Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Amado Cortez BIOGRAPHY

Amado Cortez


Amado Cortez (1928-2003) was a Filipino actor and diplomat. Amado Cortez was a member of the Padilla acting clan His first contract was under Lvn Pictures. He made five movies with Lvn, namely Ang Tapis mo Inday with Celia Flor, Anak ng Pulubi and Nasaan ka Giliw both with Tessie Quintana, Harana sa Karagatan with Mila del Sol and Tia Loleng with Armando Goyena.

After two years of making movies with Lvn Studios, he signed another contract with the Santiagos and became the mainstay movie player on that studio.

He then made several pictures with Premiere Production. He married Gloria Sevilla, another award-winning actress and a widow of Visayan actor Mat Ranillo Jr. Production siren.

Cortez won a Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1970. His last film was "Campus Scandal" (1998).

In 1998, Philippine President Joseph Estrada, a former actor and colleague of Cortez, named Cortez as General Consul of the Philippines in San Francisco. Ailing from tuberculosis, he was replaced as consul in 2001 and died in 2003. Cortez was awarded a posthumous lifetime achievement award in 2003 by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences.

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