Japanese movie stars died at 76

Here are 2 famous actresses from Japan died at 76:

Yōko Minamida

Yōko Minamida (March 1, 1933 Mita, Minato, Tokyo-October 21, 2009 Tokyo) a.k.a. Yoko Kitada, Minamida Yōko, Yoko Kato, Kato Yoko, Kitada Yoko or Youko Minamida was a Japanese actor.

She died as a result of subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Minamida is best known for her work in Japanese Cinema during the 1950s and 1960s. She appeared in over 200 films throughout her career, including "The Human Condition" trilogy directed by Masaki Kobayashi. She was also known for her work in television dramas, having appeared in numerous popular series throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Oshin" which was broadcast in over 60 countries. In addition to her acting career, Minamida also worked as a voice actress, lending her voice to characters in animated films and TV shows. She was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1997 for her contributions to Japanese entertainment.

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Kuniko Miyake

Kuniko Miyake (September 17, 1916 Saitama-November 4, 1992 Japan) was a Japanese actor.

During her career, Kuniko Miyake starred in over 100 films, including "A Geisha" (1953) and "The Burmese Harp" (1956). She was known for her versatility and the range of emotions she could convey on screen. Miyake also appeared in several television dramas in the 1960s and 1970s. She received recognition for her work, winning the Best Actress award at the 10th Blue Ribbon Awards for her role in "Aoi Sanmyaku" (1949). Miyake's contribution to Japanese cinema has made her one of the most celebrated actresses in Japan's cinematic history.

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