Abelardo was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Film Academy of the Philippines in 1985 for his outstanding contributions to the movie industry. In 1939 he was recruited to work in Sampaguita Pictures by Pedro Vera, a provincemate who was one of the founders of the studio.He received the Natatanging Gawad Urian from the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino in 1990 for his outstanding achievements in film. He started as a clapper boy in the films of director Carlos Vander Tolosa.When she was 12, her family migrated to the United States. Aguirre won the Citizens’ Award for Television (CAT) as best supporting actress for Si Tatang Kasi in 1970. Later, she appeared in the films of Sampaguita Pictures. Since then, he has appeared in many films and has been known as Dolphy’s sparring partner. They received no formal training in animation, but learned it on their own, through readings and practice. Her parents are Alfredo Hernandez and Lourdes Anderson Viana. Alonzo was briefly enrolled at the Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT), and, at one time was a Philippine Airlines flight attendant.She returned briefly in 1960 to do some teen movies with Jose Mari in Love At First Sight and Amalia Fuentes and Susan Roces in Amy, Susie, Tessie, before she married and settled in the United States for good. She was nominated by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) as best supporting actress twice, for Kundiman ng Lahi (Kundiman of the Race), 1959, and Mahal Kita, Inay (I Love You, Mother), 1962. Among her early movies was Donata, 1968, where she played the role of the girl who grew up to be Gina Pareño. Some of his memorable movies are Kalabog en Bosyo (Kalabog and Bosyo), 1950; Eca Babagot (Don’t You Dare), 1961; Buhay Artista (An Artist’s Life) and Dakilang Tanga (The Great Idiot), 1968; and Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko (The Mysterious World of Pedro Penduko), 1973. In the clay animation company they set up, Miguel and Juan serve as director and design engineer, respectively. Introduced in Kwatang, 1967, Lea Productions soon signed her up as a contract actor.He was documentary photographer for the Department of Public Information in 1974 and stillman for the American produciton Hit Woman in 1976. He married Maria Saret, who is also a movie director.Abaya has won awards both for his work in film editing and cinematography. He was educated at San Miguel Elementary School in Bulacan and Manila High School.In March 1988, it set up a theater company which produced a play, Manly-linlang (Filipino adaptation of Norman, Is That You? The AWF is recognized by the Film Academy of the Philippines as an educational entity for its actors and is a member of the FAP Board of Governors. Her other movies include Mapuputing Kamay (The White Hands), Anak ng Espada (The Child of the Sword), Munting Koronel (Little Colonel), and Kerubin (Cherub). She married actor Miguel Anzures and together they appeared in several movies before the war. Her other prewar movies are: Mapait na Lihim (Bitter Secret), 1938, with Rosario Moreno; Pasang Krus (Bearing the Cross), 1939, with Corazon Noble and Rogelio de la Rosa; Gabay ng Magulang (A Parent’s Guide), 1939, with Yolanda Marquez; Walang Tahanan (No Place to Call Home), 1939, with Carlos Padilla Sr.; and Takip-Silim (Twilight), 1939, the picture that launched the famous love team of Carmen Rosales and Rogelio de la Rosa. She was part of the cast of Sebya, Mahal Kita (Sebya, I Love You), which started as a radio show over DZXL and was later made into a movie by LVN in 1957. She married actor Michael de Mesa with whom she has three sons. Alajar was only eight years old when she auditioned for Lea Productions ’ Kaibigan Ko ang Santo Niño (The Holy Infant is My Friend), 1967. He performed at the Orient Theater together with Pilita and Dolphy, among others, in 1945. and Rolinda Alcazaren, the two brothers finished elementary and high school at the Don Bosco Technical College.
In May 1985, the Actors Workshop became a private foundation and opened its doors also to nonprofessional actors and other acting enthusiasts.
He studied at De La Salle Greenhills from grade school to high school.
Abaya and Catalina Roxas, he is married to movie director Marilou Diaz-Abaya with whom he has two children.
The Citizens Council for Mass Media (CCMM) honored him for best cinematography for A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, 1965.
He received the Natatanging Gawad Urian in 1983 for his outstanding contributions to Philippine cinema, and the Film Academy Achievement Award in 1992. Pareja ACTORS WORKSHOP FOUNDATION (AWF) A nonstock, nonprofit foundation, the AWF aims to provide training to actors through workshops.