Gloria Romero (actress)

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Gloria Romero
BornGloria Galla
(1933-12-16) December 16, 1933 (age 80)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1952–present
Spouse(s)Juancho Gutierrez (m. 1960–2005)
 
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Gloria Romero
BornGloria Galla
(1933-12-16) December 16, 1933 (age 80)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1952–present
Spouse(s)Juancho Gutierrez (m. 1960–2005)

Gloria Romero (born Gloria Galla on December 16, 1933) is a Filipino actress appearing in film and television. Her career spans 60 years and includes award winning performances in the films Tanging Yaman (FAMAS Best Actress 2001), Nagbabagang Luha (FAMAS Best Supporting Actress 1989) and 1955's Dalagang Ilocana. She is the first recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the MTRCB (Movies and Television Review and Classification Board).

Personal life[edit]

Born as Gloria Galla to a Filipino father, Pedro Galla, and an American mother, Mary Borrego,[1] she attended school in Mabini, Pangasinan. Her brother was also an actor, Tito Galla.

Gloria Galla married Juancho Gutierrez after they met during a movie; they had one child, a daughter, Maritess.

Career in film acting[edit]

Her very first movie as an extra was Ang Bahay sa Lumang Gulod under Premiere Productions. Then, she tarnsfered to Sampaguita Pictures and she was introduced by her uncle, Nario Rosales, who was Chief Editor of Sampaguita Studios. in Sampaguita Pictures. She was given a role as the daughter of real-life couple Cesar Ramirez and Alicia Vergel, in Madame X (1952), and producers introduced her with a stage name "Gloria Romero". Romero got her first lead role in Monghita (1952) opposite Oscar Moreno. Romero received her first major acting award in Filipino Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) as Best Actress for her role in Dalagang Ilocana (1954).

In the year 2000 she starred in Tanging Yaman as the matriarch who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Television career[edit]

After a long run as a movie star she also appeared on TV. She is cast in the television sitcom Palibhasa Lalaki as the drunkard Tita Minerva, and other sitcom such as "Richard Loves Lucy" and "Ok Fine! Whatever" as Lola Barbie. She also appeared in Sa dulo ng walang Hanggan, Familia Zaragoza, and Sanay wala nang Wakas.

On April 4, 2008, she was cast with Eddie Garcia in an episode for the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and received a nomination for the role. She appeared on the primetime drama series, May Bukas Pa, in which she played "Aling Soledad". Romero guested in the shows 30th chapter ("Greed").

Birthday TV special[edit]

In December 2008, ABS-CBN broadcast a tribute to her 75th birthday in ASAP, with guests including Dolphy, Susan Roces, German Moreno, Roderick Paulate, Gina Pareno, Christopher De Leon, Lorna Tolentino, Tirso Cruz III, Ricky Davao, Cherry Pie Picache, Pepito Rodriguez and others.

Transfer to GMA Network[edit]

On February 11, 2011, Romero transferred to GMA Network after being with ABS-CBN for at least 15 years. She will star in her first teledrama on GMA titled Munting Heredera (previously titled Cassandra).[2]

Honors and recognitions[edit]

She received a star in a Philippine walk of fame located at Eastwood City in Libis.

In 2007, she was included in Yes! magazines 100 Most Beautiful Stars in the category "Staying Power" and the magazines 100 Most Beautiful Stars for 2009 issue in the category "The Venerable".

In 2005, she was one of the 31 women awarded with PAMA-AS Gintong Bai Award at Malacañan Palace, by president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

She become the first recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the 1st MTRCB (Movies and Television Review and Classification Board)Award held September 4, 2009, in Gateway Cinema in Quezon City.

On October 18, 2009, at the 57th FAMAS, she was awarded the Huwarang Bituin ng FAMAS Award (FAMAS' Model Movie Star), for her durability as a movie personality.

She was honored as a "Gawad Parangal sa mga Ginintuang Bituin ng Pelikulang Pilipino" at La Consolacion College, Manila on March 15, 2010, in celebration of the National Women's Month.

On the 8th Golden Screen Awards held last April 2, 2011, Romero was awarded and named one of the 13 "Movie Icons of Our Time". Mother Lily Monteverde of Regal Entertainment presented the Movie Icons of Our Time plaque to her.

Filmography[edit]

In 59 years in the industry, Romero made nearly 200 films and TV shows for different studios and networks, including Sampaguita Pictures, LVN, Lea Production, Regal Films, GMA Films, and Star Cinema as well as Independent films.

Television Shows[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2014NiñoGMA Network
2013Akin Pa Rin Ang BukasCristina AlperosGMA Network
2013Sarap DivaHerselfGMA Network
2013One Day, Isang ArawGrandma GraciaGMA Network
2013ForeverAdora Del PradoGMA Network
2012Cielo de AngelinaSister MargaretGMA Network
2012Makapiling Kang MuliSeñora Soledad SilvestreGMA Network
2011Spooky Nights: SingilLinda RodriguezGMA Network
2011Andres de SayaCoring Golpe de OroGMA Network
2011Munting HerederaDoña Anastacia MonterealGMA Network
2011100 Days To HeavenPilarABS-CBN
2010Kokey @ AkoBarbara ReyesABS-CBN
2010Kung Tayo'y MagkakalayoBarbara De JesusABS-CBN
2010Your Song Presents: My Last RomanceRose SuarezABS-CBN
2009May Bukas PaSoledadABS-CBN
2009Komiks Presents: Nasaan Ka Maruja?Lola Rosing RiveraABS-CBN
2008I Love Betty La FeaDorayABS-CBN
2008PalosAlfonsina RivieraABS-CBN
2007LastikmanAmon LabaoABS-CBN
2007Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga EngkantaoLola Maria PendukoABS-CBN
2006Komiks Presents:Da Adventures of Pedro PendukoLola Maria PendukoABS-CBN
2006Komiks Presents: MomayAnaABS-CBN
2006Star Magic Presents: Tender Loving CareLola CoringABS-CBN
2006Crazy For YouABS-CBN
2006Mga Anghel na Walang LangitElenaABS-CBN
2006Ok Fine, Oh Yes!Lola BarbieABS-CBN
2005MaynilaGMA Network
2004Ok Fine 'To Ang Gusto NyoLola BarbieABS-CBN
2003Sana'y Wala Nang WakasDonya Valeria ValenciaABS-CBN
2002Ok Fine WhateverLola BarbieABS-CBN
2001Sa Dulo Ng Walang HangganCarmela EstocapioABS-CBN
1999Labs Ko Si BabeABS-CBN
1995Familia ZaragozaDonya Amparo ZaragozaABS-CBN
1991Palibhasa LalakeTita Minerva ChavezABS-CBN

Movies[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2012Just One SummerLola Meding ReyesGMA Films
2010Petrang KabayoLola IdangViva Films
2010TarimaLola ImangIndie Film
2009Nobody, Nobody But... JuanAidaViva Films
2009TarotLola AuringRegal Films
2009Kamoteng KahoyLola IdangAPT Entertainment
2009FuchsiaMamengIndie Films
2008PaupahanGloriaATD Entertainment
2007Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po!Lola IdaRegal Films
2007M.O.N.A.Y (Misteyks obda neyson adres Yata) ni Mr. Shooli-Indie Films
2006Moments of LoveRosa Santos/Old DivinaGMA Films
2006Tulay-Unitel Pictures
2006I Wanna Be Happy-Seiko Films
2005Bahay ni Lola 2Amelia GoRegal Films
2005Let the Love BeginLolaGMA Films
2004Beautiful LifeMagdaRegal Films
2004Annie B.-Viva Films
2003MagnificoLola MagdaViolett Films
2003Spirit Warriors: The ShortcutRed's grandmotherMAQ Productions
2002Singsing ni LolaLolaRegal Films
2002I Think I'm In LoveAmorRegal Films
2002Cass & Cary: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?Donya Gracia ImperialViolett Films
2001Bahay Ni LolaLolaRegal Films
2001American AdoboGerry's MomStar Cinema & Unitel Pictures
2001Bakit 'Di TotohaninLola EpingStar Cinema
2001Narinig Mo Na Ba Ang L8est?Lola MedingStar Cinema
2000Tanging YamanLola LolengStar Cinema

Awards[edit]

FAMAS

FAP Awards

Gawad Urian Awards

Star Awards

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)

Young Critics Circle

9th Gawad Tanglaw

Golden Screen Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards

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