Japanese movie stars died at 54

Here are 1 famous actors from Japan died at 54:

Haruo Oka

Haruo Oka (January 12, 1916 Chiba Prefecture-May 19, 1970) a.k.a. Tatsuo Sasaki was a Japanese singer and actor.

He was a popular enka singer in the 1950s and acted in films and television dramas throughout the 1960s. Oka started his career as a singer in 1940, but during World War II, he was conscripted into the Japanese army and served in China. After the war, he resumed his music career and became one of the most successful enka singers of his time. Some of his most popular songs include "Tokyo Banka" and "Onna no Michi." As an actor, he appeared in more than thirty films, including "Tokyo Twilight" directed by Yasujir┼Ź Ozu. Unfortunately, Oka died at the age of 54 due to liver disease. His contributions to Japanese music and cinema continue to be celebrated to this day.

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