Movie Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Oshige 1932-10-13
Movie The Neighbor's Wife and Mine Wife of the playwright 1931-08-01
Movie Seikatsu-sen ABC Unknown 1931-12-12
Movie Marching On Unknown 1930-03-07
Movie Young Lady Kinuko 1930-12-12
Movie I Flunked, But... Cafe's waitress 1930-04-11
Movie The Blacksmith of the Forest Omitsu 1929-01-05
Movie I Graduated, But... Machiko Nomoto 1929-09-06
Movie The Age of Emotion Unknown 1928-03-01