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Shōichi Ozawa (小沢 昭一, Ozawa Shōichi, April 6, 1929 – December 10, 2012) was a Japanese actor, radio host, singer, and prominent researcher and expert on Japanese folk art. He also founded the Shabondama-za theater company. Ozawa, who was born in Tokyo, graduated from Waseda University. He began acting after college, beginning with his debut stage role in 1951. He also appeared in television and film roles, acting quite frequently in films directed by Shohei Imamura and Yūzō Kawashima. In 1971, Ozawa launched his long running radio show.
Saturday, April 6, 1929, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Monday, December 10, 2012
1956 Suzaki Paradise: Red Light DistrictSankichi 1960 Take Aim at the Police VanGorô Kashima 1961 Pigs and BattleshipsGunji, Gangster in check shirt 1962 The Temple of Wild GeeseKuniitsu Takami 1962 Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow 1963 The Insect WomanKen 1964 Intentions of Murder 1965 Story of a ProstituteAkiyama 1966 The PornographersYoshimoto 'Subu' Ogata 1967 Love for an Idiot 1978 Winter's FlowerChan 1981 Why Not?Producer and Sakunojo 1983 The Ballad of NarayamaKatsuzo 1989 Black RainShokichi 1997 The EelGynaecolology Clinic DoctorLimited to the 15 most popular items