Tanie Kitabayashi

Tanie Kitabayashi

  • Born on
    • May 21st, 1911
  • Died on
    • April 27th, 2010
Tanie Kitabayashi (北林谷栄, Kitabayashi Tanie, May 21, 1911 – April 27, 2010) was a Japanese actress and voice actress. Born Reiko Ando in Tokyo, she began as a stage actress. Early in her career, she became well known for portraying older women. Kitabayashi was a founding member of the famed Mingei Theatre, founded in 1950. In 1960, she won best actress awards at the 10th Blue Ribbon Awards and at the Mainichi Film Awards for Kiku to Isamu. She also won the Japan Academy Prize for best actress in Rainbow Kids (1991), a film that also earned her honors from the Mainichi Film Awards and from Kinema Junpo. She died on April 27, 2010, of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. She was 98.

Starring Tanie Kitabayashi on Plex

  • Scandal
    Yasu Hiruta


Acting (12 Credits)

1989Rikyu as His mother
1988My Neighbor Totoro as Kanta no obâsan (voz)
1966Wrath of Daimajin as Old Woman Kane
1966Wrath of Daimajin as Old Woman Kane
1964Intentions of Murder
1963The Insect Woman as Madam
1960The Sun's Burial as Chika, Batasuke's wife
1959Odd Obsession as Hana
1958Conflagration as Aki, Goichi's mother
1956The Burmese Harp
1952Children of Hiroshima as Otoyo
1950Scandal as Yasu Hiruta

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