Setsuko Hara, One of the World’s Great Actresses, Is Dead at 95
November 25, 2015 §
Although Setsuko Hara passed away on September 5th, her death was not announced until today. Retired from acting and public life since 1962, Hara maintained “a Garbo-like silence” (as Variety
put it) for over five decades. She lived in Kamakura, Japan, where many of her most famous films–those directed by Yasujiro Ozu–were set.
In 2008, I wrote this about Hara and her work.