|Cause of death esophageal cancer|
Name Isao Kimura
Other names Ko Kimura
|Born July 22, 1923 (1923-07-22) Senda, Hiroshima, Japan|
Died July 4, 1981, Tokyo, Japan
Movies Seven Samurai, To Live, Assassination, Pastoral: To Die in the Country, Anzukko
Similar People Keiko Tsushima, Tomu Uchida, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Tadashi Imai
Isao Kimura (木村 功, Kimura Isao, July 22, 1923 – June 4, 1981), also known as Kō Kimura, was a Japanese actor. He appeared in several films directed by Akira Kurosawa. The first was Stray Dog (1949) as Yusa the criminal. Perhaps his most notable role was in Seven Samurai as the youngest of the samurai, Katsushiro.
He died of esophageal cancer.