Mila del Sol
Filipino actor
Mila del Sol
Clarita Rivera Villarba, better known as Mila del Sol, is a Filipina film actress and entrepreneur. Del Sol was born in Tondo, Manila. She gained fame in her very first lead role in the 1939 film Giliw Ko. She had been discovered by LVN Pictures President Doña Sisang de Leon, who insisted in casting her over the objections of the film's director, who felt she was too young for the part.
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Name calling among the stars - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
They also boasted quite formal screen names: Paraluman, Mila del Sol, Carmen Rosales, Rogelio de la Rosa, Delia Razon, Gloria Romero, Nida Blanca, Susan Roces, Amalia Fuentes. A shift was observed in the 1970s when names sounded more relaxed,
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Title role for Jaime de la Rosa - Philippine Star
Google News - almost 6 years
His other title roles included Aladin, Donato, Hukom Roldan, Kumander 13, Gitano, Virtuoso, Haring Solomon at Reyna Sheba (sharing the title roles with Mila del Sol). In 1953, Premiere borrowed Jaime from LVN to play leading man to Edna Luna in
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A party of 'Golden Girls' - Inquirer.net
Google News - almost 6 years
AS THE birthday cake announced, LVN movie queen Mila del Sol's age is “Forever 45.” But, she quipped, “If you insist, I may be tempted to reveal my real age: 46.” On May 12, the inimitable Ms. Mila, local movies' original Sarong
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DE GUZMAN, with Angel Esmeralda and Doña Sisang. - Inquirer.net
Google News - almost 6 years
Among them: “Princesa ng Kumintang,” starring Mila del Sol and Angel Esmeralda, and “Sawing Gantimpala,” with Del Sol, Ely Ramos and Tita Duran. But, she didn't believe that De Guzman could direct a film! But, when it opened, “Probinsyana” struck it
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 90
    In December 2014, the Congress of the Philippines passed Resolution No. 165, honoring Mila del Sol “for her contributions to the movie industry and to Philippine society in general”.
    More Details Hide Details The Resolution said in part that “Ms. Mila del Sol proved that poverty should not be a hindrance but an inspiration to improve one's status in life” and that “her businesses and various foundations that employ and extend benefits to those who are in need and have less in life are proofs of Ms. Mila del Sol's unwavering commitment to contribute to the improvement of Philippine society." Del Sol was born into poverty in Tondo, Manila at the Mary Johnston Hospital, in the free ward. Her father, Amado C. Rivera, worked at the internal revenue service during the day, and was a waiter at night. He served as a guerilla in the Philippines during World War II. Her mother, Lorenza Villarba, stayed at home to raise eight children. Del Sol attended Malate Primary School, San Andres Elementary, and Intramuros Intermediate School. She could not go to high school, since she had to start working, at the age of 12. She later attended Hollywood High School in the 1950s, after the birth of her third child. She took some courses at Los Angeles City College and Ateneo de Manila University.
  • 2007
    Age 83
    Del Sol is mother of Filipina actress and television host Jeanne Young, grandmother of actor Onemig Bondoc, 2007 Rock Awards Guitarist of the Year Ira Cruz, and Philippine Congressman Gustavo Tambunting of Parañaque City, mother in law of Alex "Bones" Cruz (founder of iconic Filipino rock bands Juan de la Cruz and Anak Bayan), sister of actresses Gloria Imperial and Guia Imperial, sister of TV News Anchor, Duds Rivera, aunt of the Arroyo administration Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 40
    In 1964, del Sol founded Superior Maintenance Services, which has employed over 100,000 people, and continues to be managed by her grandchildren.
    More Details Hide Details Del Sol chairs the Pagasa ng Kabataan Foundation, which provides scholarships to indigent youth, and affordable housing to the elderly, and the Mila del Sol & Eddie Romero Fund for Community Development, which supports nonprofits and non-governmental organizations focused on local improvement. Del Sol has also been an active member or officer of several philanthropic organizations, including Lion's Club, Mowelfund, the Philippine National Red Cross, and the Rotary Club.
    She began her career as an entrepreneur in 1964, and focused on philanthropic work from the 1970s onward.
    More Details Hide Details Pope Francis imparted the Apostolic Blessing upon del Sol on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 36
    Del Sol retired from films to raise a family in the 1950s, but staged a comeback in 1960 with two films released that year, Pakipot and Tatlong Magdalena.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she starred in an international production, Espionage Far East, and later starred in a long-running television series.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Born
    Born on May 12, 1923.
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