Bonnin, the half-Spanish father of beauty queen Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach and actor Richard Bonnin, catapulted to fame via the movie “Alyas Palos." The 1961 popular komiks serial of Virgilio and Nestor Redondo was serialized eight times with only Bonnin playing the lead character. ABS-CBN remade “Palos” into a TV series in 2008 starring Jake Cuenca and with Bonnin in a support role.
Dubbed the “Pretty Boy of the 60s,” Bonnin starred in over 170 movies in a career that spanned four decades. Some of these films were Bakas ng Gagamba, Sa Ilalim ng Bandila, Magnum, Pedrong Hunyango, Target: Captain Karate, and his first film, Ay Pepita.
Bonnin has a son with former love team Lourdes Medel, and two more with non-showbiz wife, Digna, whom he was living with at the time of his death. The actor’s remains lie at the
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Left- "Sparring Partner" (1959)- Stars Lou Salvador, Jr., Marita Zobel, Chona Sandoval, Bernard Bonnin, Oscar Obligacion, Lourdes Medel/ Directed by Artemio Marquez
Right- "Unos sa Laot" (1960)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Bernard Bonnin, Lourdes Medel/ Directed by Susana C. de Guzman
Left- "Walang Pangalan" (1960)- Stars Lilia Dizon, Bernard Bonnin, Lourdes Medel, Hector Reyes, Robert Campos/ Directed by Fred Daluz
Right- "Tanglaw sa Dilim" (1961)- Stars Marita Zobel, Bernard Bonnin, Luz Valdez, Robert Campos/ Directed by Susana C. de Guzman
"Patsamba-tsamba" (1964)- Stars Nida Blanca, Mina Aragon and Bernard Bonnin/ Directed by Nemesio E. Caravana
"Simbangis ng Tigre" (1964)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Bernard Bonninm Van de Leon, Carol Varga, Chichay, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Apeng Daldal/ Directed by Tony Cayado
"Pedrong Hunyango" (1965)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Lourdes Medel, Vic Silayan, Rosalinda, Jose Vergara and Malony Antonio/ Directed by Tony Santos