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Keiko Awaji

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keiko Awaji (1933) is a Japanese film actress. Notable highlights of her career were an appearance in Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog, and a role as Kimiko in The Bridges at Toko-Ri, where she appeared alongside William Holden and Mickey Rooney. Her first husband was Filipino musician and actor Rodrigo "Bimbo" Danao; they had two children together. Their eldest is actor Etsuo Shima. Her second husband was Japanese actor Yorozuya Kinnosuke, but they divorced in 1987. Their eldest son Akihiro died in a car crash in 1990. In 2004, their youngest son Kichinosuke Yorozuya (Satoshi Ida) was arrested for breaking into her home and served six months in prison. On June 16, 2010, Kichinosuke committed suicide by jumping off his apartment in Shinjuku. The actress is apparently a big fan of the Dragon Quest games, even going so far as to say it is her dream to play one last game before she dies. She died of esophageal cancer in Tokyo on 11 January 2014, aged 80 Description above from the Wikipedia article Keiko Awaji, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 17, 1933 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the movie Stray Dog 1949-10-17
Latest Project:
Movie Mourning Recipe 2013-11-09
Known For
Poster of Veronika Decides to Die
Poster of Samurai Saga
Poster of Always in My Heart Part 2
Poster of Stray Dog
Filmography
Movie Mourning Recipe Tamako 2013-11-09
Movie Hard Romanticker 2011-11-26
Movie Veronika Decides to Die Beniko 2006-02-03
Movie Inugami Katsuko Doi 2001-01-27
Movie A Brief Message from the Heart Fusae 1995-11-23
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna Madam 1989-08-05
Movie Metamorphosis 1986-10-10
Movie Green Light to Joy Takeko 1967-12-06
Movie Sazen Tange and The Secret of the Urn Fuji 1966-05-25
Movie Hoodlum Soldier Otomaru 1965-03-18
Movie Illusion of Blood Omaki 1965-07-25
Movie A Woman's Life 1963-11-16
Movie The Wiser Age Michiko 1962-01-14
Movie 47 Ronin 1962-11-03
Movie The Other Woman Fukuko 1961-05-30
Movie When a Woman Ascends the Stairs Yuri 1960-01-15
Movie Hito mo arukeba Sumire Sakura 1960-02-09
Movie Daughters, Wives and a Mother Mie Tani 1960-05-21
Movie The Blue Beast 1960-06-26
Movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Movie Temptation on Glamour Island Yoshiko Kosaka 1959-01-15
Movie Samurai Saga Nanae 1959-04-28
Movie Black River Okada's Wife 1957-10-23
Movie The Bridges at Toko-Ri Kimiko 1954-12-01
Movie Sincere Heart Midori 1953-01-29
Movie A Japanese Tragedy Wakamaru, a geisha 1953-06-17
Movie Always in My Heart Part 2 1953-12-01
Movie Always in My Heart 1953-09-15
Movie Stray Dog Harumi Namaki, showgirl 1949-10-17
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