|Born||Dolores Marquez Clark
January 29, 1935
Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines
|Spouse(s)||Eddie Arenas (divorced)|
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.
She is daughter of an American, William Charles Clark and a Filipino mother, Carmen Maiquez. She was born in Majayjay, Laguna. She married, and later divorced Eddie Arenas, also from Sampaguita Pictures. They have 3 children: Maria Dolores (Birdie), Eduardo Jr. (Bogey), and Maria Carmen (Par). All three are married with families of their own. The singer, Radha, is Bogey's oldest daughter. Lolita and her children migrated to the US in 1977 to be with her mother and siblings. She is now enjoying retirement, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Awards and nominations
|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)|
- 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)
- http://entertainment.inquirer.net/21275/lolita-rodriguez-is-versatility-personified "Lolita Rodriguez is versatility personified"
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0735959/bio "Biography for Lolita Rodriguez"
- http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2013/02/03/904204/lolita-rodriguez-action-star "Lolita Rodriguez: Action star"
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0735959/ "Lolita Rodriguez"
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0735959/awards "Awards for Lolita Rodriguez"
- http://video48.blogspot.com/2008/06/dram-queen-lolita-rodriguez-circa-1954.html "DRAMA QUEEN LOLITA RODRIGUEZ Circa 1954-60"