Japanese movie stars died in 1997

Here are 2 famous actresses from Japan died in 1997:

Haruko Sugimura

Haruko Sugimura (January 6, 1909 Hiroshima-April 4, 1997 Tokyo) was a Japanese actor.

Haruko Sugimura was best known for her role in Ozu's Tokyo Story, in which she played a daughter-in-law who is indifferent to her husband's aging parents. She appeared in over 200 films throughout her career, which spanned more than five decades. Sugimura won several awards, including the Best Actress Award at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival for her role in Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon. She was also known for her roles in other Ozu films such as Late Spring and Early Summer. Sugimura was regarded as one of the most talented character actresses in Japanese cinema.

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Kazumi Kawai

Kazumi Kawai (July 9, 1964 Kōenji-May 9, 1997) also known as かわい かずみ, くが ともこ, 可愛 かずみ, Kuga Tomoko, Kawai Kazumi, 久我 知子 or Tomoko Kuga was a Japanese actor and singer.

Kazumi Kawai was best known for her role in the popular Japanese television drama "Sukeban Deka III" in 1987. She also appeared in other television dramas and films throughout her career. In addition to her acting career, Kawai was also a singer and released several albums and singles. She was a popular idol in Japan during the 1980s and 1990s. Kawai passed away in 1997 at the young age of 32 due to heart failure.

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