Tita Muñoz

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Tita Muñoz
Maria Theresa Sanchez Muñoz

DiedApril 11, 2009(2009-04-11) (aged 81–82)
Years active1950–2003

Maria Theresa "Tita" Sanchez Muñoz (1926/27 – April 11, 2009) was a Filipina actress. Muñoz started her career in radio in the 1950s. [1] She moved to Sampaguita Pictures where she played mostly character roles. [1] She received a FAMAS Best Supporting Actress nomination, for Lilet (1971). During the 1960s, Muñoz and Ronald Remy became the first actors to ever kiss on Philippine television. [2]


In 1990, Muñoz portrayed the mother of Leslie Cheung's character in Wong Kar-wai's Days of Being Wild . [2]

Personal life

Tita is survived by brothers Rafael and Cayetano, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews including the Muñoz actor-brothers Leandro, Carlo and Angelo (sons of Tita's late younger brother Louie) who are now based in the United States.


Muñoz suffered from health problems in her later years and died from heart failure on April 11, 2009, in Parañaque, Metro Manila. Her remains have been cremated. The wake was held at the Sampaguita Chapel of the Funeraria Paz at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque, until Tuesday, April 14. A necrological Mass was held at 7:00 p.m. [3]





  1. 1 2 "Former Sampaguita star Tita Muñoz passes away at 82". GMA News.TV. 14 April 2009. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009.
  2. 1 2 Bayani San Diego, Jr. (14 April 2009). "How Tita Muñoz kept her word". Philippine Daily Inquirer . Archived from the original on 16 April 2009.
  3. Ricky Lo (13 April 2009). "Tita Muñoz, 82". The Philippine Star . Retrieved 14 April 2009.
  4. Dialogo, Art (July 2, 1987). "Tele-movie comes of age?". Manila Standard . Standard Publications, Inc. p. 16. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  5. Lam, Lulubelle (5 June 1990). "A real mother's son". Manila Standard . Kagitingan Publications, Inc. p. 27. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

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