Japanese movie stars died in 1958

Here are 1 famous actors from Japan died in 1958:

Ichiro Yamano

Ichiro Yamano (December 15, 1899 Niigata Prefecture-December 18, 1958) also known as 山内幸一 or 山野一郎 was a Japanese actor. He had three children, Keiichi Tanaka, Akira Yamanouchi and Hisashi Yamanouchi.

Ichiro Yamano began his career in the entertainment industry as a stage actor before transitioning to film in the 1920s. He appeared in over 90 films, often playing the lead role in jidaigeki (period dramas) and yakuza (gangster) films. One of his most famous roles was in the film "Sansho the Bailiff" (1954), directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Yamano also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to animated films such as "Animal Treasure Island" (1971) posthumously. He was married twice during his lifetime, first to actress Fumiko Okamura and then to actress Mitsuko Mito. Yamano passed away from liver cancer in 1958 at the age of 59.

Throughout his career, Ichiro Yamano was renowned for his outstanding acting skills and his ability to portray various characters with great depth and nuance. He was highly regarded for his performances in films such as "The Grand Passion" (1934), "The Tosa Diary" (1934), and "Sisters of the Gion" (1936). Despite the censorship and propaganda pressures of the time, Yamano remained committed to his craft, often taking on controversial roles that challenged social norms and conventions. In addition to his work in film, Yamano was also a celebrated stage actor and director, and was well-respected within the Japanese theatre community. He is remembered today as one of Japan's greatest actors, and his contributions to the art of acting are still celebrated by film scholars and enthusiasts around the world.

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