Actress Mitsuko Mori, a veteran of the stage and screen has died at the age of 92. Mori passed away of heart failure in a hospital last Saturday, TV Asahi reported. She had been hospitalized for pneumonia.
Mori first appeared in films in postwar Japan, but made her mark on the stage in 1961 when she starred in “Horoki.” She played the lead character for a record 2,017 performances.
Throughout her 80s, Mori appeared from time to time in television dramas before bowing out in 2010.