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Overview (3)

Born in Tayabas, Tayabas, Philippines
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameRoberto Sumilang

Mini Bio (1)

Romeo Vasquez started in the movies an a extra. In his first movie exposure, all he did was to pass in front of the camera and that was all. He appeared in small and bit roles in seven more movies before he got his first big break in the movie "Lydia" in 1956 where he played the role of a younger brother of Amalia Fuentes, He was introduced and launched together with Susan Roces also that year in the movie "Miss Tilapia". In 1957, Romeo gave a superb performance in "Sino and Maysala?" which paved the way for his first starring role in "Pretty Boy". He capped this with an award-winning performance in the movie, "Ako ang Maysala" in 1958. He won the Golden Harvest Award for Best Actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: BGP

Spouse (1)

Amalia Fuentes (1965 - 30 September 1969) ( separated) ( 1 child)

Trivia (2)

Father of actress Liezel Martinez. Father-in-law of Albert Martinez.
When he was just starting, Romero was told to report the studio with two suits and six polo shirts. Just new in the field and didn't have any suit, he went to his friends to borrow. Felling very proud because he thought he would get a big role as he was asked to bring 2 suits and 6 polo shirts. It turned out that he would be pushed into the swimming pool by Lolita Rodriguez, the lead actress, But even he was all wet, his spirit was not dampened. He climbed out the pool still liking the job.

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