Japanese movie stars died at 71

Here are 3 famous actresses from Japan died at 71:

Michiyo Aratama

Michiyo Aratama (January 15, 1930 Nara-March 17, 2001 Tokyo) also known as Kyoko Toda or Aratama Michiyo was a Japanese actor.

She died caused by heart failure.

Michiyo Aratama started her career as an actor in 1953 with the film "Okaasan" (Mother) directed by Mikio Naruse. She appeared in several films throughout her career, including "Wild Geese" (1953), "I Will Buy You" (1956), and "Red Lion" (1969). She also worked on television dramas such as "Daichan dokyo soo" (1976) and "Kasuga no Tsubone" (1989).

In addition to her work as an actor, Michiyo Aratama was also known for her philanthropy, particularly for her advocacy of education for young girls. She established the Michiyo Aratama Scholarship in 1977, which provides financial assistance to girls pursuing higher education. She also served as the president of St. Hilda's School, a girls' school in Tokyo.

Michiyo Aratama was married to film director Masaki Kobayashi from 1953 until his death in 1996. They collaborated on several film projects, including "Kwaidan" (1964) and "Samurai Rebellion" (1967).

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Reiko Mutō

Reiko Mutō (March 1, 1935 Tokyo Prefecture-October 29, 2006 Setagaya) also known as Reiko Mutou, 武藤 礼子, 武藤 禮子 or Mutō Reiko was a Japanese actor and voice actor.

She died as a result of heart failure.

Mutō began her career as an actor in the 1950s, before transitioning into voice acting in the 1960s. She was known for her distinctive voice, which could range from maternal and soothing to sly and calculating. Some of her most famous roles include Kyoko Otonashi in the anime series "Maison Ikkoku" and Galactor leader Berg Katse in the original "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman" series. Mutō was also a prolific dubbing actor, lending her voice to foreign films and TV shows for Japanese audiences. She was a member of the seiyuu troupe Theatre Echo alongside other notable voice actors such as Osamu Kobayashi and Akira Kamiya. Mutō continued to work in the voice acting industry until her death in 2006 at the age of 71.

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Sachiko Hidari

Sachiko Hidari (June 29, 1930 Toyama-November 7, 2001 Tokyo) also known as Sachiko Nukamura, Sachiko Hiodari, 額村幸子 or 左幸子 was a Japanese actor. She had one child, Mio Hani.

She died in lung cancer.

Sachiko Hidari was best known for her performances in the films directed by Nagisa Oshima, including "Night and Fog in Japan" (1960) and "Death by Hanging" (1968). Her other notable film credits include "The Insect Woman" (1963), "Double Suicide" (1969) and "Kaseki no mori" (1979). Hidari began her acting career in the 1950s and appeared in numerous stage productions before transitioning to film. In addition to her acting career, she was also an activist and was involved in various movements including the anti-nuclear movement and the feminist movement in Japan. Hidari is remembered as an influential figure in Japanese cinema and a symbol of social activism.

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