Setsuko Hara
Date of Birth
Jun 17, 1920
Birth Place:
Yokohama, Japan

Biography

Comparatively little-known in the U.S., actress Sestuko Hara was a major film presence in her native Japan. The sister-in-law of director Histora Kumagi, she made her inaugural film appearance in the Japanese-German The Samurai's Daughter (1937). In the postwar years, she was most closely associated with the films of director Yasujiro Ozu, and in fact left show business not long after Ozu's death...