Machiko Kyô Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Osaka, Japan
Died in Tokyo, Japan  (heart failure)
Birth NameYano Motoko
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Machiko Kyô was born on March 25, 1924 in Osaka, Japan as Yano Motoko. She was an actress, known for Rashomon (1950), Gate of Hell (1953) and The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). She died on May 12, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Trivia (3)

Was a dancer at the OSSK (Shouchiku, Shoujo Kageki of Osaka) before joining the DAIEI film company in 1949.
Adopted Machiko Kyo as her stage name when she entered the Osaka Shochiku Kagekidan in 1936 at age 12.
In 2017 received a lifetime achievement award at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.

Personal Quotes (2)

[ On Marlon Brando, her co-star in The Teahouse of the August Moon ]: (Glenn) Ford and Brando are most different, Ford is quiet, very yawarakai (tender), Brando is like a small boy, but once he gets on the set he is all they say he is. He radiates, always joking. I watched him very closely throughout the picture and he has a delicate touch.
[ On acting in an American film ]: This has been my first experience in American films (The Teahouse of the August Moon) and I am feeling rather in love with the work. Imagine! When I do well the director kisses me, shakes my hand.

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