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Takiko Mizunoe (水の江 瀧子, Mizunoe Takiko), born Umeko Miura (三浦 ウメ子, Miura Umeko, 20 February 1915 – 16 November 2009) was a Japanese actress, film producer, and radio and TV presenter. She was born in Otaru, Hokkaido, and began her career by acting in Shochiku's musical theatre troupe.[1] Later she became Japan’s first female film producer,[citation needed] working with the actors Yujiro Ishihara and Masumi Okada and the director Koreyoshi Kurahara at Nikkatsu during the studio’s golden age. Films she produced include Season of the Sun and Crazed Fruit. She also twice hosted the New Year’s Eve music show Kōhaku Uta Gassen.

Takiko Mizunoe
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Takiko Mizunoe in 1935
Umeko Miura

(1915-02-20)20 February 1915
Died16 November 2009(2009-11-16) (aged 94)
Occupationactress, film producer, presenter


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  1. ^ "Actress, producer Mizunoe dies". Japan Times. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2013.