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Truly glorious movie queen marks 80-year milestone

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At about this time of the year a full 12 months ago, the truly glorious and “eternally” lovely Gloria Romero was feted with a “surprise” birthday asalto at the famous Vera Perez Gardens by Manay Ichu Maceda and the unsuspecting festejada’s many adoring friends and admirers.

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‘Career best’ portrayals

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In the course of their glittering careers, movie starts get to play a variety of attention-calling roles that sequentially establish their talent, artistic growth and versatility. Looking back, however, some luminaries acknowledge that only a few of their many characterizations for the silver screen eventually emerge as their “signature” or career-defining portrayals—the unique and transcendent roles that viewers remember them by.

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Gloria Romero–‘in excelsis’

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Manay Ichu Maceda sure knows how to throw a surprise birthday bash—especially if the clueless honoree is her best friend for decades, Gloria Romero.

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More actors pay homage to Dolphy, laud his humility, simplicity

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Comedian Jimmy Santos, drama actor Dominic Ochoa and veteran actress Gloria Romero pay homage to Comedy King Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon at the Heritage Memorial Park Thursday.

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Viewers extol luminaries who inspire them

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ABAYA. Her great films explore issues that many viewers wouldn’t otherwise take the time to understand and be involved in.

THESE days, you’re more likely to see headlines of local celebrities behaving badly than not. So it’s time we zero in on personalities whom viewers consider inspirational.

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Movie queen on her ‘king’

Gloria Romero, upon hearing that perennial screen partner Luis Gonzales passed away Thursday night: “Almost all my leading men have died. The only one still alive is Ramon Revilla Sr.” She first worked with Gonzales in the Sampaguita movie, “Despatsadora” in 1955. “He loved ballroom dancing,” she said. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Hard work pays off for Gloria and Susan

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ROMERO AND ROCES. Portray pivotal roles on “Munting Heredera” and “Babaeng Hampaslupa,” respectively.

Two of the longest-reigning movie queens in local show biz are Sampaguita Pictures’ Gloria Romero and Susan Roces, whose wholesome image – thanks to the morality clause in their studio contracts – remains untarnished. In the ’50s, Gloria Romero had the distinction of playing the Virgin Mary in “Martir sa Golgota,” a Lenten presentation at [...]

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