Sumiko Kurishima
Sumiko Kurishima

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Name: Sumiko Kurishima
Occupation: Movie Actress
Gender: Female
Birth Day: March 15, 1902
Death Date: Aug 16, 1987 (age 85)
Age: Aged 85
Country: Japan
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Sumiko Kurishima

Sumiko Kurishima was born on March 15, 1902 in Japan (85 years old). Sumiko Kurishima is a Movie Actress, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Sumiko Kurishimanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Japanese actress and dancer who starred in What Did the Lady Forget? and was considered to be Japan's first female movie star.


Sumiko Kurishima often had roles as the tragic heroine in films. Sumiko Kurishima debuted in director Sōseki Natsume's The Poppy.

Does Sumiko Kurishima Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Sumiko Kurishima died on Aug 16, 1987 (age 85).

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Before Fame

Sumiko Kurishima was born to actor Sagoromo Kurishima. Sumiko Kurishima learned Japanese dance at a young age and joined Shōchiku studio in 1921.

Biography Timeline


Kurishima was the daughter of Sagoromo Kurishima, an actor and newspaper reporter. Her aunt on her mother's side, Fumiko Katsuragi, was also an actress. She learned traditional Japanese dance from an early age and used the name Kakō Mizuki when performing. Also appearing on stage, she entered the Shōchiku studio in 1921 and debuted in Henry Kotani's adaptation of Natsume Sōseki's The Poppy. Often appearing as the tragic heroine of films directed by her future husband, Yoshinobu Ikeda, she is considered Japan's first popular female movie star, especially considering that male onnagata played female roles in the movies up until the early 1920s. She retired from the screen in 1938 and concentrated on teaching dance, becoming the leader of her own school. She did return to the screen in 1956, however, to appear in Mikio Naruse's Flowing.

Family Life

Sumiko Kurishima married director Yoshinobu Ikeda.

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Currently, Sumiko Kurishima is 120 years, 2 months and 8 days old. Sumiko Kurishima will celebrate 121st birthday on a Wednesday 15th of March 2023. Below we countdown to Sumiko Kurishima upcoming birthday.


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