Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Diomedes Maturan

Diomedes Maturan<br />

Diomedes Maturan (dubbed the "Perry Como of the Philippines") was an actor who played in Botika sa baryo (1960) and Tawag ng tanghalan.

With his humble roots in amateur singing contests, Diomedes Maturan rose to fame when he became champion of the national TV show Tawag ng Tanghalan in 1958, with his interpretation of the song “Rose Tattoo; earning for him a role in LVN Pictures’ movie Rose Tattoo ng Buhay Ko with Charito Solis as co-star, commencing a colorful acting stint that would last for 24 more musical films. Some of the classics that he popularized were Velarde’s Dahil Sa’yo, and Gabi at Araw. In 1984, he garnered a Cecil Award in Outstanding Light Classical Vocal Recording for his rendition of Ernani Cuenco’s composition Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal

Maturan died on April 7, 2002 of heart attack at age 61.

He was survived by his wife Sylvia and children Dennis, Ma. Teresa, Dominic, and Marjorie.


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