Sunday, January 20, 2008


Reycard Duet BIOGRAPHY

Reycards duet is composed of Rey Ramirez and Carding Cruz. As the Reycard duet, Cruz and Ramirez had been entertaining audiences since the sixties. Ramirez was known as the dashing singer while Cruz provided the comedy in every performance.

Rey and Carding first teamed up in 1953 during a singing contest in Quiapo, Manila, where they won first prize.

In 1954, they started calling themselves the Reycard Duet and became the most famous entertainers at the Clover Theater and the Manila Grand Opera House, both in Manila.

The Reycard Duet also performed in town fiestas, on television and radio in the '50s.

In the 1960s, the Reycards hit it big in Las Vegas, which became their home for more than 40 years. They became known not only in the US but also in Europe and other parts of the globe.

Carding whose real name was RICARDO Castro, was married to a Japanese woman but they had been separated.

In the early '90s, they hosted "Awitawanan," with Pilita on Channel 13. They also starred in comedies like "Katabi Ko'y Mamaw and "Yes, Yes, Yo, Kabayong Kutsero

When Ramirez died, Cruz remained active as a solo performer and for a few years was part of the ensemble cast of the ABS-CBN comedy sitcom Home Along da Riles.

He died of cardiac arrest in a hospital in Las Vegas in 2003 .

Carding was survived by his sons Bongbong, Anthony and Jerico, and siblings Saturnina, Angelita and Belen.

Carding was 70.

Rey Ramirez, the other half of the Reycard Duet, died in August 1997.

He was survived by his wife actress Lyn D' Amour and children.

Rey's death had broken Carding's heart, according to their close friends in show business.

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