Sumiko Kurishima

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Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Aug 16, 1987 (85)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Aug 16, 1987 (85)

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Japanese actress and dancer who starred in What Did the Lady Forget? and was considered to be Japan's first female movie star.

Before Fame

She was born to actor Sagoromo Kurishima. She learned Japanese dance at a young age and joined Shōchiku studio in 1921.

Trivia

She often had roles as the tragic heroine in films. She debuted in director Sōseki Natsume's The Poppy.

Family Life

She married director Yoshinobu Ikeda.

Associated With

She is a fellow Japanese movie actress to Akiko Nishina.

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