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
DiedNovember 10, 2014(2014-11-10) (aged 83)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materMeiji University
OccupationActor
Years active1956–2014
Spouse(s)
Chiemi Eri (m. 1959–1971)

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. Thomas, Kevin (13 October 1989). "Takakura: 'Black Rain' Star Finds His Place in the Sun : Movies: The veteran of nearly 200 Japanese films is likely to gain greater international fame from this one, atypical performance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  2. "Veteran Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies at 83". BBC News. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. "Ken Takakura, Japanese star and Black Rain actor, dead at 83". CBC. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.

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