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Picture Credit: Caithion / 1951 Otome | Aug. 1952 GRAPH
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Name: Yachigusa Kaoru
Status: Retired Star
Real Name: 谷口瞳 (Taniguchi Hitomi) (Her maiden name was Matsuda 松田)
Birthday: Jan. 6th, 1931
Death: Oct. 24th, 2019
Blood Type: O
Favorite Food: sushi, chocolate
Favorite Colors: white, black
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Debut: 1947 (34th Class) Spring Dance -Flowers of the World-
1948 - 1957 Flower Troupe
1956: Warsaw no Koi no Monogatari (Kimi no na wa), Erina (Tokyo)
1954: Ouharu Sanka, Karma
1954: The Ugly Duckling / Shirai Gonpachi / Hymn of the God of Spring
1954: Ningen Manzai, Blind Girl
1952: Javanese Dancer, Amina
1952: The Tale of Genji, Young Murasaki
1951: Gubijin, In Toujou
1951: Kappa Matsuri, Kappa no Kanpei
Shinjin Kouen Roles
YEAR: Name of Performance, Name of Role
Concerts / Dinner Shows
YEAR: Name of Show
2014: Takarazuka Anniversary Dream Festival
Oricon News and Profile
- She married movie director Taniguchi Senkichi.
- After retirement she became a movie and TV actress and is arguably the most famous and successful former Takarasienne except perhaps Kuroki Hitomi, Dan Rei, or Amami Yuuki. She began appearing in movies while still in Takarazuka from 1951, and as of 2018 has appeared in over 80 feature films and 100 TV dorama. She also has over a dozen ad campaigns and won 17 separate acting awards.
- She was called the 'cute princess' type.
- She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017.