Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

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Birthday
9, 1933
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Notable as both a television host and an author, Kuroyanagi rose to fame while hosting Japan's first television talk show, Tetsuko no Heya, and subsequently penned a bestselling children's book titled Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window. Also a philanthropist, she is well known for her work with UNICEF and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Before Fame

After training as an opera singer at the Tokyo College of Music, she studied acting at New York City's Mary Tarcai Studio. Early in her entertainment career, she voiced a character in the puppetry-based Thunderbirds science fiction series.

Trivia

Her numerous honors include the Global Leadership for Children Award and the prestigious Japanese Cultural Broadcasting Award.

Family Life

Born to a professional musician father, she spent her childhood in Tokyo, Japan.

Associated With

She and Vietnamese actor Xuan Bac were both appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors.

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