Ken Takakura

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Ken Takakura
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Native name 高倉 健
Born Goichi Oda
(1931-02-16)February 16, 1931
Nakama, Fukuoka, Japan
Died November 10, 2014(2014-11-10) (aged 83)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater Meiji University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1956–2014
Spouse(s) Chiemi Eri (m. 1959–71)

Ken Takakura (高倉 健, Takakura Ken), born Goichi Oda (小田 剛一, Oda Gōichi, February 16, 1931 – November 10, 2014) was a Japanese actor. He was best known for his roles in Black Rain and in The Yakuza.[1] He won the Japan Academy Prize four times, more than any other actor. He was born in Nakama, Fukuoka, Japan.[2]

Takakura died in Tokyo, Japan from lymphoma, aged 83.[3]

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