Kyoko Kishida

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Date of Birth: 04/29/1930

Age: 76

Place of birth: Tokyo

Citizenship: Japan


Born in Tokyo in Suginami district in the family of the writer and playwright Kunio Kishida ( "Bungakuza" the founder of the theater). Youth interested in performing arts, after graduating from high school went to college, established in the theater of his father, which made its debut in one of the productions in 1950. Despite the objections of his father decided to become an actress. In his memoirs, Kishida said that as a child experienced a strong fascination with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley to uayldovskoy "Salome." In this sense, in many ways a logical was that wide fame came to her after the performance on the stage of "Bungakuza" starring in a production of the play Yukio Mishima`s "Salome". For the "Salome" was followed by a series of long-term success and are often very complex and non-trivial role.

In 1954 she married the actor of the same troupe Noboru Nakaya (divorced in 1978). In 1963, together with a number of other leading actors left "Bungakuza", after which followed the creative experiments with different troupes (in 1975 joined the theater "En" Hiroshi Akutagawa), as well as the beginning of a career in television. World fame brought the main role in the film "Woman in the Dunes" (1964) directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Great popularity earned her the role of voice actor Moomins in the anime series "Mumin" (1969), based on the works of Tove Jansson`s Moomins. The main motive for participatory and a new role for himself for it was the desire to clearly explain to his daughter (born in 1968). Essence of their profession: actress daughter took straight to the studio, where the child is the most direct way could watch her mother`s work. Kishida also notes that social utopia expressed in fabulous form in the works of Jansson also made a strong impression on her and caused a certain inner resonance.

The ability to get used to the role, unique and memorable voice and sensuality of her voice did recitation Kishida unique that contributed to the growth and diversity of voice actor roles in which it was claimed (documentaries, anime, audiobooks, recitation of poems, dubbing foreign films, and others.). Over the years, Kishida also actively participated in theatrical performances for children, often in collaboration with his childhood friend, the poet Shuntaro Tanikava.

In addition to her acting work Kishida left a significant literary heritage written in a variety of genres. Above all, this children`s literature, as well as essays, translations, song lyrics, etc. Many of her books deal with the issue of overcoming the alienation of modern man, the loss of their child`s spontaneity and detachment from the natural natural rhythms.

Kyoko Kishida died in a Tokyo hospital on the day of a brain tumor 17 December 2006 at the age of 76 years.

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