Rosa del Rosario

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Rosa del Rosario
Born (1917-12-15)December 15, 1917
Manila, Philippine Islands
Died February 4, 2006(2006-02-04) (aged 88)
Modesto, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1932–1954

Rose del Rosario Stagner, better known by her screen name Rosa del Rosario (December 15, 1917 – February 4, 2006), was a Filipina film actress of American-Filipino descent.

Early life[edit]

Born to an American father (Frank H. Stagner) and a Filipina mother from Pampanga (Aquilina del Rosario), Del Rosario made her film debut at the age of 14 when she was cast as the daughter of Carlos Padilla Sr. and Alma Bella in the horror film Satanas (1932). After seven years, she starred in her first major movie, Ligaw na Bulaklak (1932) opposite Rogelio de la Rosa. Del Rosario held the distinction of being the first actress to play the first Filipino superheroine on screen, Darna (1951), followed by Darna at ang Babaing Lawin (1952). Among her memorable movies were Doktor Kuba (1933, with Patrocinio Carvajal), Minda Mora (1929, with Fernando Poe Sr.), Zamboanga (1937, also with Poe), Nang Magulo ang Maynila (1937, with Domingo Principe), Himala ng Birhen sa Antipolo (1947, with Rogelio de la Rosa), Caprichosa (1947, with Jose Padilla Jr.), Tandang Sora (1947, with Leopoldo Salcedo), Kumander Sundang (1949, with Efren Reyes) and Rosario Cantada (1951, with Ben Perez). She also starred in Hollywood films such as Border Bandits (1946), American Guerilla in the Philippines (1950) and Anna and the King of Siam.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to John Samit and had two children named Geraldine and Terry. She was also the grandmother of two girls named Hannah and Sarah McEllistrim.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1932 - Satanas
  • 1932 - Ligaw na Bulaklak
  • 1932 - Tianak
  • 1932 - Lantang Bulaklak
  • 1933 - Doctor Kuba
  • 1933 - Ang Mga Ulila
  • 1934 - Mag-inang Mahirap
  • 1934 - Anting-Anting
  • 1934 - X3X
  • 1934 - Anak ng Bilanggo
  • 1934 - Sa Tawag ng Diyos
  • 1935 - Ang Gulong ng Buhay
  • 1935 - Anak ng Birhen
  • 1935 - Awit ng Pag-ibig
  • 1935 - Sumpa ng Aswang
  • 1936 - Buhok ni Ester
  • 1936 - Ama
  • 1936 - Ang Birheng Walang Dambana
  • 1937 - Gamu-Gamong Naging Lawin
  • 1937 - Nang Magulo ang Maynila
  • 1937 - Ang Kumpisalan at ang Batas
  • 1937 - Taong Demonyo
  • 1937 - Asahar at Kabaong
  • 1937 - Zamboanga
  • 1938 - Kalapating Puti (Filippine)
  • 1938 - Dalagang Silangan (Filippine)
  • 1938 - Biyaya ni Bathala (Filippine)
  • 1939 - Walang Sugat (Filippine)
  • 1939 - Naglahong Dambana
  • 1940 - Cadena de Amor (Sanggumay)
  • 1940 - Buenavista
  • 1941 - Paraiso (Excelsior)
  • 1941 - Ilang-Ilang (LVN)
  • 1941 - Ang Maestra (RDR)
  • 1942 - Huling Habilin
  • 1946 - Border Bandits (Monogram)
  • 1946 - Anna and the King of Siam (20th Century Fox)
  • 1947 - Bakya mo Neneng (Premiere)
  • 1947 - Si Malakas at si Maganda
  • 1947 - Bagong Sinderella (Premiere)
  • 1947 - Caprichosa (Premiere)
  • 1947 - Ang Himala ng Birhen sa Antipolo (LVN)
  • 1947 - Hagibis (Premiere)
  • 1947 - Hacendera (Phils Artists)
  • 1947 - Tandang Sora
  • 1948 - Bulaklak at Paruparo (Premiere)
  • 1949 - Anak ng Panday (Premiere)
  • 1949 - Kumander Sundang (Premiere)
  • 1950 - Bulaklak ng Digmaan (Liwayway)
  • 1950 - Aklat ng Pag-ibig (Balintawak)
  • 1950 - Kundiman ng Luha (Balintawak)
  • 1950 - American Guerilla in the Philippines (20th Century Fox)
  • 1951 - Mag-inang Ulila (Royal)
  • 1951 - Rosario Cantada (Royal)
  • 1951 - Darna (Royal)
  • 1951 - Singsing na Sinulid (Royal)
  • 1952 - Darna at ang Babaing Lawin (Royal)
  • 1952 - Neneng Ko (Lebran)
  • 1953 - May Karapatang Isilang (Deegar Cinema)
  • 1954 - May Bakas ang Lumipas (Ace York)

Death[edit]

Del Rosario died of pancreatic cancer on February 4, 2006 in Modesto, California at the age of 88.

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