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Actors capture the public imagination through their performances. Though we often come to know them only through the roles they play, the death of an actor can leave us with a very real sense of collective loss and grief. This memorial site was created to honor and remember actors whose deaths impacted our lives.
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2/16/1931 - 11/10/2014

Actors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Ken Takakura

TOKYO (AP) - Ken Takakura, a craggy-faced, quiet star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. Perhaps best known abroad for his police inspector role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" in 1989, Takakura died Nov. 10 at a Tokyo hospital where he was treated for the illness, according to his office and media reports Tuesday. He surged to stardom after his 1956 debut, becoming an icon in yakuza films such as "Abashiri Prison"...
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