Haruko Kato

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Haruko Kato
Native name
加藤 治子
Born(1922-11-24)24 November 1922
Died2 November 2015(2015-11-02) (aged 92)
Years active1939-2011
  • Michio Kato (married 1946 - 1953)
  • Masaya Takahashi (married 1958 - 1973)

Haruko Kato (加藤 治子, Katō Haruko, 24 November 1922 – 2 November 2015) was a Japanese actress.


Haruko Kato was born in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, on 24 November 1922.[1][2] After training at acting school, she was signed up with the film production company Toho in 1939, debuting in Hanatsumi Nikki [ja] in the same year.[2]

She married the playwright Michio Kato [ja] in 1946, but he died in 1953.[1] She married actor Masaya Takahashi [ja] in 1958, but they divorced in 1973.[1]

Kato died on 2 November 2015 at her home in Tokyo, aged 92.[3]





In 2002, Kato was awarded the Order of the Precious Crown.[2]


  1. ^ a b c 女優の加藤治子さん死去 「寺内貫太郎一家」で母親役 [Actress Haruko Kato dies - Mother role in "Terauchi Kantaro Ikka"]. Asahi Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c 加藤治子さん92歳大往生 ありがとう…優しき昭和のお母さん [Haruko Kato dies at 92 - Thanks for mother of Showa period]. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Nippon Newspapers. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ 俳優の加藤治子さん死去 [Actress Haruko Kato dies]. NHK News Web (in Japanese). Japan: Japan Broadcasting Corporation. 5 November 2015. Archived from the original on 5 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.

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