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Etang Discher (1908–1981) (also known as Nena Discher) was a prominent Filipina character film actress frequently cast in villainous roles. Her stern, gaunt Castilian face loomed in many post-war Filipino films, especially soap opera-type dramas. She was the woman Filipino movie audiences loved to hate, often playing a villainous aunt, mother-in-law or even a witch. While her roles were hardly predisposed to have made her a star, she nonetheless was one of the more famous (or infamous) and durable stars of Filipino films. Many of her films were produced by Sampaguita Pictures, the studio under which she was under contract for a significant part of her career..
Discher was born to a German father and a Filipina mother, with a sister named Elaina Discher. her extended family reside on the West Coast of the United States in Washington State and California. (Niece) She began her career in showbusiness as a chorus girl in the bodabil stage shows of Katy de la Cruz. Her son, Panchito, became a famous film comedian in his own right, usually cast as the comedic foil to Dolphy.
|1939||Anak ng Hinagpis||Filippine Films|
|1946||Alaala Kita||LVN Pictures|
|Ang Aking Kahapon||Tamaraw Pictures|
|Haring Cobra||LVN Pictures|
|Tia Loleng||LVN Pictures|
|Bakas ng Kahapon||Premiere Productions|
|1954||Musikong Bumbong||Sampaguita Pictures|
|Jack & Jill|
|Ang Biyenang Hindi Tumatawa||Sampaguita Pictures|
|1955||Uhaw sa Pag-ibig|
|Bim Bam Bum|
|1957||Sino ang Maysala||Vera-Perez Productions|
|Bituing Marikit||Sampaguita Pictures|
|1958||Mga Reyna ng Vicks|
|Isang Milyong Kasalanan|
|Mapait na Lihim||Sampaguita Pictures|
|Berdaderong Ginto||Vera-Perez Productions|
- Peter Cowie (1977). "World Filmography". Tantivy Press.
- Per IMDB
- no known date of death, last known film was Karma in 1981. See Fine Film, Bob Castillo, People's Journal, 12 December 1981 Archived 13 February 2005 at the Wayback Machine
- Ma. Lourdes Maniquis (1994). "Philippine Theater". In Nicanor Tiongson. CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. V (1st ed.). Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. p. 287. ISBN 971-8546-30-8.
extended family lives in Washington, California, and Texas.
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