Daisy Avellana

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Daisy Avellana
Born Daisy Hontiveros
(1917-01-26)January 26, 1917
Capiz, Philippine Islands
Died May 12, 2013(2013-05-12) (aged 96)
Nationality Filipino
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.[1]

Avellana was born Daisy Hontiveros on January 26, 1917, in Capiz, Capiz, (now Roxas City).[1] Her husband was Lamberto Avellana, a film and stage director who was also named a National Artist in 1976.[1] Daisy and Lamberto Avellana co-founded the Barangay Theater Guild (BTG), together with forty-eight colleagues, in 1939.[1]

Avellana died on May 12, 2013, at the age of 96.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Cadiz, Gibbs (2013-05-13). "National Artist for Theater Daisy Avellana dies; 96". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-05-19.