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actress Mitsuko Mori dies at 92

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Veteran award-winning actress Mitsuko Mori died of heart failure in a hospital in Tokyo on Saturday (11/10) after developing pneumonia, it was learned Wednesday. She was 92.

Born into a family that ran a traditional hotel in Kyoto, Mori made her screen debut before World War II. Became a popular singer after making her cinema debut, aged just 14. After suspending her career due to tuberculosis, she made a comeback in the 1950s, appearing mainly in radio and television dramas.

From 1961, Mori played the lead character in one of Japan's longest-running plays "Ho-ro-ki," or A Wanderer's Notebook, in which she set a record by appearing 2,017 times. "Ho-ro-ki," which the story is about the life of a female novelist, demanded Mori to perform a somersault in a kimono, even in old age.

She also starred in many television dramas, often playing cheerful mother roles, including the popular series "Jikan Desu Yo," or It's Time, through which she came to be known as "Japan's Mother". Mori was awarded the Order of Culture in 2005 and the People's Honor Award in 2009 for almost half a century of performances in "Ho-ro-ki". Mori made her final acting appearance in 2010.

Her private funeral was held on 14 November which was attended by her family members only. According to her nephew Yanagida Toshiro, Mori had been admitted to a hospital since September but passed away during the hospitalisation period.

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** I'm quite shocked of the news idk, Mori-san's such a great and respected figure in entertainment industry, and I know that she also has a close relationship with Johnny's Entertainment and its talents, May she rest in peace and forever be remembered.

kawaii_beela 15th-Nov-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
EHHHHHHH!!!! shokku!!!! thats really sad to hear!! she was at johnnys countdown a few times. wow!! RIP!!!
kyun_spark 15th-Nov-2012 05:09 am (UTC)
RIP...
subarunee 15th-Nov-2012 05:10 am (UTC)
R.I.P

Deep condolence~ ToT
kat_desu 15th-Nov-2012 05:12 am (UTC)
:OOO
R.I.P
whited_79 15th-Nov-2012 06:16 am (UTC)
Heard this news yesterday...She's like a mother/grandmother to a lot of Johnnys...RIP :(
lavenderhana5 15th-Nov-2012 07:10 am (UTC)
:( May she rest in peace...
fairyland_not 15th-Nov-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
she looks so familiar but idk where i saw here.
kindly enlighten me as a johnny's fan as to why she's so familiar and how is she close to the JE boys.
liime_arix 15th-Nov-2012 08:03 am (UTC)
She did some stage plays with some Johnny's. She was also at countdown. And her connection is that she used t be under Johnny's back in the (short) days when they had female artists.
ryoko293 15th-Nov-2012 08:19 am (UTC)
Read about this a few days ago, still can't believe it. She was amazing!
inachan89 15th-Nov-2012 09:08 am (UTC)
RIP =(
rim1789 15th-Nov-2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
May she rest in peace :((
scubajr 16th-Nov-2012 05:59 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh. May she rest in peace.
stole_away 16th-Nov-2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
R.I.P :(
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