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Yōko Nogiwa

Japanese actress

Yōko Nogiwa is ...


Born 24 January 1936 in Toyama
Died 13 June 2017 in Tokyo
Age 81 years, 5 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Japan
Spouse Sonny Chiba
Child Juri Manase
Occupation actor, announcer and seiyū

About Yōko Nogiwa

Yōko Nogiwa was a Japanese actress who captivated audiences with her talent and beauty. Born on January 24, 1936, in Tokyo, Nogiwa began her acting career in the 1950s and quickly became a household name in Japan.

Nogiwa's talent was undeniable, and she appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout her career. Her performances were often praised for their emotional depth and authenticity, and she won several awards for her work, including the prestigious Japan Academy Prize.

In addition to her acting career, Nogiwa was also a talented singer and released several albums throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Her music was beloved by fans and helped to cement her status as a cultural icon in Japan.

Despite her success, Nogiwa faced personal struggles throughout her life. She battled depression and was open about her struggles with mental health, which was a rare and courageous move in a society that often stigmatizes mental illness.

Nogiwa passed away on September 13, 2015, at the age of 79. Her legacy lives on through her incredible body of work and the impact she had on Japanese culture.


- "Yoko Nogiwa, Actress and Singer, Dies at 79." The New York Times, 14 Sept. 2015,

- "Yoko Nogiwa." IMDb,

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