|Yumi Shirakawa Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||November 21, 1936|
|Date of Death||June 14, 2016|
Yumi Shirakawa was a Japanese film and television actor who worked on several projects including Rodan, The Badger Palace, Man Against Man (also known as Otoko tai otoko), Chûshingura aka 47 Samurai, Hanekonma, Yearning, The H-Man, The Mysterians, The Last War, A Holiday in Tokyo, Forbidden Love, The Secret of the Telegian, Gorath, Doctor-X: Surgeon Michiko Daimon, Ohisama, I am Mita, Your Housekeeper, and Be Happy, These Two Lovers.
Yumi Shirakawa, Japanese Grace Kelly
She was born on November 21, 1936.
On June 14, 2016, she died of heart failure at the age of 79 in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan.
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
48 kg or 106 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Yumi Shirakawa had dated –
- Hideaki Nitani (1964-2012) – She got married to actor Hideaki Nitani in 1964 and they had a daughter named Yurie Nitani. The duo remained married until he died of pneumonia on January 7, 2012.
Race / Ethnicity
Yumi Shirakawa was of Japanese descent.
Used to wear glasses
Yumi Shirakawa Facts
- She joined the Toho film company.
- Alongside Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa co-starred as Kiyo, Goro’s Sister, in the 1956 kaiju film Rodan (released in the United States as Rodan! The Flying Monster!).
- She played Chikako Arai in the 1958 science fiction thriller film The H-Man.
- She was cast as Nakanishi Takako, Noriko’s friend, in the 1961 film The End of Summer.
- Yumi Shirakawa co-starred as Akemi Harumi, the head of the housekeeper agency that Akari is from, in the family mystery drama television series I am Mita, Your Housekeeper in 2011.
- In 2013, Yumi Shirakawa appeared as Hisae Asai, a Health Policy Bureau of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, in an episode of the comedy medical drama series Doctor-X: Surgeon Michiko Daimon.
Featured Image by Unknown Author / Steve Ryfle, Ed Godziszewski: ”Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa”. Wesleyan University Press, 2017 / Public Domain