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Yoshiko Kuga, protagonist of Kurosawa’s “The Drunken Angel” and “The Idiot”, dies – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 05:16:02

Kuga died at the age of 94 from pneumonia, Nikkan writes.

Yoshiko Kuga was born in 1931 in Tokyo. She began acting in Toho studio films when she was a schoolgirl, after having passed a qualifying contest with 4,000 applicants. Her screen debut: 1947, film almanac “Four Love Stories.”

The following list includes “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” “A Beautiful Day in Tokyo,” “The Seagull” (18+), “Godzilla vs. Biollante”, “A Tale of Cruel Youth” (18+), “Bad Girl”, “Drunken Angel” and “Idiot” (according to Dostoevsky) by Kurosawa.

From 1961 to 1984 she was married to a studio colleague, the actor Akihiko Hirata, who died of lung cancer at age 56.

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