Lito Calzado

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Lito Calzado
Born Feliciano D. Calzado
(1946-01-20)January 20, 1946
Manila, Philippines
Died November 11, 2011(2011-11-11) (aged 65)
Quezon City, Philippines
Resting place
Himlayang Pilipino, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
Nationality Filipino
Other names Mang Lito
Occupation actor, director, choreographer, producer
Years active 1961-2005
Known for father of Iza Calzado
Religion Roman Catholicism
Spouse(s) Maria Antonia Ussher (widowed)
Children Dash Calzado
Iza Calzado

Feliciano Dilo "Lito" Calzado (January 20, 1946 – November 11, 2011) was a Filipino actor, director, and choreographer.

Life and career[edit]

Calzado was born in Manila. While a student at the University of the East, he joined the university folk dance troupe under the direction of Maggie Shea. He also danced for television with Alice Reyes' group and with Amelia Apolinario's group. He danced with the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company and the Ballet Folkoric Filipino from 1961 to 1969. As a choreographer, he became dance director of the ABS-CBN Dance Company. Lito Calzado and his dancers which is also known as the "Body Machine" is what he has formed for popular shows.

Calzado married Maria Antonia Ussher, a woman of Irish–Spanish–Filipina descent. He is the father of Iza Calzado. His son Dash Calzado is a member of Legit Misfitz, a Filipino rap group. He later ran an entertainment and management center, and trains dance groups for clubs and other venues in Japan.

Calzado died at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City after battling liver cancer for years.[1] He was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in 2010. He was 65 years old. Lito was cremated and interred beside his wife, Maria Antonia Ussher at Himlayang Pilipino, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

Filmography[edit]

TV Actor[edit]

Title Role Network Year
Daisy Siete (season 26): Adam or Eve GMA Network 2010

Movie Actor[edit]

Title Role Year
Bang-Shang-A-Lang 1968
Drakulita 1969
Snooky 1970
Pritil 1970
Rockfest '72 1972
Leron-Leron Sinta 1972
Dyesebel 1973
Ako'y Paru-Paro, Bulaklak Naman Ako 1973
7 Crazy Uragons 1974
Hit and Run 1975
Jack 'N Jill of the Third Kind 1978
Stariray 1981
Isa, Dalawa, Takbo! Choreographer 1996
Mana-Mana, Tiba-Tiba Indu 2000
Lagarista Trainor 2000
The Film Biker 2000
S2pid Luv Club Manager 2002

Choreographer[edit]

Title Year
Halina Neneng Ko 1969
Fiesta Extravaganza 1969
Nora: Simple Girl 1969
Young Love 1970
Ricky Na, Tirso Pa! 1970
Dream of Jeanne 1970
D'Sensations 1971
Leron-Leron Sinta 1972
Batya't Palu-Palo 1974
Mahal Mo, Mahal Ko 1978
Jack 'N Jill of the Third Kind 1978
Stariray 1981
Walang Matigas na Tinapay Sa Mainit Na Kape 1994
Nobody Nobody But Juan 2009

Blocking Director[edit]

Title Network Year
Miss World Philippines GMA Network 2011

Producer[edit]

Title Network Year
Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman GMA Network 1997-2011

Cinematographer[edit]

Title Year
Young Love 1970

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff report (November 12, 2011). Lito Calzado, 65. Philippine Daily Inquirer

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