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Friday, November 9, 2007


Fernando Poe, Jr. and Zaldy Zshornack were no doubt the top action superstars during the late 50's and 60s. Their films were guaranteed money-makers and sure winners at the box-office.

Ronnie and Zaldy were good buddies early in their movie career. They did a series of films notably the highly succesful Lo' Waist Gang series. He also topbilled Kamay ni Cain in 1957 with Poe doing the supporting role. They even ventured into film production and produced Walang Daigdig in 1960 under the Poe-Zshornack Productions, released thru Larry Santiago Productions. He was at the peak of his career when he had as his loveteam partner reel and real wife Shirley Gorospe. They appeared in such films as Sweetheart, Shirley, My Darling and Hongkong Honeymoon. His other box office hits included Obra Maestra, Fil-American Girl, Once Upon a Time, Basta Pinoy and Pitong Gatang.

His movie successes extended onward to the 60s and 70s. However, when his career went sour, Zaldy and his family migrated to the states. They later came back and Zaldy did some more movies doing secondary roles.

Kamay ni Kain (1957) -Zaldy was the star here with FPJ doing the supporting role

Los Lacuacheros (1957) - One of the Lo' Waist Gang series

Obra Maestra (1958) - Zaldy in one of the 4 episodes

Pitong Gatang (1959)- One of the films he starred with wife, Shirley Gorospe

Walang Daigdig (1960)- c0-produced with FPJ under the Poe-Zhornack Productions

Kilabot sa Barilan (1961)

Krus na Daan (1961) with Lou Salvador, Jr. (dubbed as the James Dean of Philippine Movies)
I Believe (1961)- from the novel by Mars Ravelo/ First starring role of Mina Aragon

Cara Cruz (1963)

Dinilig ng Dugo (1963) with Leopoldo Salcedo

Ako Laban sa Daigdig (1963)

Away Na! (1963) with Nida Blanca

Teritoryo ng mga Pusakal (1963) - One of the many films he starred with ace comedian Chiquito.

Tatlong Siga sa Maynila (1964)- with stars Romeo Vasquez and Lou Salvador, Jr
Iyo ang Norte, Akin ang Sur (1965)- with Chiquito

1 comment:

wayne moises said...

He is a veteran actor and action star and a premiere productions talent of the 1950's-60's movies in several films and tv appearances married to late Shirley Gorospe(1940-2011) former beauty titlist/model born in Honolulu a former actress died due to brain cancer and a member of Larry Santiago's alumnus like Fernando Poe Jr Joseph Estrada. Von Serna boots Bautista Chiquito Don Pepot Dencio Padilla Berting Labra Eddie Fernandez etc. retired from his career as an actor died in his home in muntinlupa city due to heart attack/diabetes and remains a celebrity icons in Philippine cinema.thanks for the information send e-mail your comments in your opinion.from:Wayne


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