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Kyōko Kishida

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kyōko Kishida (April 29, 1930 – December 17, 2006) was a Japanese actress, voice actress, and writer of children's books. Her father was Kunio Kishida, a playwright and the founder of the Bungaku-za. She became an actress in 1950, and starred in a Yukio Mishima production of Salome (1960). Her film and television drama credits number in the hundreds. Among them are four Taiga drama series on NHK television, with roles such as Aguri (the wife of Asano Naganori and Yodo-Dono (the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi). She appeared in various roles, including acting and narrating, in various Ōoku series on television. In the series Gokenin Zankurō, she portrayed the mother of the title character (played by Ken Watanabe), and narrated a Lone Wolf and Cub television series. Kishida's film credits include Yasujirō Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon (1962), The Broken Commandment (based on a novel by Shimazaki Toson), Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Woman in the Dunes (1964) and The Face of Another (1966) (both from novels by Kōbō Abe), Kon Ichikawa's The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (1987), based on the classic story, Heaven and Earth (1990), and Spring Snow, the 2005 Isao Yukisada adaptation of the Mishima novel. Anime fans know Kishida as the voice of Moomin in the original 1960s television series. She provided narration for Vampire Princess Miyu and Princess Tutu as well as the 2005 Book of the Dead. In addition, she dubbed roles for Columbo and Miss Marple, and narrated Prophecies of Nostradamus. Kishida appeared in commercials for Nestle, TDK, and Asahi Shimbun. Kyōko Kishida died on December 17, 2006 in Tokyo from respiratory failure caused by a brain tumor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kyōko Kishida, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 29, 1930 In Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
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First Appeared:
In the movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Latest Project:
Movie Wool 100% 2006-01-01
Known For
Poster of Heaven and Earth
Poster of Curse of the God Dog
Poster of The Broken Commandments
Movie Wool 100% Ume 2006-01-01
Movie The Book of the Dead Narrator (voice) 2005-07-01
Movie Under the Same Moon Azumaya 2005-11-19
Series Bewitched In Tokyo Sakura 2004-01-16
Movie Vengeance for Sale Undertaker 2002-02-16
Movie Chloe Cleaning Lady 2001-06-15
Movie Love of a Thousand Years - Story of Genji 2001-12-15
Movie Dora-heita 2000-05-13
Movie To Love Taeko Kano 1997-10-04
Movie The 8-Tomb Village Kotake Tajimi / Koume Tajimi 1996-10-26
Movie Fusa 1993-04-01
Movie Noh Mask Murders Natsu Mizukami 1991-03-15
Movie Zodiac Killers Old geisha Miyako (cameo) 1991-07-20
Movie Heaven and Earth Maid-In-Waiting 1990-11-24
Movie Briar-Rose or the Sleeping Beauty Narration (voice) 1990-01-01
Movie Rikyu His wife 1989-09-15
Movie Let's Gotokuji 1987-04-11
Movie Actress Kuginukiya 1987-01-17
Movie Sure Death 4 Benten 1987-06-06
Movie The Sea and Poison 1986-10-17
Movie Detective Story Kimie Hasenuma 1983-07-16
Movie I Lived, But... Herself 1983-10-29
Movie Lullaby of Death 1982-10-09
Movie Rennyo and His Mother 1981-10-07
Movie The Inferno Shima Ikegata 1979-06-03
Movie Curse of the God Dog Kimiyo Tarumi 1977-06-18
Movie Utamaro's World Ochika 1977-02-20
Movie Prophecies of Nostradamus Narrator (Voice of the Prophecy) 1974-07-13
Movie Journey Into Solitude Mama, the girl's mother 1972-10-28
Movie A Thousand and One Nights Miriam/Jaris 1969-06-14
Movie Vixen Akie 1969-10-18
Movie The Time of Reckoning 1968-06-29
Movie Mothers (voice) 1967-01-01
Movie The Face of Another Nurse 1966-07-15
Movie Conquest Kaoyo 1965-11-21
Movie Woman in the Dunes The Woman 1964-02-15
Movie Love and Greed 1964-02-24
Movie Manji Sonoko Kakiuchi 1964-07-25
Movie Brand of Evil 1964-05-29
Movie Bushido, Samurai Saga Lady Hagi 1963-04-28
Movie An Autumn Afternoon 'Kaoru' no Madame 1962-11-18
Movie The Broken Commandments Inoko's wife 1962-04-06
Movie A Flame at the Pier Reiko 1962-09-30
Movie Being Two Isn't Easy Chiyo's Friend 1962-11-18
Movie Ninja, a Band of Assassins Inone 1962-12-01
Movie The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer Ryûko 1961-01-28
Movie The Harbor Lights 1961-02-26
Movie Ten Black Women Sayoko Goto 1961-05-03
Movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Movie Her Brother Mrs. Tanuma 1960-11-01
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