Luis Gonzales

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Luis Gonzales
Born Luis Mercado
(1928-08-10)August 10, 1928
Manila, Philippine Islands
Died March 15, 2012(2012-03-15) (aged 83)
Makati, Philippines
Resting place Santuário de San Antonio
Nationality Filipino
Other names Mang Luis
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954–2003
Spouse(s) Vina Concepción
Children 3

Luis Mercado (August 8, 1928 – March 15, 2012) also known as Luis Gonzales, is a Filipino actor who appeared in more than 100 films during his career, most of them by Sampaguita Pictures.[1]

Early life[edit]

Raised in Tondo, Manila,[1] Gonzales may be best known for his portrayals of former President Ferdinand Marcos in two biographical films in the 1960s: Iginuhit ng Tadhana ("Marked by Fate", 1965), a political propaganda film; and a dramatic film, Pinagbuklod ng Langit ("Heaven was Gathered", 1965).[1] Actress Gloria Romero starred opposite him as Imelda Marcos in both films. Gonzales and Romero starred in numerous other films together as well.[2] They first worked together on the 1955 film, Despatsadora.[3]

In December 2010, Gonzales received a star of the Eastwood Walk of Fame, which marked his last public appearance.[2]

Death[edit]

Gonzales died of complications from pneumonia and heart problems at Makati Medical Center on the night of 15 March 2012, at the age of 83.[1][2] He was survived by his wife, Vina Concepción, and their three children.[1] His funeral and burial were held at Santuário de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati City.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Title Role Year
Pilya 1954
Bakasyonista 1954
Nagkita si Kerubin at si Tulisang Pugot 1954
Luha ng Birhen 1954
Artista 1955
Ang Tangi Kong Pag-Ibig 1955
Despatsadora 1955
Contravida 1955
Hootsy Kootsy 1955
Teresa 1956
Pampangueña 1956
Chabacano 1956
Bakasyonista 1956
Tumbando Caña Ram 1956
Boksingera Brando 1956
Pagdating ng Takip-Silim 1956
Sino Ang Maysala? 1957
Pasang Krus 1957
Ismol Bat Teribol 1957
Isang Milyong Kasalanan 1957
Colegiala 1957
Taga sa Bato 1957
Paruparong Bukid 1958
Alaala Kita 1958
Mga Reyna ng Vicks Luis Villamor 1958
Tatlong Ilaw ng Dambana 1958
Alaalang Banal 1958
Talipandas 1958
Condenado 1958
Ikaw Ang Aking Buhay 1959
Alipin ng Palad 1959
Pitong Pagsisisi 1959
Cicatriz 1959
Palanca 1960
Laura 1960
Kuwintas ng Alaala 1960
Ipagdarasal Kita 1960
Lupa sa Lupa 1960
Double Cross 1960
Ang Inyong Lingkod, Gloria Romero 1960
Salamat Po, Doktor 1960
Ginang Hukom (segment "Pinatay Ko Ang Aking Ina") 1960
7 Amores (segment "Pampango Story") 1960
Wen Manang 1961
Tatlong Panata 1961
Makasalanang Daigdig 1961
Apat na Yugto ng Buhay 1961
Batas ng Lipunan 1961
Dayukdok 1961
Holiday in Bali Angelo Reyes 1962
Bulung-Bulungan Renato 1962
Amaliang Mali-Mali 1962
The Big Broadcast 1962
Sinisinta Kita 1963
Dance-O-Rama 1963
Apat Ang Anak ni David 1963
Trudis Liit 1963
Show of Shows 1964
Jukebox Jamboree 1964
Fighting Warays sa Ilocos 1964
Bumunot Ka't Lumaban 1964
Ang Rosaryo At Ang Tabak 1964
Mga Kanyon sa Corregidor 1964
Paano Kita Lilimutin? 1965
Hamon Sa Kampeon 1965
Iginuhit ng Tadhana: The Ferdinand E. Marcos Story Ex-Pres. Ferdinand Marcos 1965
Kapag Langit Ang Umuusig 1966
Ang Tao ay Makasalanan 1966
Kaibigan Ko'ng Sto. Niño Crispin 1967
Maruja 1967
Sino Ang Dapat Sisihin? 1967
Walang Hari Ang Batas 1968
Triple Arnel 1968
Siete Dolores 1968
Liku-Likong Landas 1968
Kamatayan Ko Ang Ibigin Ka 1968
Elizabeth 1968
Pinagbuklod ng Langit Ex-Pres. Ferdinand Marcos 1969
Adriana Cornelio 1969
Haydee 1970
Ganid sa Laman 1970
For You Mama 1970
Snooky 1970
My Beloved 1970
Tubog sa Ginto Celso 1971
Robina Danilo 1971
Sakim 1971
Ito Ba Ang Pag-Ibig? 1971
Always In My Heart 1971
My Blue Hawaii 1972
A Gift of Love 1972
Just Married 'Do Not Disturb' 1972
Winter Holiday 1972
Nardong Putik 1972
And God Smiled at Me 1972
Cofradia 1973
Kapitan Eddie Set 1974
Kahit Ang Mundo'y Magunaw Armando 1975
Lulubog Lilitaw sa Ilalim ng Tulay Luis Samaniego 1975
May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi 1975
Niño Valiente 1975
Siya'y Umalis, Siya'y Dumating 1975
Batu-Bato sa Langit 1975
Hindi Tayo Talo 1975
Roma-Amor Frankie Baron 1978
Pieta Rubio 1983
JR 1983
Anak ni Waray vs Anak ni Biday Eli 1984
Pahiram ng Ligaya 1985
Anak ni Waray vs Anak ni Biday Luis 1986
Clarizza 1986
Family Tree Fidel 1987
Sa Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas 1988
Madonna, Babaeng Ahas Zacarias 1991
Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 Kabo dela Cruz 1991
Dinampot Ka Lang Sa Putik 1991
Adventures of 'Gary Leon at Kuting' Governor 1991
Kamay ni Cain 1992
Ang Katawan ni Sofia 1992
Jaime Labrador: Sakristan Mayor Father David 1992
Kadenang Bulaklak Domeng Abolencia 1993
Humanda ka Mayor!: Bahala na Ang Diyos 1993
Aguinaldo 1993
Iukit Mo Sa Bala! Mayor Roman Guerrero 1994
Iligpit si Victor Saraza 1994
Seth Corteza 1996
Where Is the Heart Congressman 1997
Babae 1997
Kargado 1998
Tatlong Makasalanan 1999
The Debut Tito Dante 2000
I Think I'm in Love Ising 2002
Message Sent 2003
Xerex B.J. ("Kama" Episode) 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f San Diego Jr., Bayani (2012-03-16). "Actor Luis Gonzales dies; 81". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Veteran actor Luis Gonzales dies". ABS-CBN. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Movie queen on her ‘king’". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 

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