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He was a Mandaluyong resident all his life though from Negros.

When he got married to actress Tita Duran,they built a house in Apo St. in Mandaluyong near EDSA.  


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Pancho Magalona 1921 - 1998

Father of Francis Magalona and grandfather of Maxene, Elmo and Saab Magalona.

He was a Philippine actor from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Born Enrique Gayoso Magalona, Jr. on 1921 in the southern Philippine province of Negros Occidental and was the son of Philippine Senator Enrique B. Magalona, Sr.

Pancho and his real life wife Tita Duran, appeared in numerous Sampaguita Pictures movies. Pancho and his wife were the most popular movie love team in the late 40s.

He is the father of the late master rapper Francis Magalona with their siblings:

Susan M. Contreras, Vicky, Victor (married to Ma. Angeles), Henry, Popeye "Pye", Malot, Maricar M. Martinez, and Martin.

He also co-starred on some Hollywood movies that were shot in the Philippines, such as The Hook (with Kirk Douglas) and Merrill's Marauders (with Jeff Chandler).

He won the Famas Best Actor Award in 1958 for "Hanggang sa Dulo ng Daigdig" and is best remembered for playing the character Simon in the movie version of Jose Rizal's novel El Filibusterismo.

Suffering from emphysema for a year, he later died at Lung Center of the Philippines in April 1998.

Other films were:
Simpatika (1949)
Milagro ng Birhen ng mga Rosas (1949)
Huwag ka ng Magtampo (1949)
Always kay Ganda Mo (1949)
Ang Doktora (1949)
Apoy sa Langit (1949)
Huling Patak ng Dugo (1950)
Teksas, ang Manok na Nagsasalita (1952) a.k.a. Texas (English title)
Sabas, ang Barbaro (1952)
Kasaysayan ni Rudy Concepcion (1952) as Rudy Concepcion
Barbaro (1952)
Lihim ng Kumpisalan (1952)
Basahang Ginto (1952)
Ang Ating Pag-ibig (1953)
'Sa Isang Sulyap mo Tita' (1953) as Pancho
Sa Isang Halik mo Pancho (1954) as Pancho
Milyonarya at Hampaslupa (1954)
Menor de Edad (1954)
Waldas (1955)
Sa Dulo ng Landas (1955)
Lola Sinderella (1955)
Hanggang sa Dulo ng Daigdig (1958)
Cry Freedom (1959) as Marking
Navy Blues (1960)
Emily (1960)
El Filibusterismo (1962) as Simoun
Merrill's Marauders (1962)
The Hook (1963) as Kim a.k.a. The Gook (He was cast as Enrique Magalona in MGM film.)
Isinusumpa Ko! (1963)
Cavalry Command (1963) a.k.a. The Day of the Trumpet; as Captain Magno Maxalla
"Pancho Loves Tita" (1964) TV series; as Pancho
Moro Witch Doctor (1964) as Martin Gonzaga
Surabaya Conspiracy (1969) a.k.a. The Gold Seekers (USA TV title); as Captain Haryan
Pipo (1970) a.k.a. A Time for Dying (International: English title)
Sakada (1976)a.k.a. The Tenants (English title)
Bitayin si Baby Ama! (1976)
Bundok Ng Susong Dalaga (1983) - his last movie

Source: Sampaguita Pictures
Text from; Derrick Manas

 
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