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Thursday, July 9, 2015


Lucita Soriano
 (February 23, 1941 – July 8, 2015)

Lucita Soriano, the retired character actress whose show-biz career spanned over five decades, died of cardiorespiratory arrest and renal failure on Wednesday night at the the Pacific Global Medical Center in Quezon City. She was 74.
Garry Garcia, Soriano’s son with her late first husband and fellow actor Rodolfo “Boy” Garcia, told the Inquirer that his mother was brought to the hospital last Sunday after having bouts of severe diarrhea.
After medical tests, Garcia said, it was found out that Soriano was suffering from amoebiasis and pneumonia. Soriano was then transferred to the intensive care unit two days after.

“It turned out that bacteria had already spread in her bloodstream. She likewise complained of difficulty in breathing,” said Garcia, who’s based in Austin, Texas, in the US. “She was supposed to undergo an emergency dialysis, but the doctors couldn’t push through with it because her blood pressure was low and she still couldn’t breathe properly.”
Garcia related that Soriano moved to the US back in 2005, and had been living with her second husband, retired American civil engineer Michael  Mayr, in Sacramento, California. “My mom decided to fly to the Philippines last February to visit her 94-year-old mother,” he said.

“She was to turn 75 on July 14. We have been planning a celebration for her,” added Garcia, who was also an actor and a part of “That’s Entertainment.”

Soriano won the best supporting actress award at the Quezon City Film Festival for the 1972 movie “And God Smiled at Me,” which was top-billed by Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III. She notably appeared in such films as “Ang Babae sa Breakwater” (2003), “Curacha: Ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga” (1998) and “Paradise Inn” (1985).
The prolific actress was also part of the cast of the television series “Valiente” (1992 to 1997), “Familia Zaragoza” (1995) and “Pangako sa ‘Yo (2000 to 2002). Soriano’s last acting project, according to the website of Internet Movie Database, was a 2009 episode of the drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya. (Source: entertainment.inquirer.net/173856/veteran-actress-lucita-soriano-dies-at-74)


"Sakrtistan Mayor" (1961)
People's Pictures, Inc.
Release Date May 9, 1961/ Life
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Cameraman Arsenio Dona
Music Tito Arevalo
Story and Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Johnny Monteiro, Mina Aragon, Oscar Keesee, Chiquito, Jose Garcia, Andres Centenera, Vic Andaya, Paquito Salcedo, Rosa Santos, Primo Yumol, Lope Policarpio, Cesar Aguilar/ Introducing Lucita Soriano

"I Believe" (1961)
People's Pictures, Inc.
Release Date March 30, 1961/ Life
Story Mars Ravelo
Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Zaldy Zshornack, Mina Aragon, Lauro Delgado, Carol Varga, Oscar Keesee, Teroy de Guzman, Renato Robles, Mary Walter, Benny Mack, Lucita Soriano, Vic Andaya, Africa de la Rosa

"Apat na Agimat" (1962)
Cirio H. Santiago Film Organization
Release Date May 24- June 2, 1962/ Life
Story Clodualdo del Mundo
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Efren Reyes

"Dr. Yes" (1965)
LSJ Productions, Inc.
Release Date March 4, 1965/ Boulevard
Story and Direction Celso Ad Castillo
Executive Producer Femy Rillo
Direction Luis San Juan
Cast Dolphy (as Agent 1-2-3), Eva Montes, Lucita Soriano, Solita Carreon and Stella Suarez/ Featuring Prospero Luna (as Dr. Yes)/ Introducing Nancy Weber, Diana Dean, Agnes Moran/ Guest stars- Jose Padilla, Jr., Ben Perez, Carina Mojer and Malony Antonio

"Pasko ng Limang Magdalena" (1965)
Kamagong Films
Released thru Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date December 20-29, 1965/ Dalisay
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Producer and Director Armando Garces
Cast Divina Valencia, Daisy Romualdez, Ruby Regala, Lucita Soriano and Miriam Jurado/ Also Starring Robert Campos, Eddie Garcia, Max Alvarado, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia and Rod Navarro

"Mga Abilidad sa Akong" (1966)
(Chinese James Bond Agent BB-10-B-10)
Vines Productions
Release Date March 27, 1966/ Main
Story and Screenplay Ringo Murillo
Music Levy Prinsipe
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Chiquito, Lucita Soriano, Eva Marie, Menggay, Boy Chico, Baby Chiquita, SOS Daredevils and Rubirosa/ Introducing Liza Belmonte, Jess Vargas/ In a very special roles- Silvio Ramiro, Andy Garchitorena

"Seksi Kumandos" (1966)
JBC Productions
Release Date 1966
Screenplay Davey Williams
Music Odellot
Direction Paquito Toledo
Cast Divina Valencia, Lucita Soriano, Gina Laforteza, Nelli Madrigal, Marissa Delgado and Alberto Alonzo/ with Gloria Sevilla (in a very special role), Ding Royo/ Featuring Popoy/ Introducing Roberto Solo

"Dugo ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig" (1966)
Dramatics Unlimited
Release Date November 14, 1966/ Center
Screenplay Ding M. de Jesus
Music Doming Valdez
Story and Direction Efren Reyes
Cast Efren Reyes, Lolita Rodriguez, Lucita Soriano, Ronaldo Valdez/ with Rosalinda (in a special role)/ Also starring Lito Anzures, Vic Silayan, Ruben Rustia/ Special Performance- Pilita Corrales

"Buhay Artista" (1966)
RVQ Productions
For its Initial Offering
Release Date January 8, 1967/ Globe
Screenplay Ading Fernando
Music Restie Umali
Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Susan Roces, Dolphy and Panchito/ with Ronaldo Valdez and Lucita Soriano/ Also Starring Dely Atay-Atayan, Chichay, Elsa Bouffard, Prospero Luna, Ike Fernando and Georgie Quizon

"Solo Flight" (1967)
Fe-Mil Productions
Release Date February 19, 1967/ Boulevard
Story and Screenplay Henry Cuino
Music Tito Arevalo
Producer Femy Rillo
Direction George Rowe
Cast Tony Ferrer (as Agent X-44), Lucita Soriano, Lauro Delgado, Prospero Luna, Bert Martinez and Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia/ The Sexy Six- Rosario del Pilar, Jill hamilton, Zeny Buena, Vivian Lorrain and Introducing Brenda del Mal/ Also starring Sancho, Charlie Mendez, Angel Casaje, Benny Mallare, Mar Quijano, Fred Cornelio, Ped Mesa, Pons Valero, Roger Saulog, Rudy Gaco, Jimmy Carillo, Antolyn Borero, Carlos Diaz and SOS Daredevils/ Gust stars- Lito Garcia, Alfonso Carvajal/ In a special role- Ben Peralta, Jeff Elechosa and Mat Lazaro/ Featuring Arthur Villegas (as Agent M-1)

"Alias Chain Gang" (1967)
Lea Productions
Release Date March 12, 1967/ Globe
Music Tony Maiquez
Story and Direction Ben Feleo
Cast Max Alvarado (in the title role), Lourdes Medel, Lucita Soriano and Jing Abalos/ Also Starring Rocco Montalban, Nort Nepomuceno, Willie Dado, Rudy Dominguez, Greg Lansang, Sai Betsayda and Andy Garchitorena/ Featuring Jill Hamilton and Jay Ilagan/ Guest star- Fred Param

"The 12 Golden Commandos" (1967)
Fe'Mil Productions
Release Date April 4, 1967/ Boulevard
Music Constancio de Guzman
Producer Femy Rillo
Story and Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Lucita Soriano/ Also Starring Lauro Delgado, Lito Garcia, Prospero Luna, Bert Martinez, Rudy Manlapaz, Arthur Villegas, Tisoy, Charlie Mendez and Andy Garchitorena/ The 12 Golden Bombshells- Marissa Delgado, Vivian Lorrain, Zeny Buena, Lyn D' Arce, Marlene Contessa, Jacqueline Wood, Elaine Brown, Joy del Sol, Joyce Pangilinan/ Introducing Ariston Bautista, Leonardo Casero and Mimi Yu/ Special Participation of Ben Peralta, Jeff Elechosa, SOS Daredevils and Mat Lazaro

"Ako...Laban sa Lipunan (Lucita)"
Century Films
Release Date July 14, 1967/ Life
Music R.M. Lopez
Story, Screenplay and Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Lucita Soriano, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Etang Discher, jani Lynn, Charlie Mendez, Mar Quijano, Jess Delgado, Liza Rivera, Mike Coronel, Juanito Cruz, Jeff Elechosa and Boy Chico


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