Yoshiko Kuga

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Yoshiko Kuga
Kuga in Drunken Angel (1948)
Native name 久我 美子
Born 久我 美子 (Haruko Koga)
(1931-01-21) January 21, 1931 (age 86)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Other names 小野田 美子 (Haruko Onoda)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1947–2000
Spouse(s) Akihiko Hirata (m. 1961-1984)

Yoshiko Kuga (久我 美子 Kuga Yoshiko?) (born January 21, 1931) is a Japanese actress.

Biography and personal life[edit]

Kuga was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, Michiaki Koga (久我通顕?), was a marquis and a member of the House of Peers.[citation needed]

In 1946, when she was in her third year in Gakushuin Girls' Junior High School, she became an actress under exclusive contract with Toho. In 1947, she made her debut as one of the lead actresses in an omnibus movie Four Love Stories (四つの恋の物語 Yottsu no Koi no Monogatari?).

In 1961, Kuga married Akihiko Hirata. They were known as a very harmonious couple until Hirata's death in 1984.[citation needed]


Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3. 

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