Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

1933 - Today

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Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (黒柳 徹子, Kuroyanagi Tetsuko, born August 9, 1933) is a Japanese actress, television personality, World Wide Fund for Nature advisor, and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. She joined NHK Broadcasting Theatre Company as the first television actress in 1953. In 1954, she made her debut as the lead actress in the radio drama Yambō Nimbō Tombō. In 1976, the TV Asahi's Tetsuko's Room (Tetsuko no Heya)" started airing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tetsuko Kuroyanagi has received more than 325,555 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Tetsuko Kuroyanagi is the 1,601st most popular actor (up from 1,960th in 2019), the 645th most popular biography from Japan (up from 746th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Japanese Actor.

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  • 3.98

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Among actors, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi ranks 1,601 out of 13,578Before her are Téa Leoni, Luis Guzmán, Marianne Sägebrecht, Eddie Fisher, Mustafa Nadarević, and Lorenzo Lamas. After her are Kinuyo Tanaka, Victor Mature, Lucélia Santos, Tracy Morgan, Robert Davi, and Sridevi.

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Among people born in 1933, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi ranks 144Before her are Hannelore Kohl, Mátyás Szűrös, Vassilis Vassilikos, Godfried Danneels, Bernadette Chirac, and Asim Ferhatović. After her are Ronald Evans, Azeglio Vicini, Félicien Kabuga, Ahmad al-Khatib, Valentina Ponomaryova, and Heather Armitage.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi ranks 645 out of 6,245Before her are Itagaki Taisuke (1837), Sen Katayama (1859), Ogata Kōrin (1658), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Yasuo Haruyama (1906), and Masaharu Homma (1888). After her are Kinuyo Tanaka (1909), Takashi Murakami (1962), Kiyoshi Tomizawa (1943), Iwakura Tomomi (1825), Sōsuke Uno (1922), and Hōnen (1133).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi ranks 20Before her are Kōji Yakusho (1956), Victoria Principal (1950), Momoko Kōchi (1932), Hibari Misora (1937), Masako Nozawa (1936), and Ken Takakura (1931). After her are Kinuyo Tanaka (1909), Machiko Kyō (1924), Mayumi Tanaka (1955), Shintaro Katsu (1931), Mie Hama (1943), and Meiko Kaji (1947).

Television and Movie Roles

The Book of the Dead
Story Teller (voice)
A sheltered aristocratic woman in feudal Japan, bored and unfamiliar with the world outside her estate, passes the time copying a special Buddhist sutra sent by her father who has been absent on official business for years. While gazing out her window one late afternoon, the setting sun creates a vision of a holy figure in the distant mountains.
The Diary Of Anne Frank
Petronella Van Daan
This is the true story of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam during WW2. Anne's father realizes on time the danger the Jews face and hides his family (his wife Edith and his two daughters Margo (16) and Anne (13), along with four more people, in "the house behind". For two years the 8 people live in darkness and whispers, in fear of being discovered and sent to the German crematories. During that time young Anne writes a diary, describing her daily life in the cellar, her complicated relationship with her mother and the story of her first love - Peter, the young boy in the hiding place. Anne writes down her wishes to run out free and breath the air and flowers, her dreams to be free at last. But humanity is often a cruel mistress...
Young Jack and the Witch
Mouse (voice)
Jack is a boy who lives with his animal friends Barnaby Bear, Dinah Dog, Squeeker Mouse and Phineas Fox. He's challenged to a race with Allegra, who turns out to be a witch. She takes Jack to the queen witch, Auriana. She plans on turning all her slaves into evil harpies.