For the Japanese table tennis player, see Yoshiko Tanaka (table tennis).
(1956-04-08)April 8, 1956, Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
April 21, 2011(2011-04-21) (aged 55)
Cause of death
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. 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.
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.
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