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Overview (4)

Born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines
Died in Hemet, California, USA
Birth NameDolores Marquez Clark
Nickname Lolita

Mini Bio (1)

Lolita Rodriguez, Dolores Clark in real life, was born on January 29, 1935 in Urdaneta Pangasinan. In 1953, at the age of 18, she entered the movies. She was given walk-on roles. As an extra, she used to earn 5 pesos per appearance. Her first movie was Ating Pag-ibig, followed by Gorio at Tekla, El Indio, Cofradia, Kiko, Reyna Bandida, Sa Isang Sulyap mo Tita and Diwani.

She was introduced as second lead in Pilya (1954) where she portrayed Gloria Romero's older sister. Her first starring role was Jack and Jill (1955), the same movie that established Dolphy as the top comedian of the country. After being nominated twice, she finally won her first Famas Best actress award in 1956 for the movie Gilda. In the first nomination, despite her credible portrayal as a tomboyish jeepney driver in Jack and Jill, she lost the 1954 award to a fellow Ilocana (Gloria Romero in Dalagang Ilocana) by a mere two votes. The next year, she again lost to Rosa Rosal (Sonny Boy) by only one vote.

From a comedy to light drama roles in 1954, Lolita eventually landed to a more mature and heavy drama roles in the 60s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: BGP

Spouse (1)

Eddie Arenas (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (2)

She was first offered the role of the feisty matriarch in the 2003 film Filipinas (2003). She demanded $200,000 for her talent fee, which is a whopping P10 million in the Philippines. The producers then settled for Armida Siguion-Reyna.
Daughter of an American, William Charles Clark, and a Filipino mother, Carmen Marquez.

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