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Tanie Kitabayashi (北林谷栄, Kitabayashi Tanie, May 21, 1911 – April 27, 2010) was a Japanese actress and voice actress. Born Reiko Ando in Tokyo, she began as a stage actress. Early in her career, she became well known for portraying older women. Kitabayashi was a founding member of the famed Mingei Theatre, founded in 1950. In 1960, she won best actress awards at the 10th Blue Ribbon Awards and at the Mainichi Film Awards for Kiku to Isamu. She also won the Japan Academy Prize for best actress in Rainbow Kids (1991), a film that also earned her honors from the Mainichi Film Awards and from Kinema Junpo. She died on April 27, 2010, of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. She was 98.
Sunday, May 21, 1911, Tokyo, Japan
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
1950 ScandalYasu Hiruta 1956 The Burmese Harp 1958 ConflagrationAki, Goichi's mother 1959 Odd ObsessionHana 1959 Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in JapanGrandma Shigeko 1960 The Sun's BurialChika, Batasuke's wife 1962 Cupola, Where the Furnaces GlowUme 1963 The Insect WomanMadam 1964 Intentions of Murder 1972 My Voiceless Friends 1982 SuspicionHarue Shirakawa 1983 Amagi PassTea house's old woman 1987 Twilight of the CockroachesTorah (voice) 1988 My Neighbor TotoroKanta no obâsan (voz) 1989 RikyuHis MotherLimited to the 15 most popular items