Isao Kimura

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Isao Kimura
Isao Kimura in Stray Dog.jpg
Isao Kimura as Yusa the criminal in Stray Dog (1949)
Born (1923-07-22)July 22, 1923
Senda, Hiroshima, Japan
Died June 4, 1981(1981-06-04) (aged 57)
Tokyo, Japan
Cause of death esophageal cancer
Other names Kō Kimura
Occupation Actor

Isao Kimura (木村 功, Kimura Isao, July 22, 1923 – June 4, 1981), also known as Kō Kimura, was a Japanese actor. He appeared in several films directed by Akira Kurosawa. The first was Stray Dog (1949) as Yusa the criminal. Perhaps his most notable role was in Seven Samurai as the youngest of the samurai, Katsushiro.

He died of esophageal cancer.

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