Lolita Rodriguez

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Lolita Rodriguez
Born Dolores Marquez Clark
(1935-01-29) January 29, 1935 (age 79)
Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1953–2005
Spouse(s) Eddie Arenas (divorced)

Lolita Rodriguez (born January 29, 1935) is a multi-awarded actress in the Philippines. She was paired with Eddie Arenas in Gilda (1956), in which she won her first FAMAS Award for Best Actress.

Career[edit]

In 1953, at the age of 18, she entered the movies. Her first movie was in Sampaguita Pictures Ating Pag-ibig (1953) starring Tita Duran and Pancho Magalona, followed by Apat Na Taga (1953), Cofradia (1953), Mr. Kasintahan (1953), Sabungera (1954), Pilya (1954) with Gloria Romero and Ric Rodrigo, Jack And Jill (1955) with Dolphy and Rogelio dela Rosa, Binibining Kalog (1955) with Ramon Revilla, Tanikalang Apoy (1955) with Paraluman, Kanto Girl (1956) with Oscar Moreno, and Alipin Ng Palad (1959) with Luis Gonzales.

She also appeared in action films including Tarhata (1957), Kilabot Sa Makiling (1959), Kapitan Lolita Limbas (1961) with Greg Martin, Eddie Garcia, Lito Legaspi and Josephine Estrada, and Diegong Tabak (1962).

After Sampaguita, she continued her work in cinema whenever a good role beckoned. At the 1968 Manila Film Festival, she was the Best Actress awardee for Kasalanan Kaya?, and also at the 1971 Catholic Mass Media Awards for Stardoom. Her most enduring achievement was starring in Lino Brocka's 1974 drama, Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang.

In 1979, she performed stage play Larawan playing Candida, at Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). She appeared in more than 85 movies in drama, comedy and action.

Personal life[edit]

She is daughter of an American, William Charles Clark and a Filipino mother, Carmen Marquez. She married (and later divorced) fellow Sampaguita actor, Eddie Arenas. They had 3 children: Maria Dpolores (Birdie), Eduardo Jr.Bogey), and Maria Carmen (Par). They are all married and have children of their own The singer, Radha, is Bogey's daughter. Lolita moved to the United States in 1977 with her children, to join the rest of her family. She is currently enjoying her retirement: playing golf, swimming when weather permits, exercising at the gym, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Category Award Movie
1986 Nominated Best Actress Gawad Urian Award Paradise Inn (1985)
1980 Nominated Best Actress Gawad Urian Award Ina Ka Ng Anak Mo (1979)
1979 Won Best Actress Metro Manila Film Festival Ina ka ng Anak Mo (1979)
1977 Nominated Best Actress Gawad Urian Award Lunes, Martes, Miyerkules, Huwebes, Biyernes, Sabado, Linggo (1976)
1975 Won Best Actress FAMAS Award Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (1974)
1972 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Stardoom (1971)
1971 Won Best Actress Citizens Council for Mass Media Awards Stardoom (1971)
1971 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Tubog sa Ginto (1971)
1970 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Ikaw (1969)
1969 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Kasalanan Kaya? (1968)
1968 Won Best Actress Manila Film Festival Kasalanan Kaya? (1968)
1967 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Dugo Ang Kulay Ng Pag-ibig (1966)
1966 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Iginuhit Sa Buhangin (1965)
1965 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Andres Bonifacio (Ang Supremo) (1964)
1964 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Sapagkat Kami'y Tao Lamang (1963)
1963 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Pitong Kabanalan Ng Isang Makasalanan (1962)
1960 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Kilabot Sa Makiling (1959)
1959 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Condenado (1958)
1958 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Busabos (1957)
1957 Won Best Actress FAMAS Award Gilda (1956)
1956 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Rosana (1955)
1955 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Jack And Jill (1954)

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Cofradia (1953)
  • Apat Na Taga (1953)
  • Tres Muskiteras (1954)
  • Sabungera (1954)
  • Batas Ng Alipin (1955)
  • Kanto Girl (1956)
  • Sino Ang May Sala (1957)
  • Kundiman Ng Puso (1958)
  • Pitong Pagsisisi (1959)
  • Tatlong Patak Ng Luha (1960)
  • Wen Manang (1961)
  • The Big Broadcast (1962)
  • Trudis Liit (1963)
  • Sa Bilis Walang Kaparis (1964)
  • Sa Kuko Ng Lawin (1964)
  • Kay Tagal Ng Umaga (1965)
  • Saan Ka Man Naroroon? (1966)
  • Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan (1967)
  • Donata (1968)
  • Ikaw (1969)
  • Tubog sa Ginto (1971)
  • Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (1974)
  • Mortal (1976)
  • Ina, Kapatid, Anak (1979)
  • Ina Ka ng Anak Mo (1979)
  • Paradise Inn (1985)
  • Lucia (1992)
  • Ang Anak ni Brocka (2005)

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