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Mestizas as movie queens

Mestizas as movie queens

This is a feedback to Highspeed’s item on today’s stars with foreign blood. American, European, Middle Eastern, Australian from all over the world.

The death of Romeo Vasquez at 78, the “Pretty Boy” of the ‘50s and ‘60s, brings to mind the other stars of Sampaguita Pictures who are shining in another world. But let it be said that Bobby (Ricardo Allan Sumilang of Tayabas, Quezon) was more than a “Pretty Boy.” He was Asia’s best actor in 1958 for “Ako ang Maysala,” a distinction he shared with only two other Filipino actors, Rogelio de la Rosa and Efren Reyes.

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“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

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This columnist has said it before and is saying it again. Why not books on movie kings and queens and directors elevated to the pantheon of National Artists?

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After Annabelle Rama’s bestseller, comes Ruffa Gutierrez who’s writing a book. Ruffa herself admits it’s hard to top her mother’s book on how to catch and keep a husband (among other pieces of advice on lovelife and domestic issues).

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At the recent lunch at Sampaguita Garden Events place celebrating the congressional victory of first cousins Edward Maceda and Toff de Venecia, this columnist shared the table with Manay Ichu Maceda, Pempe Rodrigo, Lollie Mara, and Gloria Sevilla and daughter Suzette Ranillo.

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