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Takako Irie

Takako Irie (入江 たか子 Irie Takako, 7 February 1911 – 12 January 1995) was a Japanese film actress. Born in Tokyo into the aristocratic Higashibōjō family (her birth name was Hideko Higashibōjō (東坊城 英子 Higashibōjō Hideko)), she graduated from Bunka Gakuin before debuting as an actress at Nikkatsu in 1927. She became a major star, even starting her own production company, Irie Productions, in 1932. One of Kenji Mizoguchi's silent film masterpieces, The Water Magician, was produced at that company with Irie starring. She appeared in many advertisements, as well as on fans and other commercial goods. Irie was also the subject of a folding screen painting by Nihonga artist Nakamura Daizaburō, which appeared in the 1930 Teiten (Imperial Exhibition), and which is today in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art; toy dolls were also produced based on this image. In the postwar period, Irie became known as a "ghost cat actress" (bakeneko joyū) for appearing in a series of kaidan (ghost story) movies. One of her late memorable roles was in Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro, where she plays Mutsuta's wife, the lady who warns Sanjuro (Toshirō Mifune) that "the best sword stays in its scabbard".


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Born:
Feb 7, 1911 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
47
First Appeared:
In the movie Tokyo March 1929-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie 麗猫伝説 1998-08-16
Known For
Poster of 麗猫伝説
Poster of The Most Beautiful
Poster of The Battle of Kawanakajima
Poster of Kuriyama Daizen
Filmography
Movie 麗猫伝説 Akiko Ryuzoji 1998-08-16
Movie The Deserted City Shino 1984-01-02
Movie The Little Girl Who Conquered Time Tatsu Fukamachi 1983-07-16
Movie The House of Hanging Chizu Igarashi 1979-05-26
Movie Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director Unknown 1975-05-24
Movie Sanjuro Mutsuta's wife 1962-01-01
Movie Lord Mito Unknown 1957-08-11
Movie Fighting Letter for 29 People Unknown 1957-06-04
Movie Ghost-Cat of Yonaki Swamp Unknown 1957-06-18
Movie Matashirō Fighting Journey Unknown 1956-01-09
Movie 銭形平次捕物控 人肌蜘蛛 Unknown 1956-08-14
Movie Ghost-Cat of Gojusan-Tsugi Court Lady Fujinami 1956-07-19
Movie The Roar of The Lion Unknown 1955-11-08
Movie The Ghost Cat of Ouma Crossing Unknown 1954-12-29
Movie Terrible Ghost Cat of Okazaki Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie The Great White Tiger Platoon Unknown 1954-08-25
Movie Ghost of Saga Mansion Otoyo-no-kata 1953-01-01
Movie Ghost-Cat of Arima Palace Unknown 1953-01-01
Movie Love Letter Unknown 1953-12-13
Movie Tales of a Drifter Unknown 1951-08-10
Movie Invitation to Happiness Unknown 1947-10-30
Movie The Most Beautiful Noriko Mizushima, dorm mother 1944-04-13
Movie Four Marriages Unknown 1944-09-28
Movie Sky of Hope Makiko 1942-01-14
Movie Mother Never Dies Unknown 1942-09-24
Movie Omokage no machi Unknown 1942-11-13
Movie Wings of Victory Unknown 1942-10-14
Movie Awa no odoriko Unknown 1941-05-21
Movie Yukiko and Natsuyo Yukiko 1941-08-14
Movie The Battle of Kawanakajima Chiyono - widow 1941-11-30
Movie The Snake Princess Unknown 1940-04-03
Movie Sincerity Tobiko Haseyama 1939-09-10
Movie A Woman's Sorrows Unknown 1937-01-21
Movie Learn from Experience, Part Two Toyomi 1937-12-18
Movie Mother's Melody Unknown 1937-03-03
Movie Learn from Experience, Part One Toyomi 1937-10-01
Movie Great Bodhisattva Pass 2 Ohama 1936-04-14
Movie Kuriyama Daizen Unknown 1936-11-12
Movie Great Bodhisattva Pass Unknown 1935-11-15
Movie Tsuki yori no shisha Michiko Nonoguchi, nurse 1934-03-29
Movie The Water Magician Taki no Shiraito 1933-06-01
Movie Yoshie Fujiwara's Hometown Workwoman 1930-03-14
Movie Behold This Mother Unknown 1930-05-09
Movie Tokyo March Unknown 1929-01-01
Movie Metropolitan Symphony Unknown 1929-01-02
Movie The Morning Sun Shines girl in the elevator 1929-04-12
Movie Ikeru ningyō Hiroko Kumikawa 1929-04-19