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Kiyoshi Atsumi

Kiyoshi Atsumi (渥美 清 Atsumi Kiyoshi), born Yasuo Tadokoro (田所 康雄 Tadokoro Yasuo, 10 March 1928 in Tokyo – 4 August 1996 in Tokyo), was a Japanese film actor. He started his career in 1951 as a comedian at a strip-show theater in Asakusa. After two years of fighting pulmonary tuberculosis, he made his debut on TV in 1956 and on film in 1957. His vivid performance of a lovable, innocent man in a film “Dear Mr. Emperor” (Haikei Tenno-Heika-Sama) in 1963 established his reputation as an actor. Later he became the star of the highly popular Tora-san series of films, from the original Otoko wa Tsurai yo (translated in English as 'It's Tough being a Man') in 1969 to the 48th film released in 1995, the year before his death. The enduring success of the series made him synonymous with the Tora-san character, and many Japanese regarded his death as the death of Tora-san, not the death of Yasuo Tadokoro or Kiyoshi Atsumi.


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Born:
Mar 10, 1928 In Tokyo - Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
72
First Appeared:
In the movie Obon, The Moll Dipper 1961-04-16
Latest Project:
Movie Tora-san to the Rescue 1995-12-23
Known For
Filmography
Movie Tora-san to the Rescue Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1995-12-23
Movie Tora-san's Easy Advice Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1994-12-23
Movie A Class to Remember 1993-11-06
Movie Tora-san's Matchmaker Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1993-12-25
Movie Tora-san Makes Excuses Unknown 1992-12-26
Movie Tora-san confesses Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1991-12-23
Movie Tora-san Takes a Vacation Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1990-12-22
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1989-08-05
Movie Tora-san, My Uncle Torajiro Kuruma 1989-12-27
Movie Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1988-12-24
Movie Hope and Pain 1988-08-06
Movie Tora-san Goes North Torajiro 1987-08-15
Movie Tora-san Plays Daddy Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1987-12-26
Movie Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies Kihachi 1986-08-02
Movie Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1986-12-20
Movie Tora-san, the Go-Between Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1985-08-03
Movie Tora-san's Island Encounter Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1985-12-28
Movie Marriage Counselor Tora-san Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1984-08-04
Movie Tora-san's Forbidden Love Kuruma Torajiro 1984-12-28
Movie Tora-san's Song of Love Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1983-08-06
Movie Tora-san Goes Religious? Kuruma Torajiro 1983-12-28
Movie Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san Torajiro Kuruma 1982-08-07
Movie Tora-san, the Expert Torajiro Kuruma 1982-12-28
Movie Tora-san's Love in Osaka Torajiro Kuruma 1981-08-08
Movie Tora-san's Promise Torajiro Kuruma 1981-12-28
Movie A Distant Cry from Spring Unknown 1980-03-15
Movie Tora-san's Tropical Fever 1980-08-02
Movie Foster Daddy Tora-san Torajiro Kuruma 1980-12-27
Movie Tora-san, the Matchmaker Torajiro 1979-08-04
Movie Tora-san's Dream of Spring Kuruma Torajiro 1979-12-28
Movie Stage-Struck Tora-san 1978-08-05
Movie August without Emperor Kubo 1978-09-23
Movie Talk of the Town Tora-san Tora 1978-12-27
Movie Tora-san Meets His Lordship 1977-08-06
Movie The Yellow Handkerchief Watanabe Kacho 1977-09-30
Movie Village of Eight Gravestones Kosuke Kindaichi 1977-10-29
Movie Tora-san Plays Cupid Torajirō 1977-12-24
Movie Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset Torajiro Kuruma 1976-07-23
Movie The Village Unknown 1976-04-12
Movie Tora-san's Pure Love Torajiro 1976-12-25
Movie Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again 1975-08-19
Movie Tora-san, the Intellectual Torajiro 1975-12-27
Movie Tora-san's Lovesick Torajiro 1974-08-10
Movie Tora-san's Lullaby Torajiro 1974-12-28
Movie Tora-san's Forget Me Not Torajiro 1973-01-04
Movie Tora-san Loves an Artist Unknown 1973-12-25
Movie Tora-san's Dream-Come-True Torajiro 1972-12-29
Movie Tora-san's Dear Old Home Torajiro 1972-08-05
Movie Home from the Sea Matsushita 1972-10-27
Movie Tora-san's Shattered Romance Torajirô Kuruma 1971-01-15
Movie Tora-san's Love Call Torajirō 1971-12-29
Movie Tora-san, the Good Samaritan Torajirō Kuruma 1971-04-28
Movie Tora-san's Grand Scheme Torajiro Kuruma 1970-02-26
Movie Tora-san, His Tender Love Kuruma Torajiro 1970-01-15
Movie Tora-san's Runaway Torajiro Kuruma 1970-08-26
Movie Where Spring Comes Late 1970-10-24
Movie Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp Torajirô Kuruma 1969-08-27
Movie Tora-san's Cherished Mother Torajiro Kuruma 1969-11-14
Movie New Year Trip 1968-01-03
Movie The Day the Sun Rose Unknown 1968-11-23
Movie The Man Without a Map Tashiro 1968-06-01
Movie Green Light to Joy Yoshitaro Hirai 1967-12-06
Movie Kutsukake Tokijiro: The Lonely Yakuza Minobu no Asakichi 1966-04-01
Movie Our Wonderful Years Teiji Yoshida 1966-09-30
Movie 風来忍法帖 1965-05-16
Movie Bwana Toshi Toshi 1965-07-05
Movie The Glamorous Ghost Unknown 1964-10-03
Movie Sing, Young People Driver 1963-01-06
Movie A Carpenter and Children 1962-06-10
Movie The Ambitious Youth Mitsuo Aoi 1962-06-03
Movie Obon, The Moll Dipper Unknown 1961-04-16
Movie Snow in the South Seas Unknown 1961-09-29
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