Monday, September 24, 2007

BAYANI CASIMIRO-Comedian

Bayani Casimiro

Bayani Casimiro

Bayani Casimiro (1923-1989) was a noted Filipino musical star of both stage and screen. Best known as a tap dancer, he was dubbed the "Fred Astaire of the Philippines". His frequent dancing partner was Nieves Manuel. Casimiro's career began in bodabil (the Filipino version of vaudeville), but soon progressed to films, where he starred in several popular musicals of the 1940s and 1950s.

As he aged, Casimiro became known to a younger generation primarily as a character actor in film comedies. Often cast as a grandfather or town sage, his thin frame and befuddled look lent to easy ridicule. His most prominent role in later years was as the father of Enteng Kabisote (Vic Sotto) in the wildly popular sitcom OK Ka Fairy Ko. He passed away early in the series' run, but his son, Bayani Casimiro, Jr., soon joined the cast as Prinsipe ng Kahilingan. In obvious tribute to his father, Casimiro Jr.'s character would perform a brief tap dance upon his every entrance and exit.

Filmography

* 1938 - Bayan at Pag-ibig (Excelsior)
* 1940 - Rosa Birhen (Del Monte)
* 1940 - Santa (Majestic)
* 1941 - Manilena (X'Otic)
* 1941 - Halimaw (X'Otic)
* 1941 - Kung kita'y kapiling (Acuna-Zaldariaga)
* 1942 - Caballero (RDR)
* 1946 - So Long America (Sampaguita Pictures)
* 1947 - Maling Akala (Lvn)
* 1947 - Ikaw ay Akin (Lvn)
* 1947 - Oh, Salapi! (Lvn)
* 1948 - Malaya (Mutya sa Gubat) (Lvn)
* 1949 - Milyonarya (Lvn)
* 1949 - Maria Beles (Lvn)
* 1949 - Makabagong Pilipina (Lvn)
* 1949 - Hiyas ng Pamilihan (Lvn)
* 1949 - Kuba sa Quiapo (Lvn)
* 1949 - Lupang Pangako (Lvn)
* 1949 - Hen. Gregorio del Pilar (Lvn)
* 1950 - Sohrab at Rustum (Lvn)
* 1951 - Shalimar (Lvn)
* 1951 - Maria Bonita (Royal)
* 1951 - Amor mio (Lvn)
* 1953 - Vod-A-Vil (Sampaguita)
* 1954 - Tres Muskiteras (Sampaguita)
* 1954 - Sa Isang Halik mo Pancho (Sampaguita)
* 1955 - Dalagita't Binatilyo (Lvn)
* 1955 - Mariang Sinukuan (Lvn)
* 1955 - Banda Uno (Lvn)
* 1955 - Karnabal (Lvn)
* 1955 - Pilipino Kostum No Touch (Lvn)
* 1957 - Lelong Mong Panot (Lvn)
* 1957 - Turista (Lvn)
* 1957 - 10,000 Pag-ibig (Lvn)
* 1958 - Tuloy ang Ligaya (Lvn)

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2 comments:

theladyharper said...

What a nice entry. I found this interesting. I am interested to know more about him, do you know anything else?

neto said...

SIYAY TINAGURIANG FRED ASTAIRE OF THE PINAS..

SUMAYAW SIYA SA SUMPAAN,1948,LVN PICTURES...GUEST SIYA DON AT MGA 5 MOVIES NIYA ANG NAKASURVIVE SA LVN...KARAMIHAN AY INCOMPLETE..EXCEPT DON SA MGA 1980'S NIYANG MOVIES