Thursday, January 05, 2012

Romeo Vasquez-Amalia Fuentes

Romeo Vasquez-Amalia Fuentes Family

Romeo Vasquez

Roberto Sumilang was was playing basketball in San Juan when he was discovered that he had   the makings of a star and brought him to Sampaguita Pictures. He was renamed  Romeo Vasquez and he d id several bit roles before his big break.

Bobby’s break finally came in 1956 in Lydia where he played younger brother to Amalia. The following year, he was introduced together with Susan Roces in Miss Tilapia starring Gloria Romero. And some time after, Bobby played love interest to Susan in Sino ang Maysala, his first big break as a juvenile delinquent with an all-star cast made up of Rogelio de la Rosa, Paraluman, Gloria and Lolita. Again, director was Armando.
But if there was to be a most unforgettable film for Susan with Bobby, it would have to be the Mars Ravelo immortal love story Maruja transcending centuries, adapted into film in 1967 by LEA productions. “To this day,” recalls Susan, “we still call each other Gabriel and Maruja.” And the most important link  to their friendship is that it was Bobby who introduced Susan to FPJ.

He married AMALIA FUENTES in Hongkong.

Born Amalia Muhlach in Bicol in August, 1940 in Bicol Province, she was Susan Roces' rival in popularity during the late 50's and early 60's.She became a full-fledged star in Rodora and had been the leading lady of the poular Juancho Gutierrez.

Romeo  Vasquez and Amalia Fuentez have a daughter who also became a movie star--Liezl or Annaliza.


Liezl started in the movie when she was still a toddler. When she grew up, she eloed with Albert Matrinez and resided in the United States.

Their children are not joining the movies yet as actresses.

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