Haruyo Ichikawa

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Haruyo Ichikawa
Haruyo Ichikawa in 1934
Born (1913-02-09)February 9, 1913
Nagano, Nagano
Died November 18, 2004(2004-11-18) (aged 91)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Film actress, singer
Known for Singing Lovebirds

Haruyo Ichikawa (市川春代, Ichikawa Haruyo?, 9 February 1913 – 18 November 2004) was a Japanese film actress and singer whose career spanned five decades.[1]


Born in Nagano Prefecture, Hara made her motion picture debut in 1926 at Nikkatsu when she was still in her early teens.[1] She easily made the transition to adult roles and even to sound film with her good voice. In the 1930s she released her own records and starred in musicals like Singing Lovebirds. She also appeared in serious dramas such as Shirō Toyoda's Wakai hito or Arnold Fanck's Die Tochter des Samurai. She moved into by-roles in the postwar, but continued acting until the 1960s, appearing in a total of over 180 films. She died of old age on 18 November 2004 at the age of 91.[1] She was married to the sound recording engineer Ken'ichi Kagara.

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  1. ^ a b c "Ichikawa Haruyo-san shikyo: joyū". 47 News. 19 November 2004. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 

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