Japanese movie stars died in 1995

Here are 2 famous actresses from Japan died in 1995:

Toshia Mori

Toshia Mori (January 1, 1912 Kyoto-November 26, 1995 The Bronx) a.k.a. Toshia Ichioka, Toshiye Ichioka, Toshi Mori, Shia Jung, Tashia Mori or Toshi Ichioka was a Japanese actor and researcher.

She is best known for her roles in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s, including "The Big Trail" (1930) and "Tokyo Rose" (1946). Mori was one of only a few Japanese actors working in Hollywood at the time and often played stereotypical Asian roles.

In addition to her acting career, Mori was also a noted researcher and writer on Japanese culture and history. She wrote several books, including "Yokohama, California: A Pictorial History of the Japanese in America's Greatest Japanese Community," a comprehensive history of the Japanese diaspora in California.

Later in life, Mori became an advocate for Japanese-American rights and worked to promote understanding between the United States and Japan. She was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Japanese government in recognition of her efforts.

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Takako Irie

Takako Irie (February 7, 1911 Tokyo City-January 12, 1995) otherwise known as Hideko Higashibōjō, Higashibōjō Hideko, 入江 たか子, 東坊城 英子, いりえ たかこ, ひがしぼうじょう ひでこ, Irie Takae or Eiko Higashibojo was a Japanese actor. Her child is called Wakaba Irie.

Takako Irie made her acting debut in 1933 in the film "Passion" and went on to appear in over 120 films throughout her career. She's best known for her roles in films such as "Chushingura" (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), "Kinuyo no hatsukoi: Wakare no yokan" (Kinuyo's First Love: A Premonition of Separation), and "Hana chiri tsubaki" (Fallen Blossoms), among others.

In addition to her work in film, Irie also performed on stage and television, as well as in radio dramas. She was recognized for her contributions to Japanese cinema and was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 1977.

Irie continued acting well into her later years and passed away in 1995 at the age of 83.

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