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Actress Yumeji Tsukioka, who starred in numerous popular films during the 1950s, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo last Wednesday, her office said. She was 95.

Tsukioka, whose real name was Akiko Inoue, became a top actress in the Takarazuka all-female musical troupe and appeared in the movie “Shinsetsu” (“New Snow”) in 1942.

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