Yoshiko Tanaka

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Yoshiko Tanaka
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Yoshiko Tanaka promoting her album Yoshiko in 1984.
Native name 田中 好子
Born (1956-04-08)April 8, 1956
Senju, Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died April 21, 2011(2011-04-21) (aged 55)
Mita, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Cause of death Breast cancer
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–2011
Spouse(s) Kazuo Odate (1991 to Yoshiko's death) /

Yoshiko Tanaka (田中 好子 Tanaka Yoshiko?, April 8, 1956 – April 21, 2011) was a Japanese actress. She was also famous as a member of the pop group Candies. While a member of Candies, Tanaka was known by the nickname "Sue" (スーちゃん Sū-chan?). Still at the height of its popularity, the group disbanded in 1978.[1] Tanaka was also the sister-in-law of the well-known actress Masako Natsume.

Tanaka was born in Adachi, Tokyo. She had a role in Godzilla vs. Biollante, portraying Asuka Okouchi. She won the Best Actress Award at the 14th Hochi Film Award for Black Rain.[2]

In 1991, she married businessman Kazuo Odate. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. In October 2010, her cancer returned. Tanaka died on April 21, 2011 at the age of 55.[3][4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  1. Cabochard (カボシャール)
  2. Tsumi TO ME (罪 TO ME)
  3. Gozen 5 Toki No DREAM (午前5時のドリーム)
  4. Feel My Love Inside

Albums[edit]

  1. Yoshiko (好子, 1984)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese actress, singer Yoshiko Tanaka dies at 55 Archived March 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.". bcdb.com, April 22, 2011
  2. ^ a b 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "元キャンディーズの田中好子さん死去 55歳". Asahi Shimbun. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  4. ^ 「キャンディーズ」田中好子さん、乳がんで死去. Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  5. ^ 元キャンディーズ、田中好子さん死去. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Clements; Motoko Tamamuro (1 November 2003). The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953. Stone Bridge Press. pp. 238–239. ISBN 978-1-880656-81-5. 

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