Fernando Poe, Jr.
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Fernando Poe, Jr.

Filipino Actor
Male
Born Aug 20, 1939

Ronald Allan Poe y Kelley, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor and Cultural Icon. From the 1950s, Poe played steadfast film heroes who fight for the common man, which won him respect and admiration. He did not complete high school but went on to win numerous awards and prizes as an actor and film director.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1939 Birth Born in 1939.

TWENTIES

1961 22 Years Old He established FPJ productions in 1961 and later organized other film companies such as D'Lanor, JAFERE, and Rosas Productions.
1963 24 Years Old In 1963, he testified against criminal gangs, known as the Big Four, who extorted money from the film industry.
1965 26 Years Old In 1965, he shared the lead in The Ravagers (in the Philippines this is titled "Only the Brave Know Hell"), a film depicting the United States and the Philippines working together against Japanese war time occupation. … Read More
1968 29 Years Old Poe married actress Susan Roces (real name: Jesusa Sonora) in a civil wedding in December 1968. … Read More

FORTIES

1983 44 Years Old Organizers of the nine-day wake claimed numbers as high as two million. The funeral procession drew tens of thousands who crowded the streets of Quezon City, an event that was reminiscent of the funeral processions of Ninoy Aquino in 1983 and matinee idol Julie Vega in 1985. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2003 64 Years Old He accepted nomination in December 2003 and was to be the opposition candidate in the Philippines' 2004 presidential election.
…  During the latter part of his career, Poe was defeated by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the 2004 Philippine presidential elections. … Read More
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