Who were the action stars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s?

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Who were the action stars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 13:33

Who is the best action star in the Philippines?
Sino ang mga action stars sa Pilipinas?

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Before Bong Revilla and Robin

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 13:34

Before Bong Revilla and Robin Padilla became big action stars, the 1980s were the golden years of action movies, dominated by the following action actors.  These actors became so popular that one of them became a president and another nearly became a president.

Many of these action stars have already passed away.

Fernando Poe Jr. (Ang Panday), a few months after losing in the 2004 presidential election, died at the age of 65 on December 14, 2004.  Rudy Fernandez (Baby Ama) died at the age of 56 on June 7, 2008. Jess Lapid Sr. (Kardong Kidlat) died in 1968.  Eddie Fernandez (The Accused) died in 1969.

Bernard Bonin (Palos) died at the age of 71 in November 2009. 

Ace Vergel (Anak ng Cabron) died at the age of 55 on December 15, 2007, after suffering from heart attack.

Vic Vargas (Gamu-gamo sa Pugad Lawin) died at the age of 64 on July 19, 2003.  Rod Navarro died at the age of 73 in April 2003.  Jun Aristorenas (Apat na Bagwis) died at the age of 67

Ramon Zamora (Pedro Penduko) died at the age of 72 on August 26, 2007.  Anthony Alonzo (Dugong Pusakal) died at the age of 50 on October 9, 1998 because of skin cancer.

Weng Weng (Agent 00) died at age of 34 on August 29, 1992.

Major action stars who have made it to politics include Joseph Estrada, a former president and Ramon Bong Revilla Sr., a former senator.  His son, Bong Revilla Jr. is also a senator.  Lito Lapid is another incumbent senator.  Rey Malonzo became a mayor of Caloocan City.

Action stars in the 1970s and 1980s who are still around include Dante Varona (Indio), Tony Ferrer (Agent X44), Jess Lapid Jr., Dante Varona, and Efren Reyes Jr. (Utol).