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Chieko Higashiyama in the 1953 film Tokyo Story
|Born||30 September 1890|
|Died||8 May 1980 (aged 89)|
Chieko Higashiyama (東山 千栄子 Higashiyama Chieko, 30 September 1890 – 8 May 1980) was a Japanese stage and film actress. She appeared in more than 60 films from 1936 to 1967.
Graduating from the girls' school at Gakushuin, she married a businessman in 1909 and spent eight years in Moscow. In 1925, at the age of 35, she decided to become an actress and began training at the Tsukiji Shōgekijō. She appeared in many stage productions, most famously as Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard. She also appeared in films, including Tokyo Story, which was voted the best film of all time in a poll of film directors by Sight & Sound magazine..
|1947||The Love of the Actress Sumako|
|1951||The Tale of Genji|
|1952||The Life of Oharu|
|1954||The Princess Sen||Yodo-dono|
|1958||The Loyal 47 Ronin||Otaka|
|1960||The Wandering Princess|
- Medal with Purple Ribbon (1956)
- Order of the Precious Crown, 4th Class, Wisteria (1965)
- Person of Cultural Merit (1966)
- Order of the Precious Crown, 3rd class, Butterfly (1974)
- "Higashiyama Chieko". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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