|Real Name:||Shintaro Katsu|
|Height:||173 cm (5' 9'')|
|Birth Day:||November 29, 1931|
|Death Date:||21 June 1997(1997-06-21) (aged 65)
Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
|Birth Place:||Fukagawa, Tokyo, Japan, Japan|
As per our current Database, Shintarô Katsu died on 21 June 1997(1997-06-21) (aged 65)
Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
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Born Toshio Okumura (奥村 利夫 Okumura Toshio) on 29 November 1931. He was the son of Minoru Okumura (奥村 実), a noted kabuki performer who went by the stage name Katsutōji Kineya (杵屋 勝東治) and who was renowned for his nagauta and shamisen skills, and younger brother of actor Tomisaburo Wakayama.
In 1967, Katsu formed the company Katsu Productions.
In her book, Geisha, A Life, Kyoto geisha Mineko Iwasaki claimed to have had a long time affair with Katsu, whom she calls by his given name, Toshio. The affair ended in 1976, and eventually the two became good friends until his death.
Katsu had a troubled personal life. A heavy drinker, Katsu had several skirmishes with the law regarding drug use as well, including marijuana, opium and cocaine with arrests in 1978, 1990 and 1992.
He played the role of blind masseur Zatoichi in a series of 25 films between 1962 and 1973, in 100 episodes across a four season television series from 1974 to 1979, and in a 26th and final film in 1989, which he also directed.
Currently, Shintarô Katsu is 89 years, 8 months and 7 days old. Shintarô Katsu will celebrate 90th birthday on a Monday 29th of November 2021.
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