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Susan Roces Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Died in Manila, Philippines  (undisclosed)
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. She was an actress and producer, known for Maligno (1977), Patayin mo sa sindak si Barbara (1974) and Wake Up, Maruja (1978). She was previously married to Fernando Poe Jr.. She died on May 20, 2022 in Manila, Philippines.

Family (4)

Spouse Fernando Poe Jr. (1967 - 14 December 2004)  (his death)  (1 child)
Children Grace Poe Llamanzares
Parents Purificacion Levy Sonora
Jesus Sonora
Relatives Teresita Sonora (sibling)
Renzo Cruz (niece or nephew)
Wowie Cruz (niece or nephew)
Bennett Sonora (sibling)
Jose Mar Sonora (sibling)
Rosemarie Sonora (sibling)

Trivia (15)

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]
The Philippine Post Office honored Roces with a stamp, recognized among the ten outstanding Filipinos.
She is regarded as the "Queen of Philippine Movies" and has starred in more than 130 films.
She has won 5 FAMAS Award including two Best Actress wins.
Roces also starred in several iconic Filipino movies such as Ang Daigdig Ko'y Ikaw, Gumising Ka Maruja, Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara, and Mano Po.
Born to a French American mother of Jewish descent and a mestizo father of Spanish and Chinese descent, Roces is a member of one of the country's biggest clans, the Locsin family of Negros Occidental (the origin of the clan is from Iloilo City).

Salary (1)

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

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