Rosa Mia

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Rosa Mia
Queen of Tearjerker Movies
Born Rosita Quinto Stecza
1925
Died November 28, 2006 (aged 81)
Nationality Filipino
Other names Ka Oncha[1]
Occupation Actress and Film director
Years active 1946 - 1980

Rosita Quinto Stecza (1925 – November 28, 2006), known by her screen name Rosa Mia, was an award-winning actress and one of the few female directors in the Philippines. She was known as the "Queen of Tearjerker Movies" for her work mostly on the drama genre typified in motherly roles.[2]

Career[edit]

Ka Oncha, as she is known among her colleagues from radio, started her career in movies of actor-producer Fernando Poe, Sr. for his production company X'otic Films. It was he who gave her screen name Rosa Mia in her first movie, "Dugo at bayan (I remember Bataan)" in 1946. The movie was also the first for Dolphy, the country's unequivocal King of Comedy.

Filmography[edit]

Actress[edit]

Year Movie Role
1980 Pinay, American Style
1980 Tatlong patak ng dugo ni Adan
1975 Sa kagubatan ng lunsod
1973 Hanggang sa kabila ng daigdig:
The Tony Maiquez story
1973 Hindi kita malimot
1973 Hulihin si... Tiagong Akyat (Santiago Ronquillo)
1973 Kondesang basahan
1973 Pepeng Agimat
1971 I'm Eighteen
1971 Huwad
1970 Mother Song
1970 First Kiss
1970 Bakit ako pa?
1970 Guerilla Strike Force
1969 Nana Sepa
1968 Ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo
1968 Dobol Wedding
1968 Junior Cursillo
1968 Liku-likong landas
1968 Manila, Open City
1968 Siete dolores
1967 Ang langit ay para sa lahat
1967 Love and Devotion
1966 Bakit pa ako isinilang?
1966 Kapag langit ang umusig
1966 Mama!
1966 Sa bawa't lansangan
1965 Iginuhit ng Tadhana:
The Ferdinand E. Marcos Story
1965 Ana-Roberta
1964 Magkakapatid na waray
1964 Ang rosaryo at ang tabak
1964 Fighting Warays sa Ilokos
1963 Anak, ang iyong ina!
1963 Ang manananggol ni Ruben
1963 Apat ang anak ni David
1963 Historia de un amor
1962 No Man Is an Island Primera Quintagua
1962 Pitong kalbaryo ni inang
1961 Batas ng lipunan
1961 Operatang sampay bakod
1960 Ang magkakapitbahay
1960 28 de mayo
1960 Ipagdarasal kita
1960 Salamat po doktor
1959 Kamandag
1959 Tatak
1959 Angel sa lansangan
1959 Ikaw ang aking buhay
1959 Sandra
1958 Tatlong ilaw sa dambana
1958 Ako ang maysala!
1958 Mga reyna ng Vicks Doña Eloisa
1958 Ulilang angel
1957 Pasang krus
1957 Pretty Boy
1957 Sino ang maysala
1956 Inang mahal
1956 Gilda
1956 Tumbando caña Desta
1955 Binibining kalog
1955 Rosana
1955 Mariposa
1955 Ang tangi kong pag-ibig
1955 Despatsadora
1955 Waldas
1954 Menor de edad
1954 Sabungera
1954 Anak sa panalangin
1954 Maalaala mo kaya
1953 Kiko
1953 Inspirasiyon
1953 Recuerdo
1952 Rebecca
1951 Roberta
1951 Batas ng daigdig
1949 Abogada
1948 Sumpaan
1947 Hagibis
1947 Sarrungbanggi
1946 Dugo at bayan (I remember Bataan)

Director[edit]

Year Movie
1968 Summer Love
1964 Leron leron sinta
1964 Umibig ay di biro
1963 Ang Class reunion
1961 Octavia
1959 Debutante
1958 Baby bubut
1957 Torkwata

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2007-08-26). "Blast From The Past; Remembering Ka Ocha, the Queen of Tearjerkers". Highbeam (originally from Manila Bulletin). Retrieved on 2011-08-27.
  2. ^ (2006-12-01). "Actress Rosa Mia dead at 81". Inquirer.net. Retrieved on 2011-08-27.

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