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Thursday, April 18, 2019


60s actress Josephine Estrada (b. April 9, 1944) passed away last April 13 (2019) in Kingman, Arizona. Estrada reportedly had been undergoing dialysis treatments and was slated for surgery. She was 75 years old. 

Left- Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ June 6, 1963
Right- Movie World Magazine/ March 1964

Josephine Estrada was one of those many beauty titleholders to grace the Philippine movie world in the 60s. Almost as soon she was voted Miss Luzon of 1960, Miss Aviation of 1961 and runner-up in the Miss Philippines pageant losing to eventual winner, Edita Vital by only one vote, Dr. Jose Perez of Sampaguita Pictures was already handing her a movie contract. She decided to skip her medical studies to pursue a movie acting career. She made Ginang Hukom, her debut movie, Sa Linggo ang Bola, The Big Broadcast, Tatlong Panata and Octavia.

In 1962, she finally represented the Philippines in the Miss Universe Pageant. With beauty, brain and talent, there was no turning back for Estrada from then on. She was given an important role and her biggest break in Bird of Paradise, together with two other beauty queens, Cynthia Ugalde and Sylvia Gumabao. With the proper guidance of his mother studio, her career zoomed, more movies followed--- Holiday in Bali, Tanzan the Mighty, Tanzan vs. Tarzan, Prinsipeng Tulisan, Anak ni Kamagong, Ang Rosaryo at ang Tabak, among others. Estrada went freelance sometime in 1965 and became the favorite leading lady of top actors that time--- Joseph Estrada in Tatak: Double Cross, Tony Ferrer in Sabotage and The Infiltrators, Bernard Bonnin in Hijack and Estranghero, Jun Aristorenas, Eddie Gutierrez, Vic Vargas, Eddie Mesa and others.

"Ginang Hukom" (1960)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date September 21-30, 1960/ Life
Josephine Estrada's debut movie

Two of Estrada's earlier movies, Sa Linggo na ang Bola and Octavia, both released in 1961.

Birds of Paradise (1962)- Stars Eddie Gutierrez, Josephine Estrada, Cynthia Ugalde and Vic Vargas (first starring role)/ with Naty Santiago, Johnny Misa nd introducing Sylvia Gumabao/ Directed by Carlos Vander Tolosa

Tanzan The Mighty (1962)- Stars Dolphy & Panchito, Eddie Gutierrez, Jean Lopez, Josephine Estrada/ Directed by Carlos Vander Tolosa

Tansan Vs Tarsan (1963)- Stars Dolphy and Vic Vargas, Josephine Estrada, Cynthia Ugalde, Panchito, Chichay and Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Carlos Vander Tolosa

Prinsipeng Tulisan (1963)- Stars Josephine Estrada, Vic Vargas, Juvy Cachola, Bert LeRoy, Jr., Blanca Gomez, Pepito Rodriguez and Eddie Garcia/ Directed by Jose de Villa

Anak ni Kamagong (1964)- Stars Leopoldo Salcedo, Vic Vargas, Carmen Rosales, Josephine Estrada, Charlie Davao/ Directed by Conrado Conde

Ang Rosaryo at ang Tabak (1964)- Stars Gloria Romero, Luis Gonazales, Josephine Estrada, Vic Vargas, Johnny Misa and Rosa Mia/ Directed by Mar S. Torres

From Tokyo with Love (1964)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Josephine Estrada, Rosemarie, Ric Rodrigo, Vic Vargas, Dindo Fernando/ Directed by Conrado Conde

Libis ng Baryo (1964)- Stars Susan Roces, Lito Legaspi, Josephine Estrada, Ramil Rodriguez, Apeng Daldal, Aruray, Loretta Marquez/ Directed by Jose de Villa

Walang Takot sa Patalim (1964)- Stars Eddie Gutierrez, Vic Vargas, Liberty Ilagan, Josephine Estrada, Jose Morelos, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Jose de Villa

Bathing Beauties (1964)- Stars Liberty Ilagan, Josephine Estrada, Cynthia Ugalde and gGna Pareno/ with Tito Galla, Lito Legaspi, Johnny Misa, Boy Alano, German Moreno and Luis Gonzales (Special Participation)/ Directed by Mar S. Torres

Apat na Kagandahan (1965)- Stars Josephine Estrada, Blanca Gomez, Gina Pareno and Loretta Marquez/ Ramil Rodriguez, Bert LeRoy, Jr., Dindo Fernando and Edgar Salcedo/with Miss Carmen Rosales/ Directed by Conrado Conde

Hijack (1965)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Josephine Estrada, Lucita Soriano, Jose Vergara and Ramon D' Salva/ Directed by Anthony Ocampo

Sabotage (1966)- stars Tony Ferrer, Josephine Estrada, Miriam Jurado, Alicja Basili, Mary Louise Matheson, Max Alvarado, Joe Sison, Manolo Noble/ Directed by Eddie Garcia

D' Sound Beats (1967)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Josephine Estrada, Lucita Soriano, Bert Martinez, Al Quinn and His Dance Troupe/ Directed by Artemio Marquez

Let's Do the Psychedelic '68- Stars Josephine Estrada, Juvy Cachola, Bert LeRoy, Jr. and Ricky Belmonte/ with Chichay, Ike Lozada, Joseph Polk, Susan Salcedo/ Directed by Rosa Mia

Rancho Diablo (1968)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Josephine Estrada, Eddie Garcia, Joe Sison/ Directed by Leody M. Diaz

Chaku, Judo, Aikido O Karate (1968)- stars Roberto Gonzales, Josephine Estrada, Rolando Gonzales, Dante Varona, Martin Marfil, Ernie White, Tony Villar/ Directed by R.G.

Tatak: Double Cross (1968)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Josephine Estrada, Paquito Diaz, George Estregan, Bella Flores, Renato Robles, Jose Garcia and Quiel Segovia/ Directed by Cesar Gallardo

Junior Cursillo (1968)- stars Josephine Estrada, Dindo Fernando, Ricky Belmonte and George Estregan/ with Ike Lozada, Jackie Belmonte, Nort Nepomuceno and Verna Gaston/ Directed by Leody M. Diaz

Panagupa (1969)- Stars Eddie Fernandez, Josephine Estrada, Van de Leon, Paquito Diaz and Eva Marie/ Directed by Cirio H. Santiago

The Infiltrators (1969)- Stars Tony Ferrer, Josephine Estrada, Eddie Garcia, Rod Navarro, Jack Davis, Manolo Noble, Rocco Montalban and Ronald Remy/ Directed by A. Gregorio

Aloha My Love (1972)- Stars Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz and Josephine Estrada/ Also Starring Ike Lozada, Dave Curtis/ Directed by Emmanuel H. Borlaza


Huwag Mo Akong Paandaran (1975)- Stars Rod Navarro, Josephine Estrada, Peck (Tugak) Pinon, Anthony Velasco, Golay and Charlie Davao/ Directed by Leonardo Velasco Uy

Dear Heart (1981) - Stars Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion/ with Eddie Garcia, Liza Lorena, Ting Jocson, Rosemarie Gil, Ronaldo valdez, Johnny Wilson, Winnie Santos, Wendy Villarica, Maila Gumila, Suzanne Ginzales, Fred Montilla, Josephine Estrada, Virgina Montes, Johnny Vicar, Mely Tagasa/ Directed by Danny Zialcita

JR (1983)- Josephine Estrada's last movie/ Stars Gabby Concepcion and Rowell Santiago (in the title role)/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

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