Japanese movie stars died in 2009

Here are 3 famous actresses from Japan died in 2009:

Reiko Ohara

Reiko Ohara (November 13, 1946 Bunkyō-August 3, 2009 Setagaya) also known as Reiko Ôhara was a Japanese actor.

She began her acting career in the late 1960s and went on to appear in numerous films and television dramas. Ohara was known for her versatility as an actress, appearing in a wide range of genres including dramas, comedies, and action films. Some of her notable works include the 1973 film "Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom" and the television series "Mito Kōmon" which ran from 1972 to 2011. Throughout her career, Ohara received several awards and nominations for her performances. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 62 due to lung cancer.

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Takiko Mizunoe

Takiko Mizunoe (February 20, 1915 Otaru-November 16, 2009 Kanagawa Prefecture) a.k.a. Umeko Miura was a Japanese actor and film producer.

She started her acting career in the early 1930s when she was scouted by the film studio Shochiku. She was quickly cast in a number of films and became a popular actress during the 1930s and 1940s. In the 1950s, Mizunoe started her own production company and began producing films, including the critically acclaimed "Koi no Kisetsu" in 1956. She also acted in a number of her own productions, including the 1960 film "Mikkai". In addition to her film career, Mizunoe was a trained classical pianist and frequently played at charity events. After retiring from film production in the 1970s, she became a Buddhist nun and devoted her life to charitable causes.

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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 debuted in the film industry in 1952 with "The Man Who Came to Port" and went on to appear in over 150 films throughout her career. Minamida rose to fame in the 1950s as a "starter" actress and became known for her roles in jidaigeki (period dramas) and yakuza films in the 1960s and 1970s. She also appeared in several films directed by Yasujirō Ozu, including "Tokyo Twilight" in 1957. In addition to her film career, Minamida appeared in numerous television dramas and variety shows. She won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Blue Ribbon Awards twice, for her performances in "Station to Heaven" in 1959 and "Ballad of Orin" in 1977. Yoko Minamida passed away at the age of 76 due to pneumonia.

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