Kyôko Kishida

Kyôko Kishida

Kyōko Kishida (April 29, 1930 – December 17, 2006) was a Japanese actress, voice actress, and writer of children's books. Her father was Kunio Kishida, a playwright and the founder of the Bungaku-za. She became an actress in 1950, and starred in a Yukio Mishima production of Salome (1960). Her film and television drama credits number in the hundreds. Among them are four Taiga drama series on NHK television, with roles such as Aguri (the wife of Asano Naganori and Yodo-Dono (the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi). She appeared in various roles, including acting and narrating, in various Ōoku series on television. In the series Gokenin Zankurō, she portrayed the mother of the title character (played by Ken Watanabe), and narrated a Lone Wolf and Cub television series. Kishida's film credits include Yasujirō Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon (1962), The Broken Commandment (based on a novel by Shimazaki Toson), Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Woman in the Dunes (1964) and The Face of Another (1966) (both from novels by Kōbō Abe), Kon Ichikawa's The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (1987), based on the classic story, Heaven and Earth (1990), and Spring Snow, the 2005 Isao Yukisada adaptation of the Mishima novel. Anime fans know Kishida as the voice of Moomin in the original 1960s television series. She provided narration for Vampire Princess Miyu and Princess Tutu as well as the 2005 Book of the Dead. In addition, she dubbed roles for Columbo and Miss Marple, and narrated Prophecies of Nostradamus. Kishida appeared in commercials for Nestle, TDK, and Asahi Shimbun. Kyōko Kishida died on December 17, 2006 in Tokyo from respiratory failure caused by a brain tumor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kyōko Kishida, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
    Birthday
    4/29/1930
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Ninja, A Band of Assassins
6.5
The Book of the Dead
The Book of the Dead
6.2
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
8.3
Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth
6.1
The Face of Another
The Face of Another
7.8
Rikyu
Rikyu
7.5
Wool 100%
5.9
Woman in the Dunes
Woman in the Dunes
8.2
To Love
To Love
5
Manji
Manji
6.4
Utamaro's World
Utamaro's World
5.6
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai
7
こんにちは赤ちゃん
こんにちは赤ちゃん
10
Curse of the Dog God
Curse of the Dog God
6
Her Brother
Her Brother
7
The Broken Commandment
The Broken Commandment
6.2
Chloe
Chloe
6
Briar-Rose or the Sleeping Beauty
Briar-Rose or the Sleeping Beauty
6.5
The Inferno
The Inferno
6.9
Being Two Isn't Easy
Being Two Isn't Easy
6.8
Vengeance for Sale
Vengeance for Sale
6.4
Journey Into Solitude
Journey Into Solitude
6.6
A Thousand and One Nights
A Thousand and One Nights
6.8
Dora-heita
Dora-heita
5.1
Zodiac Killers
Zodiac Killers
4.6
The Sea and Poison
The Sea and Poison
6.9
The 8-Tomb Village
The 8-Tomb Village
5.7
Sure Death 4
Sure Death 4
6.6
A Flame at the Pier
A Flame at the Pier
6
Rennyo and His Mother
Rennyo and His Mother
0
Detective Story
Detective Story
6.2
Love and Greed
Love and Greed
7
Vixen
Vixen
6.2
Under the Same Moon
Under the Same Moon
4
The Time of Reckoning
0
The S.S. Happiness Sets Sail
0
The Twilight Story
The Twilight Story
8
Love of a Thousand Years - Story of Genji
Love of a Thousand Years - Story of Genji
6
Let's Gotokuji
Let's Gotokuji
0
Mothers
Mothers
6.4
Ten Dark Women
Ten Dark Women
5.8
Conquest
Conquest
5
Haunted School 2
Haunted School 2
7.5
Brand of Evil
Brand of Evil
5
Lullaby of Death
Lullaby of Death
5
The Inugamis
The Inugamis
6.8
Love at the Fogged Harbor
Love at the Fogged Harbor
0
I Lived, But...
I Lived, But...
6.5
Seito shokun!
Seito shokun!
0
The Harbor Lights
The Harbor Lights
5
The Days of Evil Women
The Days of Evil Women
0
Get 'em All
Get 'em All
6
Challenge to Live
Challenge to Live
0
Five Ronins
Five Ronins
0
The Shogun and His Mistresses
The Shogun and His Mistresses
2
Onna no naka no futatsu no kao
Onna no naka no futatsu no kao
1
A Tale of Young Elopement
A Tale of Young Elopement
0
Toward the Terra
Toward the Terra
6.3
An Autumn Afternoon
An Autumn Afternoon
7.8
The Lowest Man
The Lowest Man
0
Fusa
Fusa
5.8
Japanese Godfather: Ambition
Japanese Godfather: Ambition
10
Night Mist Makes Women Cry
0
Higuchi Ichiyo Monogatari
Higuchi Ichiyo Monogatari
0
Crane
Crane
6.8
Prophecies of Nostradamus
Prophecies of Nostradamus
5.7
Noh Mask Murders
Noh Mask Murders
5.6
Winter Days
Winter Days
5.7
Actress
Actress
7
Sugata Sanshiro
0
A Woman Called En
A Woman Called En
0
Love
5
Human Zoo
3
Temptation on Glamour Island
Temptation on Glamour Island
6
Tokyo Bordello
Tokyo Bordello
5.3
Shinsengumi
Shinsengumi
0
Warm Current
Warm Current
0
The Hall of the Crying Deer
The Hall of the Crying Deer
0
Yaneura no Onna-tachi
Yaneura no Onna-tachi
0
Spring Snow
Spring Snow
4
Dark hunter
Dark hunter
0
Spring Bell
Spring Bell
6
Nichiren
Nichiren
0
An Inlet of Muddy Water
An Inlet of Muddy Water
6.1
Men and War II: Land of Love and Sorrow
Men and War II: Land of Love and Sorrow
5.8
Where did Sharaku go?
Where did Sharaku go?
0
The Shogun's Vault
The Shogun's Vault
0
Shoujo ni Nani ga Okotta ka
Shoujo ni Nani ga Okotta ka
0
Tracing Jake
Tracing Jake
7
Men and War I: Prelude to Destiny
Men and War I: Prelude to Destiny
6
Homicide
Homicide
0
Sapporo Winter Olympics
Sapporo Winter Olympics
6.7
The School of Flesh
The School of Flesh
2
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