Sugi (left) and Setsuko Hara in Aoi Sanmyaku
|Born||October 28, 1928|
|Died||May 15, 2019(aged 90)|
After returning to Japan in 1947, Sugi entered the second Toho New Face competition. She joined Toho after winning the competition. She soon gained popularity as a calm and refined actress. Her first film was Aoi sanmyaku, which released in 1949. Sugi performed in several other coming of age films, and became known for them.
In 1962, Sugi married an American, retired from the entertainment industry, and moved to the United States. She worked at the New Otani Hotel in Los Angeles. When she returned to Japan, she appeared in films like The Twilight Years. She served as a Japanese Cultural Envoy to the United States for the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2005.
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