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Machiko Kyō

25 March 1924 to 12 May 2019

A Japanese actress best known for her role in Rashomon (1950), Kyō portrays the wife of a samurai warrior in four conflicting accounts of his murder. She worked with many of Japan’s greatest and most prominent directors in the likes of Ugetsu (1953), Gate of Hell (1953) and Floating Weeds (1959).

Read Machiko Kyō's New York Times obituary here.