Kinuyo Tanaka

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Kinuyo Tanaka

Death 21 Mar 1977 (aged 66)
Burial Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Memorial ID 21315757 · View Source
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Movie actor and director. Under the direction of Gosho Heinosuke, she played memorable roles in Kenji Mizoguchi's films, including "Saikaku ichidai onna" (1952), "Ugetsu monogatari" (1953), and "Sansho daiyu" (1954). She became the first Japanese woman to direct a film, "Koibumi," in 1953. She also played many roles on television and earned the Best Actress (Kinema Jumpo) Award in 1974.

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  • Added: 2 Sep 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21315757
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kinuyo Tanaka (29 Nov 1910–21 Mar 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21315757, citing Shoreiin-temple, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .