Setsuko Hara as "Noriko Somiya" in Yasujirô Ozu's LATE SPRING (1949) Setsuko Hara was born in 1920 in Yokohama. Making her screen debut at age 17, Hara played roles in over 70 Japanese films, renowned for her work with director Yasujiro Ozu in the "Noriko Trilogy": Late Spring, Early Summer, and Tokyo Story. Adored by many, Setsuko Hara retired in 1963.
Excerpted from The Film Encyclopedia by Ephraim Katz Purchase
Setsuko Hara is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film