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Sumie Sasaki (佐々木 すみ江 (ささき すみえ) Sasaki Sumie, born June 22, 1928 – February 17, 2019) was a veteran actress from Japan. She portrayed Tama in Hana Yori Dango Returns and Hana Yori Dango Final. Sasaki reprised her role in the 2018 sequel, Hana Nochi Hare.

Biography

Early life

Sasaki was born on June 22, 1928 in Tokyo, Japan. She has a younger brother and sister.[1] In 1951, she married journalist Akira Aoki (青木 彰 () ). The two remained married until Aoki's death of lung cancer in 2003.[2]

Career

In 1951, Sasaki joined a theater troupe and acted in her first play, Sono Imoto (その妹 () ). She won an award for her performance in Desire Under the Elms in 1954.[3]

Death

On the morning of February 17, 2019, Sasaki was rushed to a hospital in Tokyo to be treated for pneumonia. She passed away at 12:59 PM at the age of ninety.[4] Her relatives did not disclose her death until after the funeral. Sasaki's agency revealed her cause of death on February 20.[5]

Selected filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Himawari Urara Naganuma
2007 Hana Yori Dango Returns Tama
2018 Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Tama

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Hana Yori Dango Final Tama

Notes

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  • Yoko Kamio sent her condolences on Twitter following Sasaki's death. She also cited her as a favorite actress of hers.[6]

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