| Actor, Businessman|
Charito Malarky (m. 1964)
| Jose Gonzales|
Amy, Susie, Tessie
| Jose Mari Gonzales|
June 15, 1942 (age 73) (1942-06-15) Tacloban, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Cristina Gonzales, Ana Margarita Gonzales
Cristina Gonzales, Ana Margarita Gonzales, Tony Cayado, Charito Malarky
Jose Mari Gonzales Wikipedia
José Mari Gonzáles, or José Mari (born June 15, 1942), is a Filipino former actor, matinee idol and politician.
Gonzáles entered the movies at the age of 17 in the late 1950s. He appeared in Ulilang Anghel (1958), Tawag Ng Tanghalan (1958), Mga Anghel Sa Lansangan (1959), Handsome (1959) and Baby Face (1959). He became a matinee idol in Sampaguita Pictures in movies such as Beatnik (1960) with Susan Roces, Joey, Eddie, Lito (1961) with Eddie Gutiérrez and Lito Legaspi, Operatang Sampay Bakod (1961) with Amalia Fuentes and Dolphy, Tindahan Ni Aling Epang (1961) with Liberty Ilagan, Kaming Mga Talyada (1962) where he played gay roles together with Juancho Gutiérrez, Dindo Fernando and Barbara Pérez among others.
In the 1960s, he was paired with Liberty Ilagan as a "loveteam" in Sampaguita Pictures movies. Larry Santiago Productions continued their team-up in the 1966 picture Dearest One.
In 1971, Gonzáles was elected the first president of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI).
Gonzáles produced the first single "Enveloped Ideas" of The Dawn in 1987.
In 2005, Gonzáles was inducted in the Eastwood City Walk of Fame in Eastwood City, Quezon City.
Gonzáles was born in Tacloban City. He studied in De La Salle College in Manila. His major was Electronics and Communication Engineering.
He is married to Charito Malarky, a former model of Spanish and British ancestry. Their paths first crossed when she was twelve and he, seventeen. He is the father of actresses Cristina Gonzáles (wife of Mayor Alfred Romualdez) and Ana Margarita Gonzáles.
During the term of President Cory Aquino, Gonzales was made the Director of the Bureau of Broadcast. In 1994, he was appointed as RPN 9's top honcho. As a TV executive, he reinvented the telenovela's Marimar and La Traidora, dubbed to Tagalog.
In 1998, he ran for Congressman as an independent candidate and won in San Juan, Metro Manila.1968 Operation: Discotheque
1966 Viva Ranchera
1965 Ana Roberta
1965 Maria Cecilia
1964 Show Business
1964 Let's Go
1964 The Nite Owl
1963 Ako'y Ibigin Mo, Dalagang Matapang
1963 King and Queen for a Day
1963 Amaliang Mali-Mali vs. Susanang Daldal
1963 Dance O-Rama
1962 Barilan Sa Baboy Kural
1962 The Big Broadcast
1962 Kaming mga Talyada
1962 Pitong Kalbaryo ni Inang
1961 Joey, Eddie, Lito
1960 7 Amores
1960 Amy, Susie, & Tessie
1959 Baby Face
1958 Tawag ng Tanghalan
1958 Ulilang Angel