Japanese Actress

Machiko Kyô

  • Mar 25, 1924 - May 12, 2019 (age 95)
  • 5' 3" (1.59 m)
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2019
Machiko Kyô
PersonalMay 2019

Machiko Kyô

Machiko Kyô passed away.
1995
Award1995

Special Award from the Chairman

Won Japan Academy Prize …
Won Japan Academy Prize for Special Award from the Chairman.
Japan Academy Prize
1976
Tora's Pure Love
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MovieDec 25, 1976

Tora's Pure Love

When Tora-san's infatuation with his nephew's school teacher …
When Tora-san's infatuation with his nephew's school teacher causes family turmoil, he leaves on his travels again. When he returns, he falls in love with the teacher's mother, who has a terminal illness.
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Yoba
MovieOct 16, 1976

Yoba

Yoba released.
1975
Kinkanshoku
MovieSep 6, 1975

Kinkanshoku

Kinkanshoku is a 1975 political thriller film directed by …
Kinkanshoku is a 1975 political thriller film directed by Satsuo Yamamoto.
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1974
The Family
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MovieJan 26, 1974

The Family

The family is a drama film directed by Satsuo Yamamoto.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1966
Chiisai tôbôsha
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MovieDec 24, 1966

Chiisai tôbôsha

Malenkiy Beglets is an adventure and family film directed by …
Malenkiy Beglets is an adventure and family film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa and Eduard Bocharov.
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The Face of Another
MovieJul 15, 1966

The Face of Another

A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask …
A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.
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1964
Sweet Sweat
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MovieSep 19, 1964

Sweet Sweat

Sweet Sweat (甘い汗 Amai ase) is a 1964 Japanese film …
Sweet Sweat (甘い汗 Amai ase) is a 1964 Japanese film directed by Shiro Toyoda. The film is about an unwed mother (Machiko Kyō) who works at a hostess bar and is struggling to keep her family together while continuing her relationship with her yakuza boyfriend.
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1962
Kurotokage
MovieMar 14, 1962

Kurotokage

A jeweler hires detective Akechi to find his daughter kidnapped …
A jeweler hires detective Akechi to find his daughter kidnapped by a famous thief known as the Black Lizard.
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1961
Buddha
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MovieNov 1, 1961

Buddha

Buddha released.
Kodachi o tsukau onna
MovieAug 13, 1961

Kodachi o tsukau onna

Kodachi o tsukau onna released.
1960
Oden jigoku
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MovieNov 30, 1960

Oden jigoku

Oden jigoku released.
The Woman Who Touched the Legs
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MovieAug 24, 1960

The Woman Who Touched the Legs

A pretty pickpocket is …
A pretty pickpocket is travelling on an express train from Osaka to her home village. She is an orphan, but wants to show off her wealth to the villagers who accused her father of being a spy. Detective Kita, who is on holiday, recognizes her and suggests to a pulp writer that he use her as a model for a story. While in a tunnel, she picks the wrong wallet from the man beside her, and subsequently loses her savings to an older woman pickpocket. At an inn, the writer replaces her money. The writer knows that the detective is falling in love with her, and the two follow her to her village. They find that the village is now part of a US air base and bombing range.
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San'nin no kaoyaku
MovieJun 10, 1960

San'nin no kaoyaku

San'nin no kaoyaku released.
Bonchi
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MovieApr 14, 1960

Bonchi

Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose …
Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business, he stands by helplessly as his wife is thrown out of the house for producing a son. Driven to a life of dissipation - his mistresses also fail to produce daughters - in the end he is just too tired to care. The film presages Ichikawa's The Makioka Sisters in its World War II nostalgia and visual sophistication.
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The Wandering Princess
MovieJan 27, 1960

The Wandering Princess

The Wandering Princess …
The Wandering Princess (Japanese: Ruten no ouhi) is a 1960 Japanese romantic drama film directed by Kinuyo Tanaka.
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A Woman's Testament
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MovieJan 14, 1960

A Woman's Testament

Three stories about modern women. The first works in a …
Three stories about modern women. The first works in a nightclub and plans to marry the boss. The second is used by a real estate agent as a lure for customers. The third is a retired geisha who waits to be reunited with her jailed lover.
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1959
Floating Weeds
MovieNov 17, 1959

Floating Weeds

The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small …
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.
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Odd Obsession
MovieJun 23, 1959

Odd Obsession

A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his …
A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility.
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Jirôchô Fuji
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MovieJun 2, 1959

Jirôchô Fuji

An all-star cast from Daiei Film Company has made "the …
An all-star cast from Daiei Film Company has made "the ultimate Jirocho movie" about the legendary yakuza Shimizu no Jirocho, the biggest Boss in the Tokaido area.
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Onna to kaizoku
MovieApr 1, 1959

Onna to kaizoku

Onna to kaizoku released.
1958
Yoru no sugao
MovieOct 15, 1958

Yoru no sugao

Yoru no sugao released.
Haha
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MovieMay 5, 1958

Haha

Haha released.
The Loyal 47 Ronin
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MovieApr 1, 1958

The Loyal 47 Ronin

Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin …
Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official, Kira Yoshinaka, who had insulted him. After patiently waiting and planning for over a year, they executed a daring assault on Lord Kira's estate, and exacted their revenge, in the full knowledge that they would themselves be forced to commit seppuku to atone for their crime.
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Yūrakuchō de Aimashō
MovieJan 15, 1958

Yūrakuchō de Aimashō

Yūrakuchō de Aimashō (有楽町で逢いましょう Yūrakuchō de …
Yūrakuchō de Aimashō (有楽町で逢いましょう Yūrakuchō de Aimashō, lit. Lovers in Yūrakuchō aka Let's Meet in Yurakuchô) is 1958 Japanese romance-drama film in technicolor, directed by Koji Shima.
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1957
The Hole
MovieSep 15, 1957

The Hole

A clever reporter gets involved with a bank embezzlement case.
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Yoru no chô
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MovieJul 28, 1957

Yoru no chô

Yoru no chô is a drama film directed by Kōzaburō …
Yoru no chô is a drama film directed by Kōzaburō Yoshimura.
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Jigoku bana
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MovieJun 25, 1957

Jigoku bana

Jigoku bana is a 1957 film directed by Daisuke Itō.
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Dancing Girl
MovieFeb 12, 1957

Dancing Girl

Dancing Girl is a 1957 drama film directed by Hiroshi Shimizu.
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Itohan monogatari
MovieJan 15, 1957

Itohan monogatari

Itohan monogatari released.
1956
The Teahouse of the August Moon
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MovieNov 29, 1956

The Teahouse of the August Moon

This comedy-drama is …
This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years. One year after World War II, Captain Fisby is sent to the village of Tobiki in Okinawa to teach the people democracy. The first step is to build a school -- but the wily Okinawans know what they really want. They tell him about their culture and traditions -- and persuade him to build something they really want instead: a teahouse. Fisby has a hard time breaking this news to his superiors.
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Street of Shame
MovieMar 18, 1956

Street of Shame

The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a …
The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a brothel.
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Shin, Heike monogatari: Yoshinaka o meguru sannin no onna
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MovieJan 15, 1956

Shin, Heike monogatari: Yoshinaka o me…

The story of Yoshinaka and …
The story of Yoshinaka and the three women who love him.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
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Nomination1956

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Nominated for "The Teahouse of the August Moon".
Golden Globe Award
1955
Tōjūrō no Koi
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MovieJun 15, 1955

Tōjūrō no Koi

Tōjūrō no Koi (藤十郎の恋) is a 1955 black and white …
Tōjūrō no Koi (藤十郎の恋) is a 1955 black and white Japanese film directed by Kazuo Mori. It is based on the novel Tōjūrō no Koi (藤十郎の恋) written by Kan Kikuchi.
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Princess Yang Kwei-fei
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MovieMay 3, 1955

Princess Yang Kwei-fei

In 8th-century China, the …
In 8th-century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a close relative working in their kitchen whom they groom to present to the Emperor. The Emperor falls in love with her and she becomes the Princess Yang Kwei-fei. The Yangs are then appointed important ministers, though An Lushan is not given the court position he covets. The ministers misuse their power so much that there is a popular revolt against all the Yangs, fueled by An Lushan.
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A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love
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MovieApr 24, 1955

A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love

A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love …
A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love a.k.a. The Rose Again (薔薇いくたびか Bara ikutabika) is a 1955 Japanese film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa.
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1954
The Princess Sen
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MovieOct 20, 1954

The Princess Sen

The Princess Sen (千姫 Sen-hime) is a color 1954 Japanese film …
The Princess Sen (千姫 Sen-hime) is a color 1954 Japanese film directed by Keigo Kimura.
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Aru onna
MovieMar 13, 1954

Aru onna

Aru onna released.
1953
Gate of Hell
MovieOct 31, 1953

Gate of Hell

In 1160, in the Heiji Era, Lord Kiyomori travels with his …
In 1160, in the Heiji Era, Lord Kiyomori travels with his court to the Temple of Itsukushima and his Sanjo Castle is invaded by two other lords, in a coup d'etat. The loyal samurai Moritoh Enda asks the court lady Kesa to pose of the lord's sister to create a diversion while the lord's real sister and his father flee in the middle of the people. Then Moritoh travels to meet Lord Kiyomon and fights with him to defeat the enemies and the coup fails. Lord Kiyomon rewards the warriors that helped him and when he asks Moritoh what he wishes, he requests to marry Kesa. The lord grants his wish but soon he learns that Kesa is married with Wataru Watanabe, a samurai from the imperial guard. Moritoh harasses Kesa and threatens her, promising to kill her husband, her aunt and her if she does not marry him. Kesa's decision leads the trio to a tragic fate.
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Older Brother, Younger Sister
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MovieAug 19, 1953

Older Brother, Younger Sister

In Older Brother, Younger …
In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, testing some already tenuous family bonds. Naruse shows his considerable skill at portraying household dynamics, filming Kyô in relaxed and/or reclining positions (indicative of her character's exhaustively maintained independence) that are then intruded upon by her ill-tempered older brother (Masayuki Mori), whose initially comic, brute-force presence grows increasingly menacing and treacherous as the film progresses.
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Ugetsu
MovieMar 26, 1953

Ugetsu

Ugetsu, Tales of Ugetsu or Ugetsu Monogatari (雨月物語) is a …
Ugetsu, Tales of Ugetsu or Ugetsu Monogatari (雨月物語) is a 1953 Japanese romantic fantasy drama film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and based on stories in Ueda Akinari's book of the same name. It is a ghost story and an example of the jidaigeki (period drama) genre, starring Masayuki Mori and Machiko Kyō.
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1952
Bijo to touzoku
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MovieSep 23, 1952

Bijo to touzoku

The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a …
The picture belongs to the jidai gekki (historic) genre. It is a powerful story of violence and eroticism, picturing a world at once sordid and poetic, with two central themes which intermingle to compound an admirable panel of a critical period in Japanese history: the great famine in the mid 19th Century.
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Taki no Shiraito
MovieJun 12, 1952

Taki no Shiraito

Taki no Shiraito released.
Dedication of the Great Buddha
MovieMar 20, 1952

Dedication of the Great Buddha

Dedication of the Great …
Dedication of the Great Buddha (大仏開眼 Daibutsu kaigen) is a 1952 Japanese film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.
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Asakusa kurenaidan
MovieJan 3, 1952

Asakusa kurenaidan

Asakusa kurenaidan released.
1951
The Life of a Horsetrader
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MovieDec 7, 1951

The Life of a Horsetrader

This early gem starring the …
This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiro tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's rugged northernmost territory of Hokkaddo.. always ready to drink, fight, gamble and chase women he falls victim to a crooked game with loaded dice. This little-known film captures the wild ways of early Japan after the fall of the shogunate when men had only their own strengths and skills to rely on. A brilliant yet tragic tale that can now be told.
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The Tale of Genji
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MovieNov 2, 1951

The Tale of Genji

Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written …
Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks, yet he cannot stop himself from pursuing the one object of desire he must never obtain: his father's young and beautiful bride. Following the tragic consequences of his obsession, Genji wanders from one affair to another, always seeking some sort of resolution to his life.
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1950
Rashomon
MovieAug 25, 1950

Rashomon

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are …
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
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Harukanari haha no kuni
MovieMar 5, 1950

Harukanari haha no kuni

Harukanari haha no kuni released.
1924
Machiko Kyô
BirthMarch 1924

Machiko Kyô

Machiko Kyô was born.
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