Japanese movie stars died at 51

Here are 2 famous actors from Japan died at 51:

Tsumasaburō Bandō

Tsumasaburō Bandō (December 13, 1901 Nihonbashi-July 7, 1953 Kyoto) also known as Denkichi Tamura, Bantsuma, Bandō Tsumasaburō, Chôjirô Hayashi, Tsumasaburō “Bantsuma” Bandō, Tamura Denkichi, Shuntaro Okayama or Okayama Shuntaro was a Japanese actor and entrepreneur. He had five children, Takahiro Tamura, Ryō Tamura, Masakazu Tamura, Toshima Tamura and Yasuhiro Minakami.

He died in cerebral hemorrhage.

Tsumasaburō Bandō was known for his impressive career in the Japanese film industry, particularly in chanbara, which is a type of action film often featuring samurai warriors. He starred in over 300 films throughout his career, and was known for playing heroes and villains with equal skill.

Aside from his acting career, Bandō was also an entrepreneur, and owned a film production company called Bandō Pro. He was a shrewd businessman, and was known for his ability to spot up-and-coming talent. In fact, he gave many young actors and actresses their first break in the industry, launching their careers.

Bandō's legacy has continued long after his death, with many of his films and characters still beloved by fans today. He is widely regarded as a legendary figure in Japanese cinema, and his contributions to the industry have helped shape it into what it is today.

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Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Hiroshi Kawaguchi (August 22, 1936 Tokyo-November 11, 1987) also known as 川口浩 was a Japanese actor.

Born in Tokyo in 1936, Hiroshi Kawaguchi grew up to become a popular actor in Japan. He started his acting career in the 1950s and appeared in a number of films and TV dramas throughout the 1960s and 70s. He was known for his charming and versatile performances, and was considered one of Japan's most talented actors of his generation. Kawaguchi was also involved in the production of several films and TV shows, and was highly respected in the Japanese entertainment industry. He passed away in 1987 at the age of 51, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances and contributions to Japanese film and television.

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