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Kinuyo Tanaka (1910–1977)


Tanaka Kinuyo was a highly regarded and prolific actress best known for her films with director Mizoguchi Kenji. She was immersed in the world of film having received her start in the world of entertainment at age fourteen, being a filmmaker herself, being the cousin of director Kobayashi Masaki and, very much like Hara Setsuko and Ozu Yasujiro, ... See full bio »

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(age 66) in Japan

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Known For

Joyû Sumako no koi
Joyû Sumako no koi Sumako Matsui
(1947)
Sandakan 8
Sandakan 8 Osaki Yamakawa, as an old woman
(1974)
Koibumi
Koibumi Landlady
(1953)
Kekkon
Kekkon Fumie Matsukawa
(1947)

Filmography

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 1976 Lullaby of the Earth
Farmer
 1975 Let's Go, Grandma!
Kiku Sasaki
 1974 Sandakan 8
Osaki Yamakawa, as an old woman
 1974 Three Old Ladies
Taki Takeichi
 1972 Tora-san's Dream-Come-True
Madame from a noble family
 1970 Momi no ki wa nokotta (TV Series)
 1967 Momotarô-zamurai (TV Series)
 1966 Arupusu no wakadaishô
Shinjiro Ishiyama / Aodaisyô
 1965 Red Beard
Madame Yasumoto, Noboru's mother
 1964 Kono sora no aru kagiri
Shizue Matsuzaki
 1963 Hikaru umi
Nobuko Yazaki
 1963 Alone on the Pacific
Youth's Mother
 1963 Shitô no densetsu
Shizuko Sonobe
 1962 Tateshi Danpei
Oharu
 1962 Hôrô-ki
Kishi, Fumiko's mother
 1961 Wakarete ikiru toki mo
Michi's mother
 1960 Otôto
Mother
 1959 Nippon tanjô
Princess Yamato
 1959 Taiyô ni somuku mono
Fumi - Ichikawa's wife
 1959 Hahakogusa
Shige Ozawa
 1958 Kono ten no niji
Fumi Kageyama
 1958 Higanbana
Kiyoko Hirayama
 1958 Kanashimi wa onna dakeni
Hideyo
 1957 Chijo
Omitsu, Heiichiro's mother
 1957 Ibo kyoudai
Rie, Kido's second wife
 1957 Kiiroi karasu
Yukiko Matsumoto
 1956 Nagareru
Rika Yamanaka / Oharu
 1956 Arashi
Otoku, housekeeper
 1956 Jôshû to tomo ni
Takehara, head of prison
 1956 Iro zange
Oyae
 1955 Chibusa yo eien nare
Neighbor's wife
 1955 Osho ichidai
Koharu Sakata
 1955 Tsukiyo no kasa
Ritsuko Kotani
 1955 Shônen shikeishû
Satoko Yamamoto
 1955 House of Many Pleasures
Oshige
 1955 Tsuki wa noborinu
Yoneya - servant of the Asai family
 1954 Uwasa no onna
Hatsuko Mabuchi
 1954 Onna no koyomi
Michi Saeki
 1954 Sansho the Bailiff
Tamaki
 1953 Koibumi
Landlady
 1953 Shishi no za
Hisa Hôshô
 1953 Ugetsu
Miyagi
 1953 Entotsu no mieru basho
Hiroko Ogata
 1953 Sincerity
Kuniko Ariga
 1952 Himitsu
Miyo Tajima
 1952 Okaasan
Masako Fukuhara
 1952 Nishijin no shimai
Someka
 1952 The Life of Oharu
Oharu
 1951 Inazuma sôshi
Oyuki
 1951 Musashino fujin
Michiko Akiyama
 1951 Oyû-sama
Oyû Kayukawa
 1951 Ginza keshô
Yukiko Tsuji
 1951 Oboro kago
 1950 Munekata kyôdai
Setsuko Munekata
 1950 Wedding Ring
Noriko Kuki
 1949 Mahiru no embukyoku
Tsuruyo Amemiya
 1949 The Yotsuda Phantom
Osode
 1949 Waga koi wa moenu
Eiko Hirayama
 1948 Kaze no naka no mendori
Tokiko Amamiya
 1948 Yoru no onnatachi
Fusako Owada
 1947 Fushichô
Sayoko Aihara
 1947 Joyû Sumako no koi
Sumako Matsui
 1947 Kekkon
Fumie Matsukawa
 1946 Josei no shôri
Hiroko Hosokawa
 1945 Hisshôka
Woman who sings lullaby
 1944 Miyamoto Musashi
Shinobu Nonomiya
 1944 Rikugun
Waka
 1944 Kaette kita otoko
Hatsue Kotani
 1944 Danjuro sandai
Okano
 1942 Aru onna
Oshige
 1941 Joi no kiroku
Nurse Natsuki
 1941 Kanzashi
Emi
 1941 Hana
 1940 Butai sugata
Okinu
 1940 Naniwa onna
Ochika
 1940 Kinuyo no hatsukoi
Kinuyo Miyoshi
 1940 Aizen tsubaki
 1939 Aizen katsura - Kanketsu-hen
Katsue Takaishi
 1939 Hana no aru zassô
Miss Natsuki
 1939 Zoku aizen katsura
Katsue Takaishi
 1939 Shunrai
 1939 Minamikaze
Kikuko Daisai
 1939 Okayo no kakugo
Okayo
 1938 Aizen katsura
Katsue Takaishi
 1938 Shuppatsu
 1937 Joi Kinuyo sensei
Kinuyo Yamaoka
 1937 Hana-kago no uta
Yoko Mori
 1936 Shindo: Zempen Akemi no maki
Akemi Munakata
 1936 Dansei tai josei
Tokiko, Fujimura's daughter
 1935 Jinsei no onimotsu
Itsuko Kuriyama
 1935 Hakoiri musume
Oshige
 1934 Watashi no niisan
Sumako
 1934 Osayo koisugata
Osayo
 1934/I Sakura ondo
 1934 Onna keizu
Otsuta
 1933 Sôbô
Yoshiko Hinoto
 1933 Seidon
Fusako Hara
 1933 Hijôsen no onna
Tokiko
 1933 Ôendanchô no koi
Omitsu
 1933 Tôkyô no onna
Harue
 1933 Koi no hana saku Izu no odoriko
Kaoru, a dancer
 1933 Hanayome no negoto
Haruko, bride
 1932 Seishun no yume ima izuko
Shigeko, bakery assistant
 1932 Koi no Tokyo
 1932 Taiyo wa higashi yori
Miyoko
 1932/I Ginza no yanagi
 1932 Niisan no baka
Sister
 1932 Shôhai
 1932/I Konjiki yasha
Kamosawa Miya
 1932 Chûshingura
 1931 Seikatsu-sen ABC
Fujie
 1931 Madamu to nyôbô
Wife of the playwright
 1931 Shimai kohen
 1931 Shimai zenpen
 1930 Ojôsan
Kinuko
 1930 Aiyoku no ki
 1930 Rakudai wa shitakeredo
Cafe's waitress
 1930 Shingun
Toshiko Yamamoto
 1929 Daigaku wa detakeredo
Machiko Nomoto
 1929 Yôkina uta
 1929 Daitokai: Rôdô-hen
Okimi
 1929 Mori no kajiya
Omitsu
 1928 Riku no ôja
Namiko
 1928 Kangeki jidai
 1928 Mura no hanayome
Okinu
 1928 Kaikokuki
Oaki
 1927 Shinju fujin
 1927 Byakkotai
 1926 Kanojo
 1926 Karabotan
 1926 Yôtô
 1926 Uragiraremono
 1926 Honryû
 1925 Raku-musha
 1925 Ochimusâ
 1924 Mura no bokujô
Oharu
 1924 Genroku onna
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