|Born||June 29, 1941|
Kita, Tokyo, Japan
|Occupation||Actress, singer, voice actress|
|Spouse(s)||Reijirō Koroku (Q4678162)|
Chieko Baisho (倍賞 千恵子, Baishō Chieko, born June 29, 1941) is a Japanese actress and singer.
In Japan, she is well known for her performance as Sakura in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series from 1969 until 1995.In addition, she has acted in many films directed by Yōji Yamada since the 1960s. She won the award for best actress at the 5th Hochi Film Award for A Distant Cry from Spring .
She sometimes performs as a voice actress, such as "Sophie" in Howl's Moving Castle in 2004. Although different voice actresses usually played young and old Sophie in the foreign dubs of the film, Baisho performed both roles alone, as well as the movie's theme song.
She has had a career as a singer since her debut with the song "Shitamachi no Taiyō" in 1962, for which she won the "newcomer award" of the Japan Record Award.Her 1965 single, "Sayonara wa dance atoni", a cha-cha ballad, later had its melody inspire the 1992 song "Moonlight Densetsu", the theme song for the first four series of Sailor Moon . A cover by Mariko Takahashi would later appear in another Ghibli film, Only Yesterday.
She is the older sister of Mitsuko Baisho, who is also an actress.
She is married to the Japanese composer Reijiro Koroku.
|1965||Kiri no Hata||Yoji Yamada|
|1969–2019||Otoko wa Tsurai yo series||Sakura Suwa||Yoji Yamada|
|1970||Where Spring Comes Late||Tamiko Kazami||Yoji Yamada|
|1977||The Yellow Handkerchief||Mitsue Shima||Yoji Yamada|
|1980||A Distant Cry from Spring||Tamiko Kazami||Yoji Yamada|
|1981||Station||Kiriko Michio||Yasuo Furuhata|
|Mobile Suit Gundam - Movie I||Kamaria Ray (voice)||Ryōji Fujiwara|
|Unico||West Wind (voice)||Toshio Hirata, Osamu Tezuka|
|1986||Final Take||Yuki||Yoji Yamada|
|1988||Hope and Pain||Tamiko Shima||Yoji Yamada|
|1997||Jungle Emperor Leo||Lyre (voice)||Yoshio Takeuchi|
|2004||Howl's Moving Castle||Sophie (voice)||Hayao Miyazaki|
|The Hidden Blade||Mrs. Katagiri||Yoji Yamada|
|2008||Kabei: Our Mother||Adult Hatsuko||Yoji Yamada|
|2010||Zatoichi: The Last||Mitsu||Junji Sakamoto|
|2013||Tokyo Newcomer||Kimie Igarashi||Qingmin Jiang|
|It All Began When I Met You||Kotoko Oshima||Katsuhide Motoki|
|2014||The Little House||Yoji Yamada|
|2019||Dad, Chibi is Gone||Shōtarō Kobayashi|
|Weathering with You||Fumi Tachibana (voice)||Makoto Shinkai|
|2020||461 Days of Bento: A Promise Between Father and Son||Natsuko Suzumoto||Atsushi Kaneshige|
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倍賞千恵子の妹。[Translation: (about Mitsuko Baisho) "She is the younger sister of Chieko Baisho."]
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