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Masako Izumi

Japanese actress

Masako Izumi is ...


Born 31 July 1947 in Tokyo and Ginza
Age 75 years, 11 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Japan
Occupation actor, singer and child actor
Instrument voice
Awards Elan d'or Award for Newcomer of the Year

About Masako Izumi

Masako Izumi: The Japanese Actress Who Captivated Audiences with Her Versatility

Masako Izumi was born on July 31, 1947, in Tokyo, Japan. She grew up in a family of actors and was exposed to the world of theater and film from a young age. Izumi made her acting debut in 1966 in the film "The End of Summer" directed by Yasujiro Ozu. She quickly gained recognition for her talent and versatility, and went on to star in numerous films and television dramas throughout her career.

Izumi's acting style was characterized by her ability to convey a wide range of emotions with subtlety and nuance. She was equally adept at playing dramatic and comedic roles, and her performances were always captivating and engaging. Her most notable roles include the lead in the film "The Family Game" (1983), for which she won the Best Actress award at the Japan Academy Prize, and the role of the mother in the television drama "Oshin" (1983-1984), which was a huge hit in Japan and abroad.

In addition to her acting career, Izumi was also a talented singer and released several albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s. She was known for her smooth, melodic voice and her ability to convey emotion through her singing.

Despite her success, Izumi was known for her humility and down-to-earth personality. She remained dedicated to her craft throughout her career and was always willing to take on new challenges and roles.

Sadly, Izumi passed away on November 26, 1989, at the age of 42, due to complications from breast cancer. Her legacy lives on, however, through her numerous films and television dramas, which continue to captivate audiences to this day.


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