Sadako Sawamura

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Sadako Sawamura
The Life Of Oharu.1-16-24.196.jpg
From The Life of Oharu (1952)
Born (1908-11-11)11 November 1908
Tokyo, Japan
Died 16 August 1996(1996-08-16) (aged 87)
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Actress
Years active 1935-1985
Spouse(s) Kamatari Fujiwara (m. 1936–1946)
Yasuhiko Ohashi (m. ?–1996)

Sadako Sawamura (沢村貞子, Sawamura Sadako, 11 November 1908 – 16 August 1996) was a Japanese actress.[1] She appeared in more than 140 films between 1935 and 1985. Her brothers were the actors Daisuke Kato and Kunitarō Sawamura. Her autobiography, My Asakusa, has been translated into English.[2] Sawamura married fellow Japanese actor Kamatari Fujiwara (known in the West for his role as Manzō (万造) in the Seven Samurai) in 1936. They divorced 10 years later.

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  1. ^ "Sadako Sawamura". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  2. ^ Sawamura, Sadako (2000). My Asakusa: coming of age in pre-war Tokyo. Boston: Tuttle. ISBN 9780804821353. 

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