Ken Takakura

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Ken Takakura
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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