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
Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died April 21, 2011(2011-04-21) (aged 55)
Cause of death Breast cancer
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–2011
Spouse(s) Kazuo Odate (1991–2011, her 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 business man 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]




  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


  1. Yoshiko (好子, 1984)

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  1. ^ "Japanese actress, singer Yoshiko Tanaka dies at 55". bcdb.com, April 22, 2011
  2. ^ a b 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. 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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