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Kyôko 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
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Latest Project:
Movie Wool 100% 2006-01-01
Known For
Poster of The 8-Tomb Village
Poster of Zodiac Killers
Poster of Briar-Rose or the Sleeping Beauty
Poster of The Inferno
Movie Wool 100% Ume 2006-01-01
Movie Under the Same Moon Azumaya 2005-11-19
Movie The Book of the Dead Narrator (voice) 2005-07-01
Series Princess Tutu 2002-08-16
Movie Vengeance for Sale Undertaker 2002-02-16
Movie Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari 2001-12-15
Movie Chloe Cleaning Lady 2001-06-15
Movie Dora-heita 2000-05-13
Movie The 8-Tomb Village Kotake Tajimi / Koume Tajimi 1996-10-26
Movie Zodiac Killers 1991-07-20
Movie Heaven and Earth Maid-In-Waiting 1990-11-24
Movie Briar-Rose or the Sleeping Beauty Voice 1990-01-01
Movie Sure Death 4: Revenge Benten - Head of the assassins 1987-06-06
Movie Let's Gotokuji 1987-04-11
Movie The Sea and Poison 1986-10-17
Movie I Lived, But... Herself 1983-10-29
Movie Detective Story Kimie Hasenuma 1983-07-16
Movie Rennyo and His Mother 1981-10-07
Movie The S.S. Happiness Sets Sail 1980-11-15
Movie The Inferno Shima Ikegata 1979-06-03
Movie Utamaro's World Ochika 1977-02-20
Movie Curse of the God Dog Unknown 1977-06-18
Movie The Inugamis Kakin Miyakawa 1976-10-16
Movie Journey Into Solitude Mama, the girl's mother 1972-10-28
Movie Vixen 1969-10-18
Movie A Thousand and One Nights Miriam and Jalis 1969-06-14
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 Brand of Evil 1964-05-29
Movie Manji Sonoko Kakiuchi 1964-07-25
Movie Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai Lady Hagi 1963-04-28
Movie Shinobi no Mono Inone 1962-12-01
Movie Being Two Isn't Easy Chiyo's Friend 1962-11-18
Movie A Flame at the Pier Reiko 1962-09-30
Movie The Broken Commandments Inoko's wife 1962-04-06
Movie Ten Black Women Sayoko Goto 1961-05-03
Movie The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer Ryûko 1961-01-28
Movie Younger Brother Mrs. Tanuma 1960-11-01
Movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28