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Yūsuke Kawazu

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Yūsuke Kawazu
Kawazu's onscreen credit in the trailer for Kinoshita's The Snow Flurry
Born(1935-05-12)12 May 1935
Died26 February 2022(2022-02-26) (aged 86)
Years active1958–2022

Yūsuke Kawazu (Japanese: 川津 祐介, Hepburn: Yūsuke Kawazu, 12 May 1935 – 26 February 2022) was a Japanese actor.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Kawazu was born in Tokyo on 12 May 1935. While still a student at Keio University,[3] Kawazu signed with Shochiku in 1958 and debuted in Kinoshita's The Eternal Rainbow.[2] He became one of the studio's leading young stars, notably headlining Ōshima's Cruel Story of Youth in 1960. In later years he turned to character roles in film and television, also writing several books and establishing a reputation in calligraphy, painting, ceramics, and cooking.[4] On 26 February 2022, he died of chronic heart failure at age 86[5] [6]

Selected filmography[edit]




  1. ^ Yomiuri Nenkan 2016 Yomiurishinbun p.539
  2. ^ a b 川津祐介【役者老人】 (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  3. ^ 川津祐介 (in Japanese). 時事 jiji. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  4. ^ "Yūsuke Kawazu". Airplane Label (in Japanese). Project Lamu, Inc. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  5. ^ "川津祐介さん死去 86歳 「ザ・ガードマン」「くいしん坊!万才」出演の元祖マルチタレント". Hochi News. 4 March 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  6. ^ "俳優 川津祐介さん死去「ザ・ガードマン」などに出演". NHK.
  7. ^ "恋する女たち(1986)". eiga.com. Retrieved August 25, 2021.

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