Machiko Kyō

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Machiko Kyō (京 マチ子 Kyō Machiko; March 25, 1924 – May 12, 2019) was a Japanese actress who was mainly active in the 1950s. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She was known for her roles in Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953) and Kon Ichikawa's Odd Obsession (1959). She also starred in The Teahouse of the August Moon opposite Marlon Brando and Glenn Ford, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.

Her final role was as "Matsuura Shino" in the NHK television drama series Haregi Koko Ichiban in 2000.[1]

Kyō died of heart failure on May 12, 2019 at the age of 95.[2]

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  1. "会長特別賞". Japan Academy Film Prize. Japan Academy Film Prize. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. "女優の京マチ子さん 心不全で死去 95歳 「羅生門」などに出演" (in Japanese). 14 May 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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