Etang Discher


Etang Discher

Etang Discher (born 1908[1], date of death unknown[2]) (also known as Nena Discher) was a prominent Filipina character film actress frequently cast in villainous roles. Her stern, gaunt Castilian face loomed in many post-war Filipino films, especially soap opera-type dramas. She was the woman Filipino movie audiences loved to hate, often playing a villainous aunt, mother-in-law or even a witch. While her roles were hardly predisposed to have made her a star, she nonetheless was one of the more famous (or infamous) and durable stars of Filipino films. Many of her films were produced by Sampaguita Pictures, the studio under which she was under contract for a significant part of her career.

Discher was born to a German father and a Filipina mother.[citation needed] She began her career in showbusiness as a chorus girl in the bodabil stage shows of Katy de la Cruz.[3] Her son, Panchito, became a famous film comedian in his own right, usually cast as the comedic foil to Dolphy.

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Filmography

  • 1939 -Anak ng Hinagpis [Filippine]
  • 1946 -Alaala Kita [Lvn]
  • 1951 -Reyna Elena [Lvn]
  • 1951 -Bohemyo [Lvn]
  • 1951 -Ang Aking Kahapon [Tamaraw]
  • 1951 -Haring Cobra [Lvn]
  • 1952 -Rebecca [Sampaguita]
  • 1952 -Tia Loleng [Lvn]
  • 1952 -Bakas ng Kahapon [Premiere]
  • 1953 -Dyesebel [Premiere/Manuel Vistan Jr.]
  • 1954 -Musikong Bumbong [Sampaguita]
  • 1954 -Matandang Dalaga [Sampaguita]
  • 1954 -Jack & Jill [Sampaguita]
  • 1954 -Eskandalosa [Ace York]
  • 1954 -Ang Biyenang Hindi Tumatawa [Sampaguita]
  • 1954 -Tres Ojos [Sampaguita]
  • 1954 -Kurdapya [Sampaguita]
  • 1955 -Uhaw sa Pag-ibig [Sampaguita]
  • 1955 -Mariposa [Sampaguita]
  • 1955 -Despatsadora [Sampaguita]
  • 1955 -Kontra Bida [Sampaguita]
  • 1955 -Iyung-Iyo [Sampaguita]
  • 1955 -Bim Bam Bum [Sampaguita]
  • 1956 -Vaccacionista [Sampaguita]
  • 1956 -Kanto Girl [Sampaguita]
  • 1957 -Sino ang Maysala [Vera Perez]
  • 1957 -Bituing Marikit [Sampaguita]
  • 1957 -Diyosa [Sampaguita]
  • 1957 -Hahabul-Habol [Sampaguita]
  • 1957 -Busabos [Sampaguita]
  • 1957 -Paru-Parong Bukid [Sampaguita]
  • 1958 -Mga Reyna ng Vicks [Sampaguita]
  • 1958 -Isang Milyong Kasalanan [Sampaguita]
  • 1958 -Palaboy [Vera-Perez]
  • 1958 -Mapait na Lihim [Sampaguita]
  • 1958 -Baby Bubut [Sampaguita]
  • 1958 -Berdaderong Ginto [Vera-Perez]
  • 1958 -Bobby [Sampaguita]

References

  • Peter Cowie (1977). World Filmography. Tantivy Press 

Notes

  1. ^ Per IMDB
  2. ^ no known date of death, last known film was Karma in 1981. See Fine Film, Bob Castillo, People's Journal, 12 December 1981
  3. ^ Ma. Lourdes Maniquis (1994). "Philippine Theater". In Nicanor Tiongson. CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art. V (1st ed.). Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. pp. 287. ISBN 971-8546-30-8. 

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