Bandō Shūka I (初代坂東しうか) (actor 1813 – 1855)Shūka (poetry name - 秀歌)
Bandō Tamanosuke I (初代坂東玉之助)
Bandō Tamasaburō I (初代坂東玉三郎)
This actor held this name from 11/1839 to 11/1854. He had been adopted in ca. 1824 by Bandō Mitsugorō III (三代目坂東三津五郎: 1775-1831) who gave him the stage name Bandō Tamanosuke. His birth father was Tachibanaya Jisuke, an accounting manager at the Ichimuraza. Shuka I's son was Bandō Mitsugorō VI (1846-1873), but he also adopted Bandō Minosuke IV (1831-72).
He was born in Edo in 1813 and died on the 6th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1855.
Bandō Shūka I was an outstanding onnagata, who developped excellent diction and personal acting techniques. His forte were courageous and wild-spirited female roles. His fame in Edo between 1840 and 1854 was as high as his tachiyaku stage partner Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII.
[His] best roles: Okaru ("Kanadehon Chūshingura"), Yae ("Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"), Agemaki ("Sukeroku"), Shizuka Gozen ("Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura"), the ama Narukami ("Onna Narukami") and Ohan ("Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami").
[He] received posthumously the name of Bandō Mitsugorō V and his son, who was Bandō Mitsugorō V, became Bandō Mitsugorō VI.
This information was taken directly from Kabuki21.