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Movie kings

Movie kings

Early on, since the late ‘30s, there were two acknowledged movie kings. One black, Pol Salcedo of Cavite, and the other white, Roger de la Rosa of Pampanga, tagged as such according to the colors of their skin.

Lolit and other drama greats

The death of Lolita Rodriguez in California is felt by all those who love drama movies. In the ’50s at Sampaguita Pictures, Lolit formed a triumvirate with two other drama greats, Rita Gomez and Marlene Dauden.

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Iconic Filipino films

A few years back, Mario A. Hernando named for Highspeed the greatest Filipino actors and actresses, topped by Fernando Poe, Jr. and Nora Aunor. Needless to say, Mario H is a cinema authority – member and former chairman of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, member of the Movie & Television Review & Classification Board, “Star” writer.

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