Kaoru Yachigusa

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Kaoru Yachigusa
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Yachigusa in 1955
Born(1931-01-06)January 6, 1931
DiedOctober 24, 2019(2019-10-24) (aged 88)
Years active1947–2019

Kaoru Yachigusa (八千草 薫, Yachigusa Kaoru, January 6, 1931 – October 24, 2019) was a Japanese actress from Osaka Prefecture. From 1947 to 1957 she was a member of the Takarazuka Revue. Since leaving the Revue, she was active in film, television, and narration.

She famously quit part way through the filming of the television series Akai Giwaku outraged at being forced to work at times dictated by idol Momoe Yamaguchi's schedule.

Her husband, director Senkichi Taniguchi, died on October 29, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. The couple had been married since 1957.[1]

Yachigusa died on October 24, 2019 at a Tokyo hospital from pancreatic cancer, aged 88.[2]









  1. ^ Blair, Gavin J. (2007-11-01). "Director Senkichi Taniguchi dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2007-10-05.[dead link]
  2. ^ 女優の八千草薫さん死去 88歳 at NHK (in Japanese)
  3. ^ "Full Trailer for I.G's Hand-Drawn Anime Film Giovanni's Island Posted". Anime News Network. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-21.

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