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Nida Blanca

Dorothy Acueza Jones, (January 6, 1936 – November 7, 2001) popularly known by her stage name Nida Blanca, was a Filipina actress. She starred in over 163 movies and 14 television shows and received over 16 awards for movies and six awards for television during her 50-year film career. She was named one of 15 Best Actress of all Time by YES magazine. Born as Dorothy Acueza Jones in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines (then a U.S. territory) to an American soldier father and a Filipina mother, she appeared in her first film at age 14. Actress Delia Razon successfully urged the head of LVN Pictures, Doña Sisang de Leon to hire Blanca. She was screen tested on October 6, 1950 by LVN Pictures where she reigned as queen for more than a decade, doing mostly comedies opposite the late Nestor de Villa. In the movies, she has played everything from a guy-punching lesbian to a nun. She also starred in the hit TV comedy series, John En Marsha, where she played the wife who sticks by her poor husband despite her rich mother's constant harping. In 1958, she appeared opposite her contemporary, noted singer/actress Sylvia La Torre, and Leroy Salvador, in the LVN movie Tuloy ang Ligaya. Blanca was married twice. She separated from her first husband, Victorino Torres when their daughter Kaye was only two years old. She later married her second husband Roger Lawrence Strunk (1940-2007), an American singer and actor, known by his screen name, Rod Lauren in Las Vegas in 1979. The couple relocated to Manila.

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Jan 6, 1936
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sa Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas
Latest Project:
Movie If You Were a Dream 2002-01-30
Known For
Poster of Pido Dida 3: May Kambal Na
Poster of Pangako ng puso
Poster of Rosenda
Poster of Sa Hirap at Ginhawa
Movie Sa Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas 2022
Movie If You Were a Dream Fairy 2002-01-30
Movie Abakada.. Ina Unknown 2001-04-14
Movie Luv Text Cielito 2001-06-20
Movie Ano Bang Meron Ka? Mother Tering 2001-11-14
Movie Soltera Sandra's Mother 1999-07-28
Movie Mula Sa Puso Carmen 1999-02-10
Movie Mother Ignacia: Ang Uliran Unknown 1998-10-20
Movie Enter Love Unknown 1998-12-02
Movie Hiling Lola Melyang 1998-12-18
Movie Woman Unknown 1997-12-25
Movie Phil-American Boy Unknown 1997-01-01
Movie April Boys: Sana'y mahalin mo rin ako Unknown 1996-03-02
Movie The Stepmother Fides 1996-08-14
Movie Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure Lola Binyang 1996-10-02
Movie Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie Unknown 1995-03-29
Movie Hataw Na Connie Tejeros 1995-09-13
Movie Pinagbiyak Na Bunga: Lookalayk Dorie 1994-01-01
Movie Vampira Unknown 1994-10-26
Movie Pido Dida 3: May Kambal Na Unknown 1993-04-11
Movie Di na Natuto (Sorry na, Puwede ba?) Unknown 1993-11-25
Movie Humanda Ka Mayor! Bahala Na Ang Diyos 1993-11-15
Movie Kadenang Bulaklak Elsa Abolencia 1993-11-06
Movie Tayong Dalawa Unknown 1992-03-15
Movie Mahal Kita Walang Iba Fidela 1992-04-21
Movie Shake, Rattle & Roll IV Dean Bautista (segment "Ang Guro") 1992-12-25
Movie Darna Isabel 1991-12-25
Movie John en Marsha ngayon '91 Unknown 1991-01-16
Movie Hot Summer Sonia 1990-01-01
Movie Pangako ng puso Unknown 1990-02-19
Movie Impaktita Aling Clara 1989-06-15
Movie Rosenda Mameng 1989-10-12
Movie Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos Unknown 1988-02-04
Movie Love Letters Unknown 1988-07-21
Movie Family Tree Nitang 1987-01-01
Movie Kid, Huwag Kang Susuko Unknown 1987-07-02
Movie Ako Si Kiko, Ako Si Kikay 1987-08-28
Movie Magdusa Ka! Aling Toyang 1986-10-22
Movie John en Marsha Tnt sa Amerika Unknown 1986-02-28
Movie John en Marsha '85 sa Probinsya Unknown 1985-01-18
Movie Miguelito Auring 1985-06-14
Movie Like Father, Like Son Emily 1985-08-29
Movie Sa Hirap at Ginhawa Miss Amor 1984-11-29
Movie Anak Ni Waray Vs Anak Ni Biday Visayan Inday Waray 1984-10-12
Movie Always in My Heart Unknown 1983-06-01
Movie Saan Darating Ang Umaga? Lorrie Rodrigo 1983-08-11
Movie Forgive and Forget Nelly 1982-06-11
Movie Dancing Master 2: Macao Connection Unknown 1982-09-18
Movie The Quick Brown Fox Unknown 1980-06-11
Movie Dancing Master Unknown 1979-05-31
Movie Annie Batungbakal 1979-09-14
Movie John and Marsha '77 Unknown 1977-10-17
Movie Sa Kisame Street Nena 1976-12-25
Movie John and Marsha sa Amerika (Part Two) Unknown 1975-04-12
Movie Ang Darling ko'y Aswang Unknown 1975-07-25
Movie John and Marsha 1974-06-23
Movie Mabilis... Paa at Kamay Unknown 1964-10-16
Movie Isputnik vs. Darna Isputnik 1963-08-12
Movie Si Adiang Waray Adiang Waray 1963-04-12
Movie Bulung-Bulungan Unknown 1962-09-11
Movie Walang Sisihan 1961-10-06
Movie Anak ni Waray Luping 1958-12-31
Movie Tuloy ang Ligaya Unknown 1958-05-24
Movie Kalyehera 1957-05-09
Movie Talusaling Julieta 1955-01-01
Movie Darling Ko Unknown 1955-03-06
Movie Ang Ibong Adarna Unknown 1955-07-04
Movie Ikaw Kasi 1955-03-06
Movie Waray-Waray 1954-04-02
Movie Galawgaw Pilar 1954-12-16
Movie Tumbalik na Daigdig Unknown 1953-03-21
Movie Squatters Unknown 1953-09-12
Movie Batangueña Unknown 1953-08-29
Movie Tia Loleng Unknown 1952-02-20