Luis Gonzales

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Luis Gonzales
Luis Mercado

(1928-08-10)August 10, 1928
DiedMarch 15, 2012(2012-03-15) (aged 83)
Makati, Philippines
Resting placeSantuário de San Antonio
Nationality Filipino
Other namesMang Luis
Years active1954–2003
Spouse(s)Vina Concepción

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

Sampaguita Pictures was a Philippine film production company. It was named for the Philippine national flower, sampaguita. The company has been defunct since the 1980s with Mike de Leon's classic Batch '81 being the last film released. Though no longer functioning, the company's Sampaguita Compound remains in Quezon City.


Early life

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]

Tondo, Manila Place in National Capital Region, Philippines

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


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]

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Nagkita si Kerubin at si Tulisang Pugot1954
Luha ng Birhen1954
Ang Tangi Kong Pag-Ibig1955
Hootsy Kootsy1955
Tumbando CañaRam1956
Pagdating ng Takip-Silim1956
Sino Ang Maysala?1957
Pasang Krus1957
Ismol Bat Teribol1957
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Pitong Pagsisisi1959
Kuwintas ng Alaala1960
Ipagdarasal Kita1960
Lupa sa Lupa1960
Double Cross1960
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Salamat Po, Doktor1960
Ginang Hukom (segment "Pinatay Ko Ang Aking Ina")1960
7 Amores (segment "Pampango Story")1960
Wen Manang1961
Tatlong Panata1961
Makasalanang Daigdig1961
Apat na Yugto ng Buhay1961
Batas ng Lipunan1961
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Amaliang Mali-Mali1962
The Big Broadcast1962
Sinisinta Kita1963
Apat Ang Anak ni David1963
Trudis Liit1963
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Kaibigan Ko'ng Sto. NiñoCrispin1967
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Walang Hari Ang Batas1968
Siete Dolores1968
Liku-Likong Landas1968
Kamatayan Ko Ang Ibigin Ka1968
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Ganid sa Laman1970
For You Mama1970
My Beloved1970
Tubog sa GintoCelso1971
Ito Ba Ang Pag-Ibig?1971
Always In My Heart1971
My Blue Hawaii1972
A Gift of Love1972
Just Married 'Do Not Disturb'1972
Winter Holiday1972
Nardong Putik1972
And God Smiled at Me1972
Kapitan Eddie Set1974
Kahit Ang Mundo'y MagunawArmando1975
Lulubog Lilitaw sa Ilalim ng TulayLuis Samaniego1975
May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi1975
Niño Valiente1975
Siya'y Umalis, Siya'y Dumating1975
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Hindi Tayo Talo1975
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Anak ni Waray vs Anak ni BidayEli1984
Pahiram ng Ligaya1985
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Family TreeFidel1987
Sa Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas1988
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