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Setsuko Hara

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Setsuko Hara (June 17, 1920 – September 5, 2015) was a Japanese actress who appeared in six of Yasujirō Ozu's films, most notably as Noriko in the 'Noriko Trilogy': Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951) and Tokyo Story (1953). Her other films for Ozu were Tokyo Twilight (1957), Late Autumn (1960) and finally The End of Summer in 1961. She was born  Masae Aida in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. She came to prominence as an actress at an early age, in the 1937 German-Japanese co-production Die Tochter des Samurai (Daughter of the Samurai), known in Japan as Atarashiki Tsuchi (The New Earth), directed by Arnold Fanck and Mansaku Itami. She also starred in films by Akira Kurosawa, Mikio Naruse and other prominent directors. She was called "the Eternal Virgin" in Japan and is a symbol of the golden era of Japanese cinema of the 1950s, although she is mostly unknown in the US. She suddenly quit acting in 1963 (the same year as Ozu's death), and had since led a secluded life in Kamakura, refusing all interviews and photographs. Her last major role was Riku, wife of Ōishi Yoshio, in the 1962 film, Chushingura. She was the inspiration for the protagonist of the 2001 movie Millennium Actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Setsuko Hara, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 17, 1920 In Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Throwing the Soul Away 1935-09-26
Latest Project:
Movie Untitled # 7 : Rare 2021-04-08
Known For
Poster of 47 Ronin
Poster of The Three Treasures
Poster of Late Spring
Poster of Story of Leadership
Movie Untitled # 7 : Rare Unknown 2021-04-08
Movie Talking with Ozu Self (archive footage) 1993-01-01
Movie 47 Ronin Riku Oishi 1962-11-03
Movie The End of Summer Akiko 1961-10-29
Movie Daughters, Wives and a Mother Sanae Soga 1960-05-21
Movie Life of a Country Doctor Unknown 1960-08-14
Movie Late Autumn Akiko Miwa 1960-11-13
Movie The Wayside Pebble Oren Aikawa 1960-12-31
Movie The Three Treasures Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess 1959-11-01
Movie Woman Unveiled Unknown 1958-01-15
Movie Tokyo Twilight Takako Numata 1957-04-30
Movie Sudden Rain Fumiko Namiki 1956-01-14
Movie Women in Prison Prison Officer 1956-09-11
Movie Nobuko Rides on a Cloud Mom 1955-06-07
Movie Sound of the Mountain Ogata Kikuko 1954-01-15
Movie Tokyo Story Noriko Hirayama 1953-11-03
Movie The Wind Blows Twice Unknown 1952-02-14
Movie Kin no tamago: Golden girl Unknown 1952-05-14
Movie Tokyo Sweetheart Yuki 1952-07-15
Movie Early Summer Noriko Mamiya 1951-10-03
Movie The Idiot Taeko Nasu 1951-05-23
Movie Repast Michiyo Okamoto 1951-11-23
Movie Shirayuki sensei to kodomo tachi Unknown 1950-01-29
Movie The Rainbow-Colored Flower Teruko 1950-10-14
Movie Here's to the Young Lady Yasuko Ikeda 1949-03-09
Movie The Blue Mountains: Part I Yukiko Shimazaki 1949-07-19
Movie Late Spring Noriko Somiya 1949-09-13
Movie The Blue Mountains: Part II Yukiko Shimazaki 1949-07-26
Movie Temptation Takako 1948-04-01
Movie A Woman in the Typhoon Area Kuriko Sato 1948-09-18
Movie The Ball at the Anjo House Atsuko Anjo 1947-09-27
Movie Three-Fingered Detective Unknown 1947-12-09
Movie No Regrets for Our Youth Yukie Yagihara 1946-10-29
Movie Three Women of the North Unknown 1945-08-05
Movie The Cruel Sea Unknown 1944-05-25
Movie The Opium War Unknown 1943-01-14
Movie Suicide Troops of the Watchtower Yoshiko 1943-04-15
Movie Toward the Decisive Battle in the Sky Unknown 1943-05-01
Movie Sky of Hope Chizuko 1942-01-14
Movie Battle of Hawaii Kikuko 1942-12-02
Movie Story of Leadership Kuniko 1941-10-04
Movie Hikari to kage (Zenpen) Unknown 1940-01-18
Movie Hikari to kage (Kōhen) Unknown 1940-01-18
Movie Toyuki Showa Kinema actress 1940-02-07
Movie Wedding Day Yoshiko 1940-03-20
Movie The Snake Princess Koto Hime 1940-04-03
Movie Uruwashiki shuppatsu Unknown 1939-02-21
Movie Shanghai Landing Party Mingzhu - Chinese girl 1939-05-19
Movie Machi Unknown 1939-08-20
Movie Tōkyō no josei 君塚節子 1939-10-31
Movie The Giant Unknown 1938-02-02
Movie Fuyu no yado Unknown 1938-10-05
Movie Pastoral Symphony Unknown 1938-06-11
Movie The Daughter of the Samurai Misuko Yamato 1937-02-04
Movie Mother's Melody Keiko 1937-03-03
Movie The Woman Aiming for the Shogun Unknown 1937-10-21
Movie Priest of Darkness Onami 1936-04-30
Movie Throwing the Soul Away Student 1935-09-26