Yoshiko Kuga (久我 美子, Kuga Yoshiko) (born January 21, 1931) is a Japanese actress.

Yoshiko Kuga
久我 美子
Kuga in 1953
久我 美子 (Haruko Koga)

(1931-01-21) January 21, 1931 (age 89)
Tokyo, Japan
Other names小野田 美子 (Haruko Onoda)
Years active1947–2000
Spouse(s)Akihiko Hirata (m. 1961-until death 1984)

Biography and personal lifeEdit

Kuga was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, Michiaki Koga (久我通顕), was a marquis and a member of the House of Peers.[1]

In 1946, when she was in her third year in Gakushuin Girls' Junior High School, she became an actress under exclusive contract with Toho. In 1947, she made her debut as one of the lead actresses in an omnibus movie Four Love Stories (四つの恋の物語, Yottsu no Koi no Monogatari).

In 1961, Kuga married Akihiko Hirata. They were known as a very harmonious couple until Hirata's death in 1984.[citation needed]


Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ 霞会館華族家系大成編輯委員会, ed. (September 1996). 平成新修旧華族家系大成 (in Japanese). 上巻. 東京: 吉川弘文館. p. 588. ISBN 9784642036702. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.

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