Saturday, May 28, 2011
Who were Dolphy's women?
From the 80 questions about Dolphy when he celebrated his 80th birthday here are some of the names as well as his children.
1. My first love was Aida Javier who came from a family of musicians.
Mahusay siya mag-piano.
2. I met Engracia Dominguez – si Gracia – sa stage show. In our skit,
she stood motionless, kunwari portrait, habang kinakantahan ko ng Mona
Lisa, Mona Lisa. Nagkaroon kami ng anim na anak – Manny, Salud,
Rodolfo Jr., Freddie, Edgar and Raul. Gracia and I separated in 1963.
Freddie died in 2005.
3. I fell in love with a fellow Sampaguitan but I’d rather not reveal
who she was. Sa amin na lang ‘yon. She’s now in America.
4. I met Gloria Smith in 1956. Nagkaroon kami ng apat na anak –
Mariquita, Carlos, Geraldino and Edwin.
5. I met Baby Smith. Artista rin siya, Pamela Ponti ang screen name.
She was 17, I was 36. Nagkaroon kami ng apat na anak – Ronaldo,
Enrico, Madonna and Jeffrey.
Two of his sons with Alice "Baby" Smith" aka Pamela Ponti are:
6. In the late ’60s while we were shooting in a hospital, I met a
nurse, Evangeline Tagulao. Nagkaroon kami ng isang anak. Nasa States
na sila ngayon.
7.I met Pilar Pilapil in 1969 when we shot Tayo’y Mag-Up, Up and
Away in Rome, Paris, London, New York, Hawaii and Las Vegas. That was
two years after she won the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title. We almost
got married. Ayaw ng parents niya.
8. Then, I fell in love with Lotis Key. I also almost married her.
Ang mga babae ko, kadalasan nagkakasabay-sabay, nag-o-overlap sila.
9. In 1981, I met Alma Moreno. We have a son, Vandolph. Why did we
break up? Ayoko na lang mag-elaborate. Basta, nahirapan ako sa
10. Nang naging kami ni Zsa Zsa, nabulabog ang buhay namin. Nawalan
ako ng show; tinanggal ang mga commercials ko. At that time, we
seriously thought of living in the States. Nakabili na nga kami ng
bahay doon, eh.
11. Zsa Zsa and I have a daughter, si Zia. We also have an adopted
daughter, si Nicole who was just a few months old nang ibigay sa akin
ng nanay niyang Amerikana. Nasa Hizon’s ako noon.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Dubbed as the soprano comedienne, she appeared in such films as Gorio at Tekla and Takas sa Bataan which was directed by Olive la Torre, her father. She also appeared in Yantok Mindoro, Sebya Mahal Kita and O Sendang with Pugo, Rosa Aguirre and Bentot .
Sylvia La Torre was born in 1933. She took her first voice lessons from her mother Leonora Reyes, a Kundiman and opera singer. Her first break as a singer happened in 1938 at the age of five, she defeated much older competitors with her powerful rendition of “Bakit Mo Ako Pinaluha?” at Savoy Theater. The years during the Japanese Occupation saw Sylvia as a child performer in stage shows at the Life Theater, singing and acting in skits along with popular stars, her repertoire consisted of songs in Filipino, English, Spanish and Japanese. She studied at the University of Sto. Thomas (UST) Conservatory of Music after the war.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
In the ‘60s, she was briefly known onscreen as Pamela Ponti, Italian-sounding when she’s actually an American mestiza, Alice ‘Baby’ Smith. Her acting career didn’t flourish as she fell in love with Dolphy (Rodolfo Vera Quizon), not yet the Comedy King that he is today.
Alice and Dolphy had three children: Ronnie, Eric and Donna Quizon.
She’s now based in California with daughter Donna. They own and run the popular franchise restaurant Pinoy/Pinay.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Lilian Velez--Some of her films included Binibiro Lamang Kita (with Norma Blancaflor, Ely Ramos and Narding Anzurez), Engkantada (with Lilia Dizon, Pugo,Togo and Alfonso Carvajal), Estudyante (with Narding Anzurez, Pugo and Togo) and Sa Kabukiran (with Narding Anzurez). Her sensational killing by her own co-star Narding Anzures was made into a film, The Lilian Velez Story, which starred Sharon Cuneta as Lilian Velez, Cesar Montano and Joel Torre under the direcion of Carlo J. Caparas. She was a native of Cebu whose father, Manuel Velez was a composer for movies. Narding Anzures was the son of Rosa Aguirre. He died of tuberculosis in Bilibid Prison.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Vic Vargas by Butch Francisco
July 22, 2003
Vic Vargas was the he-man and macho of Philippine movies. Born
Jose Maria Marfort Asuncion on March 28, 1939, he was a campus
heartthrob when he was taking up Commerce at the University of Sto.
Tomas. His ticket to fame was his physique. In fact, before he became
an actor, he first hosted a judo show on Channel 7 in 1961. Then came
the movies the following year. He played the title role in Diegong
Tabak with Lolita Rodriguez as his leading lady.
Then, together with Dolphy, he did the hilarious action-comedy
Tarzan vs. Tansan. They had two former Miss Philippines winners as
leading ladies: Josephine Estrada and Cynthia Ugalde.
Vic Vargas stayed with Sampaguita until the mid-‘60s, where he did
mostly action films: Ang Rosario at ang Tabak, Walang Takot sa
Patalim, Kumander Judo, Mga Kanyon ng Corregidor and Paratroops
From action, he shifted to sex flicks – actually bomba movies that
became the fad in the early ‘70s: Apoy ng Kaligayan with Stella Suarez
and Rosanna Ortiz; Busog with Merle Fernandez, Bert Leroy Jr. and
Philip Gamboa, Mister Incredible with Jessica, Rosanna Ortiz and Ricky
Santiago and Ang Bukid ay Basa with Gina Laforteza and Rosanna Ortiz.
But the majority of the films he did were really action or drama
laced with sex scenes: Mga Hagibis (no rleation to Sonny parsons and
his singing group) with Eddie Rodriguez and Eddie Garcia; Ako’y Tao,
May Dugo at Laman, an Armando Garces all-star cast drama with Rita
Gomez, Helen Gamboa, Perla Bautista, Leila Morena, Eddie Garcia, Eddie
Gutierrez, Leopoldo Salcedo and Ramil Rodriguez, Kapwa Limbas with
Roberto Gonzales and Rosanna Ortiz and Dodong Ko with Gloria Sevilla,
Perla Bautista, Anita Linda and Frankie Navaja Jr.
In 1971, he did his most important film – Pagdating sa Dulo, which
was also the first movie of Ishmael Bernal. Voted one of the best
films of the ‘70s by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Pagdating
was a commentary on crass commercialism, materialism and the state of
the movie industry. Aside from Vargas (who played a taxi
driver-turned-movie actor), the movie also starred Rita Gomez, Eddie
Garcia and Elvira Manahan.
It was El Vibora, however, that gave him his first Best Actor
award (Manila Film Festival, 1972). Serialized in Liwayway, El Vibora
cast him as a bandit on the lookout for the man who raped his sister
and killed his family (It was Leopoldo Salcedo, a supposedly good
citizen of the community, who did it). El Vibora also starred Boots
Anson-Roa as his love interest.
The following year, he repeated his victory at the Manila Film
Festival for Nueva Vizcaya, where he played a warring Tarican. The
film also starred Zaldy Zshornack and was the launching movie of Miss
Republic of the Philippines, Evangeline Reyes.
In 1974, he also played leading man in the movie debut of another
beauty queen-turned-actress – Gloria Diaz, this time in Ang
Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa.
The other movies he made with the former Miss Universe were Amor,
An Affair in Tahiti and much later, Hayop sa Ganda with another Miss
Universe, Amparo Muñoz.
To show their versatility, Vargas and Diaz also tried comedy in
the Andres de Saya series.
The other significant movies he did were Pito ang Asawa Ko, Sinong
Kapiling, Sinong Kasiping?, Banta ng Kahapon, The King and the Emperor
and In Dis Korner which gave him an Urian Best Actor nomination.
On television, he also topbilled Lahi ni Adan on a round-robin
basis with Bert Leroy, Jr., Dindo Fernando and Jay Ilagan (All of
Vargas’ episodes were directed by Lupita Concio (now Kashiwahara).
And there was a time he also tried hosting Tawag ng Tanghalan
after the death of the original male host, Lopito (the hosting job
eventually went to Pugo).
Vic Vargas was also among the first batch of actors who joined the
Charismatic movement. A few years before he died, he also did his
share for the environment when he joined Bantay-Dagat in Palawan.
Monday, May 23, 2011
She appeared in Tulisang Pugot (with Fred Montilla), Ang Kasaysayan ni Rudy Concepcion and Texas, Ang Manok na Nagsasalita which we all produced by Sampaguita Pictures. She also appeared in Rosalinda (with Rodolfo Ruiz), whose main story was story based on the recording and radio industry as produced by Philippine Artists' Management.
Veteran radio/theater/TV/movie actress Tita Muñoz died of heart failure at 6:10 night, in April 11, 2009. She was 82.
Maria Teresa in real life, Tita was among the pioneer radio talents. She starred in several stage plays and Hollywood-produced films including Flight of the Sparrow.
Even after she suffered a stroke several years ago, Tita continued to appear in movies and TV shows.
Her remains have been cremated. The wake will be held at the Sampaguita Chapel of the Funeraria Paz at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City, until Tuesday, April 14. A necrological Mass will be held tonight at 7 o’clock.Tita is survived by brothers Rafael and Cayetano, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews including the Muñoz actor-brothers Leandro, Carlo and Angelo (sons of Tita’s late younger brother Louie) who are now based in the States.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
She was the only daughter of Regina Dizon, a Filipina, and Abe Strauss, an American of German Jewish descent.She is the wife of LVN Pictures actor Gil de León, with whom she has three children who would eventually become actors as well: Pinky de Leon, Christopher de Leon and Lara Melissa de Leon. She retired from showbiz during the 1960s and currently lives in the United States
She starred in Engkantada (with Jaime dela Rosa , Lilian Velez, Pugo, Togo and Alfonso Carvajal), Bathaluman and Kandelerong Pilak (with Teody Belarmino) where she won Best Actress in the Cambodian Film Festival under the direction of Lamberto Avellana. All films were produced by LVN Pictures, Inc. She was married to actor-director Gil de Leon.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Marjorie Barretto was born on May 19, 1974] as Marjorie Bernandine Barretto She is an actress and politician from the Philippines. Her sisters Claudine Barretto and Gretchen Barretto are also actresses.
She was once married to Dennis Padilla, a comedian to whom she hasfour children: Aynrand Daniella (born 1994), Julia Francesca or Julia (born 1997), Claudia Isabelle (born 2000) and Leon Marcus (born 2005). She has a child in her revious relationship. It is rumored that she has a politician as current booyfriend.
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