Japanese movie stars died in 1971

Here are 2 famous actors from Japan died in 1971:

Bokuzen Hidari

Bokuzen Hidari (February 20, 1894 Tokorozawa-May 26, 1971 Tokyo) also known as Ichiro Mikasima or Hidari Bokuzen was a Japanese actor.

He started his acting career in 1917 on stage, and later began appearing in films in 1927. He became known for his roles in socially conscious films during the 1950s and 1960s, including collaborations with director Akira Kurosawa in films such as "Seven Samurai" and "The Lower Depths". Throughout his career, Hidari appeared in over 200 films and had a reputation for being a versatile actor who could seamlessly transition between comedic and dramatic roles. In addition to acting, Hidari was also a writer and translator, and was known for his translations of works by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov into Japanese.

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Musei Tokugawa

Musei Tokugawa (April 13, 1894 Masuda-August 1, 1971) also known as Toshio Fukuhara, Tokugawa Musei or 徳川 夢声 was a Japanese actor.

Tokugawa Musei was born in Masuda, Shimane Prefecture, Japan on April 13, 1894. He started his career in the entertainment industry as an opera singer and later transitioned into acting. He made his debut in 1913 as a stage actor and started appearing in films in the 1920s.

Tokugawa Musei is best known for his performances in jidaigeki (period dramas) and yokai films, which feature supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore. He played a variety of roles over his career, including samurai warriors, criminals, and ghosts. He was known for his versatility as an actor and for his powerful voice.

Throughout his career, Tokugawa Musei appeared in over 200 films and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 4th Blue Ribbon Awards for his role in the film "Ugetsu" (1953). He continued to act in films and on stage until his death on August 1, 1971, at the age of 77. Today, he is remembered as one of the great actors of the golden age of Japanese cinema.

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