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Actor: Nakamura Fukusuke III (三代目中村福助)

Lifetime: 1846 - 1888

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There is a bit of confusion about the name Nakamura Fukusuke III because, for a while, there were two actors who held this name. Kabuki21 wrote:

He was adopted by Nakamura Shikan IV in the 2nd lunar month of 1868 and took the name of Nakamura Fukusuke III at the Moritaza, playing 3 roles in the drama "Fûki Jizai Sakigake Soga". Around the same time, in Ôsaka, another actor took the same name of Nakamura Fukusuke III. This unusual situation was validated by the kabuki world and the two Fukusuke lines started to coexist. The Fukusuke in Tôkyô quarreled with his adoptive father and left his clan, taking the name of Nakamura Juzô in the 4th lunar month of 1872 at the Nakamuraza, playing in the drama "Koisomete Shôbu Katabira". Then, he took the name of Nakamura Jûzô in October 1873 at the Sawamuraza, playing in the drama "Shôchikubai Yuki no Akebono". He took the name of Nakamura Jutarô in January 1878 at the Harukiza, playing 2 roles in the drama "Matsukazari Otakara Sugoroku". He performed in venues like the Miyakoza or the Nakajimaza. He was disfigured by a burn on his face, took back the name of Nakamura Juzô and became a travelling actor. He was often on sick leave during his latter years and died the 5th of May 1888.