Actress. She will perhaps be best remembered by international movie audiences for playing Kimiko in the picture “The Bridges at Toko-Ri” (1954). Born Ayako Ida, she left high school early and became a member of the Shochiku Kageki Dan (or the SKD) She marked her motion picture debut in “Stray Dogs” (1949) and would go on to act in roughly one-hundred films and TV programs in Japan.
- July, 17, 1933
- January, 11, 2014