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Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

Japanese actress

1933   -  

country of citizenship: Japan
native language: Japanese
language of expression: Japanese
educated at: Keio University
occupation: actor, autobiographer, seiyū, writer, tarento
award received: Kikuchi Kan Prize, Person of Cultural Merit
position held: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (黒柳 徹子, Kuroyanagi Tetsuko, born August 9, 1933) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, tarento, World Wide Fund for Nature advisor, and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. She is well known for her charitable works, and is considered as one of the first Japanese celebrities who achieved international recognition. In 2006, Donald Richie referred to Kuroyanagi in his book Japanese Portraits: Pictures of Different People as "the most popular and admired woman in Japan."
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