Japanese movie stars died at 80

Here are 1 famous actresses from Japan died at 80:

Keiko Awaji

Keiko Awaji (July 17, 1933 Tokyo City-January 11, 2014 Tokyo) also known as Ida Ayako, Awaji Keiko or Ayako Ida was a Japanese actor. She had three children, Etsuo Shima, Kichinosuke Yorozuya and Akihiro Ogawa.

She died in esophageal cancer.

Keiko Awaji started her career in the entertainment industry as a dancer before transitioning to acting. She made her acting debut in 1950 in the film "Madamu to nyobo" ("Madam and Wife.") She is best known for her roles in Japanese films such as "Tokyo Twilight" (1957), "The Human Condition" (1959), and "Yojimbo" (1961). Awaji also had a successful international career, appearing in films like "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) and "The Key" (1958).

Throughout her career, Awaji received recognition for her work. She won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 8th Blue Ribbon Awards in 1956 and the Best Actress award at the 5th Hochi Film Award in 1959. In addition to acting, Awaji also worked as a director and producer for several films and television dramas.

Upon her death from esophageal cancer in 2014, Awaji was remembered as an influential and talented actress who made significant contributions to Japanese and international cinema.

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