Tanaka Kinuyo

Kinuyo  Tanaka

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  • First Name: Kinuyo
  • Family Name: Tanaka
  • Native name: 田中 絹代
  • Also Known as: Kinuyo Tanaka
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 29, 1909
  • Died: March 21, 1977

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Kinuyo  Tanaka

Tanaka Kinuyo

  • Name: Tanaka Kinuyo
  • Native name: 田中 絹代
  • Given name: Tanaka Kinuyo
  • Also Known as: Kinuyo Tanaka
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 29, 1909
  • Died: March 21, 1977
Tanaka was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. She became a leading actress at an early age, appearing in Yasujirō Ozu's I Graduated, But... in 1929. The following year she played the lead in Aiyoku no ki, and in 1931 she appeared in Japan's first talkie, The Neighbor's Wife and Mine, directed by Heinosuke Gosho.
She had a close working relationship with director Kenji Mizoguchi, having parts in 15 of his films, including leading roles in The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954). Their working relationship ended when Mizoguchi countered a recommendation from the Directors Guild of Japan for the Nikkatsu studio to hire her as a director. Despite this, the production of her second film as director went ahead, but Tanaka never forgave Mizoguchi, and the reasons for his behaviour are unclear.[1] She also played Noboru Yasumoto's mother in Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965). For her portrayal in Kei Kumai's Sandakan N° 8 she won the Best Actress Award at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival in 1975.[2] Her last screen appearance was in 1976 in Kei Kumai's Kita No Misaki.
Tanaka was the second Japanese woman who worked as a film director, after Sakane Tazuko (1904‐1975). Her first directing job was on the film Love Letter in 1953, and she made five further films in that role.

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Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1976 Lullaby of the Earth
Japanese Movie, 1976,
[Farmer] (Support Role)
[Farmer]
Support Role
8.0
1974 Brothel 8
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Osaki Yamakawa [Old] (Main Role)
Osaki Yamakawa [Old]
Main Role
7.0
1963 Legend of a Duel to the Death
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Shizuko Sonobe (Support Role)
Shizuko Sonobe
Support Role
7.6
1960 Her Brother
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Mother (Support Role)
Mother
Support Role
0.0
1959 The Three Treasures
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Princess Yamato (Support Role)
Princess Yamato
Support Role
8.3
1959 Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Myokan (Main Role)
Myokan
Main Role
8.0
1958 Equinox Flower
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Kiyoko Hirayama (Main Role)
Kiyoko Hirayama
Main Role
8.6
1958 The Ballad of Narayama
Japanese Movie, 1958,
(Unknown)
Unknown
8.4
1956 Flowing
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Rika Yamanaka (Support Role)
Rika Yamanaka
Support Role
8.0
1954 The Woman in the Rumor
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Hatsuko Mabuchi (Main Role)
Hatsuko Mabuchi
Main Role
8.0
1954 Sansho the Bailiff
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Tamaki (Main Role)
Tamaki
Main Role
8.1
1953 Ugetsu Monogatari
Japanese Movie, 1953,
Miyagi (Main Role)
Miyagi
Main Role
7.9
1952 Mother
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Masako Fukuhara (Main Role)
Masako Fukuhara
Main Role
7.8
1952 The Life of Oharu
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Oharu (Main Role)
Oharu
Main Role
8.1
1951 The Lady of Musashino
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Michiko Akiyama (Main Role)
Michiko Akiyama
Main Role
7.3
1951 Miss Oyu
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Oyu Kayukawa (Main Role)
Oyu Kayukawa
Main Role
6.9
1951 Ginza Cosmetics
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Yukiko Tsuji (Main Role)
Yukiko Tsuji
Main Role
7.5
1951 Oboro Kago
Japanese Movie, 1951,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1950 The Munekata Sisters
Japanese Movie, 1950,
Setsuko Munekata (Main Role)
Setsuko Munekata
Main Role
10.0
1950 An Engagement Ring
Japanese Movie, 1950,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1950 Flame of My Love
Japanese Movie, 1950,
Hirayama Eiko (Main Role)
Hirayama Eiko
Main Role
7.0
1949 Yotsuya Kaidan
Japanese Movie, 1949,
Oiwa / Osode (Main Role)
Oiwa / Osode
Main Role
7.6
1948 A Hen in the Wind
Japanese Movie, 1948,
Tokiko Amamiya (Main Role)
Tokiko Amamiya
Main Role
7.9
1948 Women of the Night
Japanese Movie, 1948,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1947 The Love of the Actress Sumako
Japanese Movie, 1947,
Sumako Matsui (Main Role)
Sumako Matsui
Main Role
7.8
1941 Ornamental Hairpin
Japanese Movie, 1941,
Emi (Support Role)
Emi
Support Role
0.0
1933 Woman of Tokyo
Japanese Movie, 1933,
Harue (Support Role)
Harue
Support Role
8.0
1931 The Neighbor's Wife and Mine
Japanese Movie, 1931,
Shibano's wife (Support Role)
Shibano's wife
Support Role
7.3
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