Kinuyo Tanaka

Kinuyo Tanaka

Highest Rated: 100% Ugetsu (1953)

Lowest Rated: 86% The Ballad of Narayama (1958)

Birthday: Nov 29, 1909

Birthplace: Yamaguchi, Japan

Kinuyo Tanaka was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. She continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in "Miss Oyu" (1951), the Ichiro Sugai period drama "The Life of Oharu" (1952) and the drama "Ugetsu" (1953) with Machiko Kyo. She also appeared in "A Woman of Rumor" (1954), the drama "Behold Thy Son" (1957) with Chikage Awashima and the foreign "Ototo" (1960) with Keiko Kishi. Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in the drama "Ballad of Narayama" (1961) with Teiji Takahashi, the Masayuki Mori dramedy "Alone on the Pacific" (1963) and the Toshiro Mifune dramatic period piece "Red Beard" (1965). She also appeared in "Sansho the Bailiff" (1969) and "Bokyo" (1975). Tanaka was most recently credited in the Shin Saburi drama "Equinox Flower" (1990). Tanaka's husband was Hiroshi Shimizu. Tanaka passed away in March 1977 at the age of 68.

Highest rated movies

Sansho the Bailiff
Ugetsu
Life of Oharu
Utamaro and His Five Women
Equinox Flower
The Ballad of Narayama

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Sandakan 8 Osaki (Old) (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scent of Incense Tsuna (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Legend or Was It? Shizuko Sonobe (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alone on the Pacific Youth's Mother (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 92% A Wanderer's Notebook Kishi Fumiko's mother (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Under the Crucifix Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls of the Night Director - 1961
No Score Yet 71% Her Brother Mother (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wandering Princess Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naniwa no Koi no Monogatari Unknown (Character) - 1959
86% 90% The Ballad of Narayama Orin (Character) - 1958
88% 87% Equinox Flower Kiyoko Hirayama (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Higanbana Kiyoko Hirayama (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eternal Rainbow Unknown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Revolt Omitsu (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 87% Flowing Rika Yamanaka / Oharu (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eternal Breasts Director - 1955
100% 95% Sansho the Bailiff Tamaki (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 77% The Woman in the Rumor Hatsuko Mabuchi (Character) - 1954
100% 94% Ugetsu Miyagi (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Letter Landlady (Character),
Director
- 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Chimneys Are Seen Hiroko Ogata (Character) - 1953
100% 89% Life of Oharu Oharu (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters of Nishijin Someka (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 95% Okaasan Mother (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 83% Miss Oyu (Oyû-sama) Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 50% Ginza Cosmetics Yukiko Tsuji (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 95% The Lady of Musashino Michiko Akiyama (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding Ring Noriko Kuki (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 89% The Munekata Sisters Setsuko Munekata (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yotsuya Kaidan, Part II Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 20% Yotsuya Kaidan Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Love Has Been Burning Eiko Hirayama (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 80% Women of the Night Fusako Owada (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Hen in the Wind Tokiko Amamiya (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% The Love of Sumako the Actress Sumako Matsui (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phoenix Unknown (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Victory of Women Hiroko Hosokawa (Character) - 1946
100% 76% Utamaro and His Five Women Okita (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari) Unknown (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miyamoto Musashi Shinobu Nonomiya (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Army Waka (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ornamental Hairpin Emi (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Okoto and Sasuke Okoto (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 93% Woman of Tokyo Harue (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Girl Tokiko (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 80% Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Shigeko, bakery assistant (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neighbor's Wife and Mine Wife of the playwright (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Graduated But ... Machiko Nomoto (Character) - 1929