Yoshiko Yamaguchi

1920 - 2014

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Yoshiko Yamaguchi (山口 淑子, Yamaguchi Yoshiko, February 12, 1920 – September 7, 2014) was a Japanese singer, actress, journalist, and politician. Born in China, she made an international career in film in China, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States. Early in her career, the Manchukuo Film Association concealed her Japanese origin and she went by the Chinese name Li Hsiang-lan (李香蘭), rendered in Japanese as Ri Kōran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yoshiko Yamaguchi has received more than 220,132 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Yoshiko Yamaguchi is the 494th most popular actor (up from 653rd in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from China (up from 327th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Chinese Actor.

Yoshiko Yamaguchi is most famous for being the first woman to represent Japan in the Olympics.

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Among actors, Yoshiko Yamaguchi ranks 494 out of 10,030Before her are Lillian Gish, Karl Malden, Gerard Butler, Louise Fletcher, Lance Henriksen, and Barbara Stanwyck. After her are John Lithgow, Richard Griffiths, Faten Hamama, Bill Nighy, Vincent Price, and Natalie Portman.

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Among people born in 1920, Yoshiko Yamaguchi ranks 41Before her are Clarice Lispector, Dave Brubeck, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Alberto Sordi, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Sun Myung Moon. After her are Gunnar Gren, Walter Nowotny, Maureen O'Hara, Frank Sheeran, Ștefan Kovács, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Among people deceased in 2014, Yoshiko Yamaguchi ranks 40Before her are Masaru Emoto, Richard Møller Nielsen, Maya Angelou, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Keyes, and Robert A. Dahl. After her are Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Pete Seeger, Karlheinz Böhm, Gerald Edelman, Luise Rainer, and Yozo Aoki.

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In China

Among people born in China, Yoshiko Yamaguchi ranks 222 out of 1,186Before her are Liu Xiaobo (1955), Emperor Ming of Han (28), Emperor Gaozong of Song (1107), John Woo (1946), Cao Ren (168), and Liu Biao (142). After her are Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), Xiahou Yuan (200), Liu Hui (225), Cao Xueqin (1724), Bi Sheng (990), and Bolo Yeung (1946).

Among ACTORS In China

Among actors born in China, Yoshiko Yamaguchi ranks 4Before her are Toshiro Mifune (1920), Jet Li (1963), and Donnie Yen (1963). After her are Bolo Yeung (1946), Gong Li (1965), Run Run Shaw (1907), Shih Kien (1913), Yuen Siu-tien (1912), Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947), Zhou Xuan (1920), and Ti Lung (1946).

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