January 26, 1917
Capiz, Philippine Islands
|Died||May 12, 2013
|Occupation||Actress, Theater director|
Daisy Avellana (January 26, 1917 – May 12, 2013) was a Filipino stage actress and theater director. Avellana was honored as a National Artist of the Philippines for Theater and Film in 1999.
Avellana was born Daisy Hontiveros on January 26, 1917, in Capiz, Capiz, (now Roxas City). Her husband was Lamberto Avellana, a film and stage director who was also named a National Artist in 1976. Daisy and Lamberto Avellana co-founded the Barangay Theater Guild (BTG), together with forty-eight colleagues, in 1939.
Avellana died on May 12, 2013, at the age of 96.
- Cadiz, Gibbs (2013-05-13). "National Artist for Theater Daisy Avellana dies; 96". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
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