|Birth Day:||March 15, 1902|
|Death Date:||Aug 16, 1987 (age 85)|
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Japanese actress and dancer who starred in What Did the Lady Forget? and was considered to be Japan's first female movie star.
As per our current Database, Sumiko Kurishima died on Aug 16, 1987 (age 85).
Sumiko Kurishima was born to actor Sagoromo Kurishima. Sumiko Kurishima learned Japanese dance at a young age and joined Shōchiku studio in 1921.
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.
Sumiko Kurishima married director Yoshinobu Ikeda.
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.