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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 July 1941Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Birth NameJesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora
Nicknames Tita Susan
Manang Inday
Queen of Philippine Movies
Face That Refreshes

Mini Bio (1)

Susan Roces was born on July 28, 1941 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines as Jesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora. She is an actress and producer, known for Walang hanggan (2012), Wake Up, Maruja (1978) and Nasaan ka nang kailangan kita (1986). She was previously married to Fernando Poe Jr..

Spouse (1)

Fernando Poe Jr. (1967 - 14 December 2004) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Sisters: Rosemarie Sonora and Teresita Sonora.
Erstwhile sister-in-law of Ricky Belmonte.
Earned the tag "Queen of Philippine Movies". Her husband, 'Fernando Poe, Jr.' is the acknowledged "King of Philippine Movies".
Remembers her late husband, Fernando Poe Jr. every time she sees mango. It's the fruit that Ronnie took home every time he came home from Cebu.
Aunt of Sheryl Cruz.
A key figure in the move calling for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in June 2005 amid charges of cheating the 2004 elections in which her husband ran but lost allegedly. In a fiery speech, she claimed that "She (Arroyo) stole the presidency not once, but twice!"
Following the death of her husband in 2004 at the age of 65, Susan became a rallying point for the political opposition in the Philippines.
At 10 years old, she was introduced in Mga bituin ng kinabukasan (1952). After that movie, she had to stop making movies to concentrate on her studies. She made a comeback four years later.
At the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2009, she received the Cinema One Legend Award.
Headed the call of the opposition for the resignation of Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [July 2005]

Salary (1)

Mano po 2: My home (2003) Ph P1,000,000

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