Hernando ‘Boy’ Alano, veteran actor and filmmaker, dies at 81
Hernando “Boy” Alano, veteran actor and filmmaker during the 1950s, passed away last Saturday, July 23. He was 81.
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) paid tribute to Alano, who was described as “one of the biggest stars” during his years, through its Facebook page today, July 25. The cause of death was not stated by the agency.
“He was one of the biggest stars of the 1950s, kickstarting his acting career at an early age and was able to land roles in more than 200 films and television shows including ‘Cheeta-eh: Ganda lalake?’ (1991), ‘Tatak ng mag Agila’ (1977), and ‘Holdup (Special Squad, D.B.)’ (1979), among others,” it said.
Other achievements by Alano mentioned by the agency include his Best Child Actor award at the 5th Asian Film Festival in 2011. His acting career also includes several movie projects with the “King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe Jr., the “King of Philippine Comedy” Dolphy, and comedian Rene Requiestas.
“His remarkable contributions to the Philippine film industry will always be remembered,” the agency stated. “The FDCP extends its sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Alano.”
Aside from Poe, Dolphy and Requiestas, Alano also worked alongside “Queen of Philippine Movies” Susan Roces and national artist Nora Aunor in the 1967 film “Ang Pangarap Ko’y Ikaw.” JB
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