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Tanie Kitabayashi

Tanie Kitabayashi (北林谷栄, Kitabayashi Tanie, May 21, 1911 – April 27, 2010) was a Japanese actress and voice actress. Born Reiko Ando in Tokyo, she began as a stage actress. Early in her career, she became well known for portraying older women. Kitabayashi was a founding member of the famed Mingei Theatre, founded in 1950. In 1960, she won best actress awards at the 10th Blue Ribbon Awards and at the Mainichi Film Awards for Kiku to Isamu. She also won the Japan Academy Prize for best actress in Rainbow Kids (1991), a film that also earned her honors from the Mainichi Film Awards and from Kinema Junpo. She died on April 27, 2010, of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. She was 98.

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May 21, 1911 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Learn from Experience, Part Two 1937-12-18
Latest Project:
Movie Letter from the Mountain 2002-10-05
Known For
Poster of Amagi Pass
Poster of Never Give Up
Poster of おくさまは18歳
Poster of Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow
Movie Letter from the Mountain Oume 2002-10-05
Movie Rainbow Kids Unknown 1991-01-15
Movie Rikyu His mother 1989-09-15
Movie My Neighbor Totoro Kanta no obâsan (voz) 1988-04-16
Movie Twilight of the Cockroaches Torah (voice) 1987-11-21
Movie Ai no kagerô Unknown 1985-01-03
Movie Love: Starting on a Journey Unknown 1985-01-26
Movie The Burmese Harp Old Woman 1985-07-20
Movie Tora-san's Song of Love Unknown 1983-08-06
Movie Amagi Pass Tea house's old woman 1983-02-19
Movie Our Teacher Unknown 1983-08-24
Movie White Snake Enchantment Tane 1983-11-12
Movie Suspicion Harue Shirakawa 1982-09-11
Movie Call from Darkness Sukeno 1981-09-26
Movie Station Masayo Mikami 1981-11-07
Movie Writhing Tongue Akira's mother 1980-11-22
Movie Nomugi Pass Unknown 1979-06-30
Movie Gassan Unknown 1979-10-20
Movie The Three Undelivered Letters Unknown 1979-10-06
Movie Never Give Up Kiyo Matsushita 1978-10-07
Movie The Wild Daisy Tamiko's Grandmother 1977-07-09
Movie Proof of the Man Unknown 1977-10-08
Movie The Sea of Eden Unknown 1976-04-24
Movie The Possessed Unknown 1976-10-16
Movie My Voiceless Friends Unknown 1972-04-29
Movie Musume-tachi wa kaze ni mukatte Moko's mother 1972-06-12
Movie Patience Has An End Unknown 1971-06-25
Movie Kigeki: Inochi no nedan Unknown 1971-07-24
Movie Terror in the Streets Shino 1970-07-04
Movie Apart from Life Matsuko Fukuji 1970-01-30
Movie Oh, My Comrade! Harumi 1970-09-19
Movie The Little Hero Unknown 1970-09-23
Series おくさまは18歳 Asuka's grandmother 1970-09-29
Movie Thousand Cranes Toyo 1969-04-19
Movie Heat Wave Island Unknown 1969-10-29
Movie The Final Winner? Unknown 1968-08-28
Movie The Human Bullet Unknown 1968-10-22
Movie Song of Love Orin 1967-07-01
Movie Daimajin Strikes Again Old Woman Kane 1966-12-10
Movie A Windmill, Tulips and Love Unknown 1966-06-25
Movie The Start of Life Tomi Ishiguro 1965-04-29
Movie Tale of Japanese Burglars Hayashida's mother 1965-05-01
Movie A Chain of Islands Kikuko Sasaki 1965-05-26
Movie Only on Mondays Yuka's mother 1964-03-04
Movie Welcome, My Baby Yuki Nishizaka 1964-02-23
Movie The Long Death Unknown 1964-04-12
Movie Intentions of Murder Unknown 1964-06-28
Movie A Story from Echigo Unknown 1964-05-09
Movie Gazing at Love and Death Unknown 1964-09-19
Movie All My Children Fusakichi's mother 1963-02-01
Movie Beyond the Green Hills Shiraki, Teacher 1963-01-03
Movie Bad Girl Unknown 1963-03-16
Movie The Third Will Kimie 1963-03-31
Movie The Insect Woman Madam 1963-11-16
Movie Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow Ume 1962-04-08
Movie Nippon no obaachan Kumi 1962-01-03
Movie Ningen Gari Unknown 1962-01-23
Movie The Young and Bad Unknown 1962-09-09
Movie Children of Izu Unknown 1962-11-21
Movie Blind Devotion Saoko 1961-03-08
Movie Marriageable Age Unknown 1961-01-14
Movie A Good Man, A Good Day Unknown 1961-05-05
Movie Buddha Sumi 1961-10-31
Movie Enraptured Unknown 1961-04-18
Movie The Sun's Burial Chika, Batasuke's wife 1960-08-09
Movie The Human Wall Unknown 1959-10-18
Movie Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan Grandma Shigeko 1959-03-29
Movie Odd Obsession Hana 1959-06-23
Movie Chance Meeting Tetsu Koyanagi 1958-01-15
Movie Conflagration Aki, Goichi's mother 1958-09-22
Movie Stakeout Unknown 1958-01-15
Movie Hole in One Suga Akabane 1957-09-15
Movie The Flesh Is Weak Doctor 1957-10-29
Movie Shiawase wa doko ni Kane 1956-07-19
Movie Darkness at Noon Satoe Miyazaki 1956-03-26
Movie Jigoku no hatoba Unknown 1956-03-04
Movie Love is Lost Nobuyo 1956-02-05
Movie The Burmese Harp Unknown 1956-01-21
Movie Our Town Otaka 1956-08-28
Movie How Sorrowful Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Joyu Unknown 1956-11-27
Movie Summer Storm Unknown 1956-10-01
Movie The Shadow of Fear Unknown 1956-09-11
Movie The Maid's Kid Unknown 1955-06-28
Movie The Heart Hioki's mother 1955-08-31
Movie A Hole of My Own Making Unknown 1955-09-28
Movie The Motherless Unknown 1955-12-04
Movie Policeman's Diary, Part 2 Unknown 1955-11-16
Movie Tomoshibi Unknown 1954-06-22
Movie The Street Without Sun Aunt of Matsutaro 1954-06-24
Movie A Billionaire Unknown 1954-11-22
Movie A Lonely Woman in a Lonely Land Ohana 1953-02-20
Movie Miniature Unknown 1953-04-01
Movie Before Dawn Ofuki 1953-10-13
Movie Yokubo Unknown 1953-05-13
Movie A Japanese Tragedy Ichizo's wife 1953-06-17
Movie 母なれば女なれば Hide 1952-01-17
Movie Children of Hiroshima Otoyo 1952-08-06
Movie Haha no nai ko to ko no nai haha to Aunt Otora 1952-11-04
Movie Muntinlupa no yo wa fukete Fusako Kawai 1952-10-09
Movie The Bitch Tami 1951-08-10
Movie White Beast Unknown 1950-06-03
Movie Scandal Yasu Hiruta 1950-04-30
Movie Learn from Experience, Part Two Unknown 1937-12-18