The Philippine movie industry suffered another loss with the death of veteran actor Luis Gonzales shortly before midnight yesterday.
He died of complications from pneumonia at about 11:30 p.m.
Gonzales was a stalwart of Sampaguita Pictures and had appeared in films opposite Gloria Romero and the late Nida Blanca (Dorothy Jones).
Gonzales showed his versatility by appearing in action, comedy, drama, musical and romance films in the 1950s and 1960s.
Among the films he starred in were:
Action: Bumunot Ka't Lumaban (1964), Double Cross (1960), Iukit Mo Sa Bala, JR
Comedy: Boksingera Daw (1956), Despatsadora (1955), Fighting Waray sa Ilocos (1964), Ismol Bat Teribol (1957), Pilya (1954), Salamat Po Doktor (1960), Sinisinta Kita (1963), Wen Manang (1961)
Drama: Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig (1954), Apat ang Anak ni David (1963), Bulung-Bulungan (1962), Colegiala (1957), Eilizabeth (1968), Iginuhit ng Tadhana (1965), Ikaw ang Aking Buhay (1959), Ipagdarasal Kita (1960), Kahit ang Mundo'y Magunaw, Pagdating ng Takipsilim (1956), Pasang Krus (1957), Sino ang Maysala (1957), Teresa (1956)
Fantasy: Nagkita si Kerubin at Tulisang Pugot (1954)
Musical: Just Married, Do Not Disturb (1972)
Romance: A Gift of Love (1972), Always in My Heart (1971), And God Smiled at Me (1972), Winter Holiday (1972)