Susan Roces’s husband: Who was Fernando Poe Jr.?

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Mike Alquinto/EPA/Shutterstock (7714348b) Filipino Presidential Candidate Fernando Poe Jr and His Wife Susan Roces (r) Wave to Supporters Inside the University of the Philippines Bahay Ng Alumni in Manila Tuesday 09 March 2004 Fpj Revealed His Platform of Government Which Aims to Restore Trust and Confidence in the Government Philippines Fpj Reveals Platform of Government - Mar 2004

Susan Roces’s husband: Who was Fernando Poe Jr.?

Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces has passed away, according to a post by her nephew Lawrence Cruz Sonora on Facebook on Friday, May 20. She was 80.

Susan Rocess dead

Susan, the wife of the Da King Fernando Poe Jr., is the adoptive mother of Senator Grace Poe.

Jesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora-Poe, better known by her screen name Susan Roces, was a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe Jr. She is known for being the “Queen of Philippine Movies” in the 1960s and 1970s

Born to a French American mother of Jewish descent and a mestizo father of Spanish and Chinese descent, Roces is a member of one of the country’s biggest clans, the Locsin family of Negros Occidental (the original origin of the clan is from Iloilo City).

The clan’s eponymous forebear, Wo Sin Lok, was a peddler from Xiamen who emigrated to the Philippines and firstly settled in Molo, Iloilo City (a Chinese district in Iloilo).

He was received into the Catholic Church with the name Agustín Locsín, marrying Cecilia Sayson of Molo. Roces’ sister, Rosemarie Sonora, and niece Sheryl Cruz are also actresses.

Who was Susan Roces’s husband?

Susan Roces was the wife of Fernando Poe Jr., they got married in 1968, and they lived a happy life until Fernando Poe Jr’s death in 2004.

Susan Roces and Fernando Poe jr
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Filipino Presidential Candidate Fernando Poe Jr and His Wife Susan Roces (

Who was Fernando Poe Jr.?

Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, known professionally as Fernando Poe Jr., and often referred to by his initials FPJ, was a Filipino actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and politician. His long and successful career as an action star earned him the nickname “Da King”.

Fernando Poe Jr

Ronald Allan “Ronnie” Kelley Poe was the son of Filipino actor Fernando Poe Sr., born Allan Fernando Poe y Reyes), a Spanish mestizo from San Carlos, Pangasinan and Elizabeth “Bessie” Kelley, an Irish American mestiza. He was born in Manila on August 20, 1939.

His parents were not legally married when he was born, they were later married in 1940. In 2004, Poe’s political opponents tried to derail his bid for the 2004 Philippine presidency when they sought to disqualify him as an illegitimate son of a non-Filipino mother.

He was the second among six siblings and it from his brother Andy (born Fernando Poe II), whose given name Poe used as his own professional name, to bank on the popularity of his father who was a top actor in his time. Conrad Poe was Poe’s half-brother, the illegitimate son of Fernando Poe Sr. and actress Patricia Mijares.

Pou is the original spelling of the family’s surname from his paternal grandfather, playwright Lorenzo Pou, a Catalan migrant from Majorca, Spain, who ventured into mining and business in the Philippines.

In 1953, Poe finished his primary education at San Beda College, Lepanto. For high school, he went to San Sebastian College. He continued his education at Mapua Institute of Technology and University of the East and took the course theater arts.

When his father died from rabies at age 34, Poe became the family’s breadwinner. In order to support his family, he dropped out of the University of the East during his sophomore year.

Did Susan Roces and Fernando Poe Jr had kids?

Susan Roces Poe and her husband, Fernando Poe jr had one daughter called Grace Poe. Grace Poe was born in 1968 in Jaro, Philippines.

Susan Roces's husband: Who was Fernando Poe Jr.?

What was Susan Roces cause of death?

Circumstances surrounding the death of Susan Roces cause were not stated to the public at the time of this publication.

Susan Rice’s cause obituary and funeral arrangements will be released to the public by the family.

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