Famous People in Japan

Kuroyanagi Tetsuko

Date of Birth 9 August 1933
Place of Birth Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Kuroyanagi Tetsuko has been living in the entertainment world for 40 years. She was called "a zip" because she always spoke. After she graduated Toyo University, in 1979 entered"Tokyo Hoso gekidan". In some year, she made her debut with Kyoko Satomi and Michiko Yokoyama by "Senbo Ninbo Tonbo". and, now she is active in various fields as a chairwoman, writer, and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund. And she likes pandas very much.

The most famous program which she appears in is 'Tetsuko no Heya' which has been continuing more than 10 years. In this program, she talks with many guests about their view of life, careers, and hobbies. Her skillful art of talking has made this program live long.

In 1984, she published 'Madogiwa no totto-chan' and it became a best seller. She established a corporation of social welfare with the royalties. Since 1987, she has visited many countries and has been appealing to the public to help children suffering from war and disasters.

References: Shintei Gendai Nippon Meiroku 1994 Vol 2

Here is a second report

Reported by: Maiko Akita
Data verified by: Tomoe Yoshida
Date of Report: November 1995
Updated by: Maki Kobayashi July 1998

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