Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Pancho Magalona -Tita Duran

 Pancho Magalona was born  Enrique Gayoso Magalona, Jr. on 1921 in the southern Philippine province of Negros Occidental and was the son of Philippine Senator Enrique B. Magalona, Sr.

He married Tita  Duran and they were the most popular love team in the movies.


Pancho and his real life wife Tita Duran, appeared in numerous Sampaguita Pictures movies.
They were the parents of the singer-raper-actor Francis Magalona.

Other children who did not join the movies are:

2.  Susan M. Contreras
3. Vicky,
4. Victor (married to Ma. Angeles)
5.  Henry, Popeye "Pye",
6. Malot,
7. Maricar M. Martinez
8. Martin.

Pancho Magalona  co-starred on some Hollywood movies that were shot in the Philippines, such as The Hook (with Kirk Douglas) and Merrill's Marauders (with Jeff Chandler).

He won the Famas Best Actor Award in 1958 for "Hanggang sa Dulo ng Daigdig" and is best remembered for playing the character Simon in the movie version of Jose Rizal's novel El Filibusterismo.

Suffering from emphysema for a year, he later died at Lung Center of the Philippines in April 1998

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