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Teresita "Tita Durán" Durango (1929–1991) was a Filipina
Filipino people
The Filipino people or Filipinos are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the islands of the Philippines. There are about 92 million Filipinos in the Philippines, and about 11 million living outside the Philippines ....

 film actress who began as a child actress
Child actor
The term child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion, the latter is also called a former child actor...

. She was the first ever successful child star of Philippine cinema.

Actor Pancho Magalona
Pancho Magalona
Enrique "Pancho" Magalona, Jr. — was a Philippine actor from the 1940s to the 1970s.-Early life:Born Enrique Gayoso Magalona, Jr. on 1921 in the southern Philippine province of Negros Occidental and was the son of Philippine Senator Enrique B. Magalona, Sr.-Personal life:Pancho and his real life...

 was her husband
Husband
A husband is a male participant in a marriage. The rights and obligations of the husband regarding his spouse and others, and his status in the community and in law, vary between cultures and has varied over time...

. She is the mother of the late Filipino rapper Francis Magalona
Francis Magalona
Francis Michael Durango Magalona , also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, MC The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. He was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over to the mainstream...

 and grandmother to Maxene Magalona
Maxene Magalona
Maxene Sofia Maria Arroyo Magalona is a Filipina actress born to a prominent showbiz family. She is known for her portrayal as Vivian Salvador in the GMA's soap My Lover, My Wife.-Personal life:...

 who, as a child, showed a striking resemblance.

Durán joined a movie in her earliest career as an 8 yr old child who abandoned by their mother in 1936 family-drama of Awit ng mga Ulila, aka The Songs of the Orphans.

In 1938, Sampaguita Pictures
Sampaguita Pictures
Sampaguita Pictures was a Philippine film production company. It was named for the Philippine National Flower, Sampaguita. The company has been long-defunct since the 1980s with Mike de Leon's classic "Batch '81" being the last film released...

 spotted the child and cast her in a tear-jerker movie of Inang Mahal aka (Dear Mother). Her second movie in Sampaguita was Ang Magsasampaguita (The Sampaguita Vendor).

Durán made two movies under LVN Pictures
LVN Pictures
LVN Pictures, Inc. is one of the biggest film studios in the history of Philippine cinema and its foremost establishment in motion picture post-production until 2005...

 and it was Pangarap (Dream) and Sawing Gantimpala (Lost Prize) both in 1940.

After World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, she made a comeback in her studio Sampaguita Pictures
Sampaguita Pictures
Sampaguita Pictures was a Philippine film production company. It was named for the Philippine National Flower, Sampaguita. The company has been long-defunct since the 1980s with Mike de Leon's classic "Batch '81" being the last film released...

. She joined in a war film
War film
War films are a film genre concerned with warfare, usually about naval, air or land battles, sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, military training or other related subjects. At times war films focus on daily military or civilian life in wartime without depicting battles...

 with Carmen Rosales
Carmen Rosales
Januaria Keller was a noted pre-WWII Filipina actress better known as Carmen Rosales and Mameng and is noted for her skill in acting and sweet voice.-Personal life:...

 entitled Guerilyera and typecasted in numerous musical films paired by some of the Sampaguita's finest actor.

After her last movie in Sampaguita Isang Halik Mo Pancho, she made Maria Went to Town under Deegar Cinema Inc.

Filmography



  • 1936 -Awit ng mga Ulila
  • 1936 -Sa Paanan ng Krus
  • 1937 -Milagro ng Nazareno sa Quiapo
  • 1937 -Anak ng Kadiliman
  • 1938 -Inang Mahal
  • 1938 -Alipin ng Palad
  • 1938 -Mariang Alimango
  • 1938 -Ang Pusong Wasak
  • 1939 -Anak ng Hinagpis
  • 1939 -Tatlong Pagkabirhen
  • 1939 –Tunay na Ina
  • 1939 -Palaboy ng Diyos
  • 1939 -Ang Magsasampaguita
  • 1940 -Awit ng Magulang
  • 1940 -Pangarap
  • 1940 -Lihim ng Lumang Simbahan
  • 1940 -Sa Duyang ng Pagmamahal
  • 1940 -Sawing Gantimpala
  • 1940 -Bahaghari

  • 1941 -Panambitan
  • 1941 -Paraiso
  • 1946 -Guerilyera
  • 1946 -Maynila
  • 1947 -Lantang Asahar
  • 1947 -Ang Kapilya sa Daangbakal
  • 1947 -Dahil sa Ina
  • 1948 -Ang Anak ng Dagat
  • 1948 -Pamana ng Tulisan
  • 1948 -Bulaklak na Walang Pangalan
  • 1948 -Dahil sa Iyo
  • 1948 -Tatlong Puso
  • 1948 -Maharlika
  • 1949 -Always kay ganda mo
  • 1949 -Ulilang Kalapati
  • 1949 -Tala sa Umaga
  • 1949 -Milagro ng Birhen ng mga Rosas
  • 1949 -Sa Piling Mo

  • 1950 -Huwag ka ng Magtampo!
  • 1950 -Umaga na Giliw
  • 1950 -Kay Ganda mo Neneng
  • 1951 -Kasintahan sa Pangarap
  • 1952 -Barbaro
  • 1952 -Buhay Pilipino
  • 1952 -Cumbanchera
  • 1953 -Ang Ating Pag-ibig
  • 1953 -Sa Isang Sulyap mo Tita
  • 1953 -Vod-A-Vil
  • 1954 -Sa Isang Halik mo Pancho
  • 1955 -Maria Went to Town
  • 1956 -Mr. & Mrs.
  • 1957 -Bicol Express
  • 1957 -Yaya Maria
  • 1958 -Tatak ni Solomon