Lucita Soriano

Lucita Soriano (born Lucita Soriano Adriano; February 23, 1941 – July 8, 2015) was a Filipino actress, who appeared in more than 215 movies and television shows. She was runner-up in the Miss Philippine Press Photography (PPP) 1964 beauty pageant.[1]

Lucita Soriano
Born
Lucita Soriano Adriano

(1941-02-23)23 February 1941
Died8 July 2015(2015-07-08) (aged 74)
Quezon City, Philippines
OccupationActress
Years active1958–2015
Spouse(s)
Rodolfo "Boy" Garcia
(m. 1968; wid. 1997)

Michael Mayr
(m. 2009; wid. 2015)
Children2 sons (with Garcia)

CareerEdit

Her first film contract was with Premiere Productions. She had a movie for a bit player role as one of the many women of Romeo Vasquez in Lover Boy (1958). Soriano's big break in the movies came when she auditioned for the movie I Believe (1961). In 1965, she did Pasko ng Limang Magdalena with Divina Valencia, Daisy Romualdez, Ruby Regala and Miriam Jurado. In 1967, she did Ako... Laban sa Lipunan. Her knowledge of karate won her a role in The Lady With An Iron Fist. She was FAMAS Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress in Dugo Ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig (1966). In And God Smiled at Me (1972), she won the Quezon City Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Award. She appeared in Valiente and Pangako Sa 'Yo.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Soriano was born in Taguig to Eugenio and Elvira (Jamon Soriano) Adriano, and spent her early years in Pateros. Lucita Soriano attended elementary school in Taguig and completed her high school at Rizal High School. She studied at the University of the East and tried to earn a bachelor's degree, but her busy shooting schedule prevented her from finishing college.

When Soriano was paired with Rodolfo "Boy" Garcia in a film, they fell in love. They married in 1968. They had two sons, former members of That's Entertainment, actors Garry Clint Garcia and Marco Polo Garcia. Marco Polo, an actor and a regular on That's Entertainment, predeceased his mother, dying from cirrhosis of the liver in 2010. She was widowed on July 17, 1997. In 2009, she married Michael Mayr, a retired American civil engineer, whom she met during Bible study sessions.[3]

DeathEdit

Soriano died at the Pacific Global Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines on 8 July 2015, where she was earlier admitted to the intensive care unit.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Film Company
1999 Tatapatan Ko ang Lakas Mo Aling Nati
1998 Ang Maton at ang Showgirl Aling Rosa
Diamond Jade Films
1998 Ginto't Pilak Mother Superior
1998 Kahit Mabuhay Kang Muli Mother
1998 Dr. X on the Air Mrs. de Liryo
Falcon Films
1998 My Guardian Debil Aling Mila
1997 Sgt. Victor Samson: Akin ang Batas Madam Lucy
GP Films
1997 Pablik Enemi 1 n 2: Aksidental Heroes Luis' Mother
1997 T.G.I.S.: The Movie Saling
1996 Humanda Ka... Babalikan Kita! Sela
Solar Films
1995 Iligpit si Bobby Ortega: Markang Bungo 2 Mrs. Miranda
1995 Muling Umawit ang Puso Mameng
1995 Bunso: Isinilang Kang Palaban! Mother of Reden
1994 Bala at Lipistik Marita
1994 Baby Paterno: Dugong Pulis Baby's Auntie
Levin Films
1994 Biboy Banal: 'Pag Ganti Ko, Tapos Kayo! Gina's Mother
1993 Padre Amante Guerrero Hostage
FLT Films International
1992 Lakay
Buena Films International
1992 Amang Capulong: Anak ng Tondo 2 Gabriela
Four N Films
1992 Big Boy Bato: Kilabot ng Kankaloo Polly
1992 Aguila at Guerrero: Droga Terminators Mother of Guerrero
Cine Suerte
1991 Hinukay Ko Na ang Libingan Mo Laroza's Wife
1990 Inosente Dolora
Double M Films
1990 Biktima Tia Edad
1990 Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija Aling Senyang
Moviestars Production
1990 Petrang Kabayo 2: Anong Ganda Mo? Mukha Kang Kabayo! Old Andrea
1990 Kahit Konting Pagtingin Teresa
1989 Boots Oyson: Sa Katawan Mo, Aagos ang Dugo! Aling Clara
Horizon Films
1989 SuperMouse and the Robo-Rats Mother of Mickey
Mother Studio Films
1989 Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay Aling Dolor
1988 Pepeng Kuryente: Man with a Thousand Volts Mang Doro's Wife
Imus Productions
1988 Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting Anyang
1988 Sa Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas Noemi's Mother
1988 Sgt. Ernesto 'Boy' Ybañez: Tirtir Gang Coching
Double M Films International
1988 Ang Supremo
GP Films
1988 Alyas Pusa: Ang Taong May 13 Buhay
Urban Films
1988 Afuang: Bounty Hunter Baldoza's Wife
1987 Maria Went to Town Osang
1987 Tagos ng Dugo Sonia
VH Films
1986 Inday, Inday sa Balitaw Doray
1986 Horsey-Horsey: Tigidig-Tigidig Evita
1985 Tinik sa Dibdib Aling Diday
1985 Ben Tumbling: A People's Journal Story Baby
Amazaldy Film Production
1985 Lalakwe Doña Amanda
Essex Films
1984 Ang Padrino Lita Quintiliano
FPJ Productions
1984 May Daga sa Labas ng Lungga Mrs. Manny Velez
Essex Films
1982 I Love You, I Hate You Millie
1982 Johnny Tanggo Rides Again... Tatanga-tanga, Dakila Naman
Larry Santiago Productions
1980 Waikiki: Sa Lupa ng Ating Mga Pangarap Lucy
1980 Katorse Nena
1976 Bitayin si... Baby Ama Mother of Minda
MBM Productions
1972 And God Smiled at Me Olga
1971 Robina Merced
Vera-Perez Pictures
1969 Danny Boy Dolores del Rio
VP Pictures
1968 Mars Ravelo's Ngitngit ng Pitong Whistle Bomb Divi
Lea Productions
  • Alembong (1958)
  • Little Lucy (1961)
  • Mga Manugang ni Drakula (1963)
  • Dr. Yes (1965)
  • Pepe En Pilar (1966)
  • Masters of Karate (1968)
  • Mga Hagibis (1970)
  • Ito ang Tunay Na Lalaki (1973)
  • Mr. Wong and the Bionic Girls (1977)
  • Ex-Wife (1980)
  • Johnny Tanggo (1982)
  • Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (1984)
  • Tinik Sa Dibdib (1985)
  • Escort Girl (1985)
  • Kiri (1986)
  • Macho Dancer (1988)
  • Tupang Itim (1989)
  • Gumapang Ka sa Lusak (1990)
  • Padre Amante Guerrero (1993)
  • Bala at Lipistik (1994)
  • Nights of Serafina (1996)
  • Ang Babae sa Bintana (1998)
  • Alyas Lakay (1999)
  • Mahal Kita, Walang Iwanan (2000)
  • Buko Pandan (2002)
  • Lapu-Lapu (2002) - Mother of Katulanga
  • Woman of Breakwater (2003)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beauty pageants: Guaranteed passports to fame" Archived October 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, asianjournal.com; accessed July 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Lucita Soriano profile, IMDb.com; accessed August 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Lucita Soriano profile Archived July 10, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, asianjournalusa.com; accessed July 9, 2015.

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