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Machiko Kyō

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Machiko Kyō (Japanese: 京 マチ子 Hepburn: Kyō Machiko, March 25, 1924 – May 12, 2019) was a Japanese actress whose film work occurred primarily during the 1950s. She rose to extraordinary domestic praise in Japan for her work in two of the greatest Japanese films of the 20th century, Akira Kurosawa's Rashōmon and Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu. Machiko trained to be a dancer before entering films in 1949. The following year, she would achieve international fame as the female lead in Akira Kurosawa's classic film Rashōmon. She went on to star in many more Japanese productions, most notably Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953) and Kon Ichikawa's Odd Obsession (1959). Her only role in a non-Japanese film was as Lotus Blossom, a young geisha, in The Teahouse of the August Moon, starring opposite Marlon Brando and Glenn Ford. In her eighties, Kyō continued to perform in traditional Japanese theatrical productions put on by famed producer Fukuko Ishii. Kyō was nominated for a Golden Globe for The Teahouse of the August Moon, a great feat for an Asian actress at the time, and was awarded many prizes, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Awards of the Japanese Academy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Machiko Kyō, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 25, 1924 In Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Fool's Love 1949-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Kurosawa 2000-12-24
Known For
Poster of Hana no Ran
Poster of The Teahouse of the August Moon
Poster of Ugetsu
Poster of A Fool's Love
Movie Kurosawa Herself 2000-12-24
Series Hana no Ran Hino Shigeko 1994-04-03
Movie Make-Up Tsune Tsutano 1984-05-02
Movie The Possessed 1976-10-16
Movie Tora-san's Pure Love Aya 1976-12-25
Movie Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director Unknown 1975-05-24
Movie Solar Eclipse 1975-09-06
Movie The Family Aiko Takasu 1974-01-26
Movie Born Fighter Sue Yoshida 1970-02-21
Movie Thousand Cranes Chikako Kurimoto 1969-04-19
Movie The Face of Another Mrs. Okuyama 1966-07-15
Movie The Daphne Kikuko (the eldest daughter) 1966-10-01
Movie The Little Runaway Director of the shelter 1966-12-24
Movie Sweet Sweat 1964-09-19
Movie The Third Will Fujiyo Yajima 1963-03-31
Movie Black Lizard Mrs. Midorikawa 1962-03-14
Movie The Great Wall Unknown 1962-11-01
Movie Marriageable Age Unknown 1961-01-14
Movie Nuregami botan Unknown 1961-02-08
Movie Buddha Nandabala 1961-10-31
Movie A Design for Dying Shikiko Oba 1961-06-28
Movie A Woman's Testament 1960-01-14
Movie Bonchi Ofuku 1960-04-14
Movie The Wandering Princess Ryûko Korinkakura (Hiroko Aishinkakura) 1960-01-27
Movie The Woman Who Touched Legs Saya Shiozawa 1960-08-24
Movie The Last Betrayal Chizuru 1960-07-10
Movie Goodbye, Hello Umeko Ichige 1959-01-03
Movie The Makioka Sisters 1959-01-14
Movie Jirocho Fuji Okatsu 1959-06-03
Movie Floating Weeds Sumiko 1959-11-17
Movie Odd Obsession Ikuko Kenmochi 1959-06-23
Movie Chance Meeting Aya Koyanagi 1958-01-15
Movie Sorrow Is Only for Women Unknown 1958-02-26
Movie Akasen no hi wa kiezu Unknown 1958-07-13
Movie The Ladder of Success Unknown 1958-04-01
Movie The Loyal 47 Ronin Orui, Spy 1958-04-01
Movie Night Butterflies Unknown 1957-04-01
Movie Itohan Monogatari Okatsu 1957-01-15
Movie Dancing Girl Unknown 1957-02-12
Movie Jigoku bana 1957-06-25
Movie Hole in One Nagako Kita 1957-09-15
Movie The Teahouse of the August Moon Lotus Blossom 1957-07-01
Movie Three Women Around Yoshinaka Tomoe 1956-01-15
Movie Tsukigata Hanpeita Hagino 1956-10-16
Movie Street of Shame Mickey 1956-03-18
Movie A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love Unknown 1955-04-23
Movie Princess Yang Kwei Fei Princess Yang Kwei-fei 1955-05-03
Movie The Story of Shunkin 1954-06-27
Movie The Princess Sen Unknown 1954-10-20
Movie Ugetsu Lady Wakasa 1953-03-26
Movie Brother and Sister Mon 1953-08-19
Movie Gate of Hell Lady Kesa 1953-10-30
Movie The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa Ryûko Beni 1952-01-03
Movie Beauty and the Thief 1952-09-22
Movie Dedication of the Great Buddha 1952-03-20
Movie Clothes of Deception Unknown 1951-01-13
Movie A Tale of Genji Awaji no ue 1951-06-11
Movie The Life of a Horse Trader Yuki 1951-12-07
Movie The Bitch Emmy 1951-08-10
Movie The Motherland Far Far Away 1950-03-05
Movie Resurrection Yukiko Ohara 1950-06-10
Movie Rashomon Masako 1950-08-26
Movie A Fool's Love Naomi 1949-10-16