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Yoko Shimada

Actress

Born - 17 May 1953, Kumamoto, Japan
Died - 25 July 2022

Emmy- and Tony-winning Japanese child and adult actress of grave attractiveness whose alcohol and gambling problems damaged her later career. Best-known to western audiences for her role as Mariko in the TV mini-series Shogun, her films included Jorkusai (1960), Kokan Nikki (1963), Hajimete no Tabi (1971), Castle of Sand (1974), The Inugami Family (1976), Dog of Fortune (1979), Ritoru Champion (1981), Diten (1991), Crying Freeman (1995), Undiscovered Tomb (2002), Deep Red (2005), To Live as an Actress (2010) and Kanon (2016), her last. She died from colorectal cancer.