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Akemi Negishi passes away

Akemi NegishiThe Japanese actress Akemi Negishi died of cancer in Kawasaki on March 11 at the age of 73.

Negishi first came into international prominence through Josef von Strinberg’s 1953 Anathan, which was a co-production between Japan and Hollywood. She became known for her sensuous, even seductive acting, which was somewhat unusual for the 1950s and 60s Japan. Her credits with Kurosawa include four movies: Record of a Living Being, The Lower Depths, Dodesukaden and Red Beard.

Negishi was also known for her television and theatre work.


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doggie

This photo is NOT of the actress listed but of Hideko Takamine, another Japanese actress.

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Vili Maunula

Indeed, you are probably right doggie. Thanks for pointing that out! I’ll need to be more careful where I nick my pictures from.

This seems to be the real deal.

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Razor Gage

That’s a sexy beautiful young lady. She might be gone from this world but spiritually She lives any way.

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Christopher

She was pretty hot in The Lower Depths. I like that part near the end where she does that mocking little dance thing. She was yummy as the town sex pot in Dodes’ka-den as well. Very cute lady and a good actress.

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Razor Gage

The first time I saw Her was in Kong Vs Godzilla and my jaws dropped to the floor and of course I closed them.

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Ugetsu

I got a little confused seeing this, I thought it was a new thread!

Reading up a little on her, she seems to have had a very interesting career and seems to have been fortunate to find directors who realised that she was more than just a beauty.

A distinctive thing about some Japanese actresses of the period is that they seem to have entirely fallen off the radar of the public as soon as they decided to retire, even at a young age (Misa Uehara of Hidden Fortress as an example). There seems to be no information whatever about her following Dodesukaden.

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