Tanaka Yoshiko

Jim Harper jimharper666 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Apr 21 12:03:25 EDT 2011

That's terrible; far too young. I saw her first as the vengeance-seeking reporter in Ring 0: Brithday, before seeing Black Rain. RIP.
Jim Harper.

--- On Thu, 21/4/11, Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at yale.edu> wrote:

From: Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at yale.edu>
Subject: Tanaka Yoshiko
To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
Date: Thursday, 21 April, 2011, 16:57

In somewhat shocking news from the world of entertainment, the wire services are reporting that the actress and singer Tanaka Yoshiko has passed away at the age of 55 of breast cancer. Tanaka, known to fans first as Su-chan, first came to fame as a member of the Candies, one of the big idol groups in the 1970s. After they broke up, she became an actress and appeared in many famous films such as Imamura's Black Rain (for which she won several acting awards), Poppoya, Yoshida's Women in the Mirror, etc. She also appeared a lot on TV. Ironically, her husband was the older brother of Natsume Masako, the idol star who tragically died of leukemia at a young age. Su-chan was too young as well.

Aaron Gerow
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