Here are 3 famous actors from Japan died in Laryngeal Cancer:
Mako Iwamatsu (December 10, 1933 Kobe-July 21, 2006 Somis) otherwise known as Makoto Iwamatsu, Mako Wakamatsu, Iwamatsu Mako, 岩松 マコ or Mako was a Japanese actor and voice actor. He had two children, Sala Iwamatsu and Mimosa Iwamatsu.
Mako had over 100 film, television and stage credits to his name throughout his career. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films "The Sand Pebbles" (1966), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and "Rising Sun" (1993). He also lent his voice to a number of animated films and TV series, including the character Aku in the animated series "Samurai Jack." Mako was also an accomplished theater actor, founding the East West Players in Los Angeles in 1965. He was a trailblazer for Asian American actors, paving the way for greater representation and opportunities in the entertainment industry. Mako passed away in 2006 at the age of 72 due to esophageal cancer.
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Isao Kimura (July 22, 1923 Hiroshima-July 4, 1981 Tokyo) also known as Ko Kimura, Kimura Isao? or Kō Kimura was a Japanese actor.
He began his career in entertainment as a child actor in the 1930s and went on to star in over 200 films. Kimura became known for his roles in samurai and yakuza movies, but also appeared in dramas and comedies.
In 1952, he formed his own production company, Isao Productions, and began producing and directing films. He was also a accomplished stage actor, performing in theater productions throughout his career.
Kimura was widely recognized for his talent and contributions to the Japanese film industry. He received numerous awards for his acting, including the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 1955 and 1959.
Despite his success on screen, Kimura struggled with personal issues throughout his life. He was known to be a heavy drinker and had a tumultuous love life. Kimura passed away in 1981 from liver cancer at the age of 57.
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Shintaro Katsu (November 29, 1931 Chiba Prefecture-June 21, 1997 Kashiwa) also known as Katsu, Shintarou, Katsu-shin, Toshio Okumura, Katsu Shintarō, Katsutoshi Gatsu, Okumura Toshio, Shintarô Katsu or Katsumaru Kineya was a Japanese film producer, actor, singer, television director, screenwriter, film director and musician. His children are called Ryu Gan and Masami Okumura.
Katsu is best known for his role as the blind swordsman Zatoichi in a film series of the same name, which he also produced. He appeared in 26 Zatoichi films from 1962 to 1989, and the character became a cultural icon in Japan. Katsu also worked on other film series, including the Hanzo the Razor trilogy and the Hoodlum Soldier series. In addition to acting and producing, Katsu was a prolific musician, recording over 100 albums. He also directed several films and TV shows later in his career. Katsu was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1988 for his contributions to Japanese culture. He passed away in 1997 from throat cancer at the age of 65.
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