Keiko Awaji, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Keiko Awaji

Japanese actor

Date of Birth: 17-Jul-1933

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 11-Jan-2014

Profession: actor

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Keiko Awaji

  • Keiko Awaji (?? ??, Awaji Keiko, 17 July 1933 – 11 January 2014) was a Japanese film actress. Notable highlights of her career were an appearance in Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog, and a role as Kimiko in The Bridges at Toko-Ri, in which she appeared alongside William Holden and Mickey Rooney. Her first husband was Filipino musician and actor Rodrigo "Bimbo" Danao; they had two children together.
  • Their eldest is actor Etsuo Shima. Her second husband was Japanese actor Yorozuya Kinnosuke, but they divorced in 1987.
  • Their eldest son, Akihiro, died in a car crash in 1990.
  • In 2004, their youngest son, Kichinosuke Yorozuya (Satoshi Ida), was arrested for breaking into her home, for which he served six months in prison.
  • On 16 June 2010, Kichinosuke committed suicide by jumping off her apartment in Shinjuku.She died of esophageal cancer in Tokyo on 11 January 2014, aged 80.

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