Thursday, June 28, 2007


Eddie Rodriguez

Eddie Rodriguez<br />

Eddie Rodriguez is one of the greatest dramatic actors of Philippine cinema, he starred in such classics directed by Gregorio Fernandez as Kundiman ng Lahi, Luksang Tagumpay and Malvarosa with Charito Solis, Rebecca del Rio and Vic Silayan for LVN Pictures, Inc in 1959.

Together, with Lolita and Marlene, he formed the love triangle which made movie hits
one after another. It all started with Sapagkat Kami ay Tao Lamang (1963), Hindi Nahahati ang Langit (1965), Kay Tagal ng Umaga (1965, Saan ka MAn Naroroon (1966),
Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan (1967 and Sino ang May KArapatan, (1968).

He won a best actor FAMAS trophy for his performance in Sapagkat Kami’y Tao Lamang where he co-starred with Lolita Rodriguez and Marlene Dauden (who won as best supporting actress) under the direction of Armando de Guzman for Hollywood Far East Productions. He tried his hands in secret agent films like Paolo Staccato and Perro Gancho. He formed Virgo Productions with wife Liza Moreno, an actress-writer who wrote stories which Eddie acted in and directed. These films included Babae, Ikaw ang Dahilan, Kasalanan Mo, Ang Pagsintang Labis, Kapag Pusoy Sinugatan, Iginuhit sa Buhangin, Alaala mo, Daigdig ko, Bakit Ako Pa?, and Ikaw. Dubbed as the country’s drama king, he also directed Kung Kailangan Mo Ako (with Sharon Cuneta and Rudy Fernandez), Maging Sino Ka Man and Di Na Natuto (with Sharon Cuneta and Robin Padilla) Minsan Pa and Kahit Konting Pagtingin (with Fernando Poe Jr. and Sharon Cuneta). His real name was Luis Enriquez from Zamboanga City.

In the later years, Eddie Rodriguez concentrated behind the camera as a director.

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