Yoko Ono

Director, Composer, Singer
One of the most polarizing figures in popular music, if not popular culture of the 20th century, Yoko Ono was a performance artist and musician whose marriage to Beatle John Lennon created a firestorm of divisive ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1933 in Japan

Filmography

Actor (38)

The Road 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inventing David Geffen 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Sleepless Nights Stories 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

LennonNYC 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

All Together Now 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Universe of Keith Haring 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 (Movie)

Yoko Ono (Actor)

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

2001: The Year in Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Tibet 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Mad About You 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Beatles on E! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonas in the Desert 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

John and Yoko's Imagine 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

John Lennon 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Just One Step: The Great Peace March 1989 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Women of the World 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Superstars in Film Concert 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Apotheosis 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Diaries, Notes and Sketches 1968 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Music (18)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Details 2012 (Movie)

("Yes, I'm Your Angel") (Song)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Yes, I'm Your Angel") (Song)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Yes, I'm Your Angel") (Song Performer)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 (Movie)

("Beautiful Boys") (Song)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 (Movie)

("Beautiful Boys") (Song Performer)

Purely Belter 2000 (Movie)

("Happy Xmas (War Is Over)") (Song Performer)

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1994 (Movie)

("Whole Lotta Yoko") (Song Performer)

Just One Step: The Great Peace March 1989 (Movie)

(Performer)

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

("Two Virgins") (Song)

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

("Attica State" "Luck of the Irish" "Sisters O Sisters" "John Sinclair") (Song Performer)

Mark Morris 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Performer)

Erection 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Fly 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

In the Woods (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

John and Yoko: A Love Story (TV Show)

Song Performer
Director (5)

Two Virgins 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Erection 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Apotheosis 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Fly 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Rape 1968 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Erection 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Apotheosis 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rape 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (4)

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Antz 1998 (Movie)

producers and directors gratefully acknowledge her generosity (Acknowledgment)

The Beatles Anthology 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

Fly 1969 (Movie)

from album("Fly") (Other)

Biography

One of the most polarizing figures in popular music, if not popular culture of the 20th century, Yoko Ono was a performance artist and musician whose marriage to Beatle John Lennon created a firestorm of divisive opinions, dismissive statements and outright blame for the group's breakup. Both her art and her music were eclectic, confrontational and often difficult to understand from a layman's perspective; Ono's keening vocals, which drew inspiration from Japanese opera and the avant-garde of the 1960s, drew considerable condemnation from Beatles fans, who accused her of fueling the band's breakup. However, Ono persevered, even after Lennon's tragic murder in 1980, and eventually found herself on the receiving end of considerable praise for her artistic vision and self-confidence in the late 1990s and early 21st century. She, more than any other person, was also responsible for preserving Lennon's memory and legacy for generations. As both a fiercely independent artist and storekeeper of her husband's work, Yoko Ono was unquestionably one of the most dedicated figures in popular culture.

Relationships

Anthony Cox

Husband
Married Nov. 28, 1962 Annulled March 1, 1963 because Ono's divorce with Toshi Ichiyanagi was not yet finalized Married again June 6, 1963 Divorced Feb. 2, 1969

Sam Havadtoy

Companion
Split in 2001

Toshi Ichiyanagi Music

Husband
Married in 1956 Divorced in 1962

John Lennon Song

Husband
Met in the mid 1960s while John was still married to Cynthia Powell Married from March 20, 1969 until Lennon's death in 1980 Together formed the Plastic Ono Band in 1969; Lennon changed his middle name to "Ono" Separated in 1973 Reconciled in 1975

Sean Lennon Actor

Son
Born Oct. 9, 1975; father, John Lennon Frequently collaborated, beginning with Sean reciting a story on Yoko's 1981 album Season of Glass

Julian Lennon Actor

Step-Son
Born April 8, 1963 to John Lennon and Cynthia Powell

Eisuke Ono

Father

Isoko Ono

Mother

Keisuke Ono

Brother
Born in December 1936

Setsuko Ono

Sister
Born Dec. 8, 1941

Kyoko Ono Cox

Daughter
Born Aug. 3, 1963; father, Anthony Cox Taken away by father in 1971 and raised in a group known as the Church of the Living Word; her name was changed to Rosemary Reunited in 1994 after Kyoko made contact with her mother

Milestones

Popular songs include "Walking On Thin Ice" and "You're The One".

Known for such albums as "Yes, I'm A Witch" and "Walking On Thin Ice"

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