Name Susan Roces
Children Grace Poe
|Years active 1952–present|
|Full Name Jesusa Purificacion Sonora|
Born July 28, 1941 (age 82) (1941-07-28) Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Relatives Rosemarie Sonora (sister)Sheryl Cruz (niece)
Spouse Fernando Poe, Jr. (m. 1968–2004)
Siblings Rosemarie Sonora, Teresita Sonora
Awards PMPC Star Awards for TV Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Movies and TV shows Walang Hanggan, Babaeng Hampaslupa, Pilipinas Kong Mahal, Kill Barbara with Panic, Inday - Inday Sa Balitaw
Similar People Fernando Poe - Jr, Grace Poe, Amalia Fuentes, Gloria Romero, Rosemarie Sonora
Susan Roces praises actress Bea Alonzo
Jesusa Purificacion Sonora (born July 28, 1941), better known as Susan Roces, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. Following the death of her husband in 2004, Roces became a rallying point for the political opposition.
- Susan Roces praises actress Bea Alonzo
- Scene from Gumising ka Maruja Susan Roces FAMAS best actress
- FPJs legacy
She was also one of the main cast members of John En Shirley, a comedy show that aired on ABS-CBN till October 2007.
Scene from "Gumising ka Maruja"-Susan Roces FAMAS best actress.
Born to a French American mother of Jewish descent and a Filipino father of Spanish and Chinese descent, Roces is a member of one of the country’s biggest clans, the Locsin family of Negros Occidental. Their forebear Wo Sin Lok, a peddler from Amoy, had himself baptised into the Catholic Church as Agustin Locsin and married Cecilia Sayson of Molo.
Roces's sister, Rosemarie Sonora, and niece Sheryl Cruz are also actresses.
Roces married Fernando Poe, Jr. and they have an adopted daughter, former MTRCB Chairperson and now Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares.
On June 29, 2005, she was one of the key figures calling for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In a fiery speech, she claimed that "She stole the presidency not once, but twice!"
On September 29, 2007, ABS-CBN acquired the exclusive rights to the movie library of Poe after Roces signed the contract. ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez III, Cory Vidanes, Senior Vice President of TVP Production, and Poe’s daughter Grace Poe-Llamanzares were present.
On December 14, 2007, Roces led the annual memorial rites for her husband by leading a mass visit to his tomb. Small Christmas cards that read "Dear Uncle Ronnie, I love you, I miss you" were placed near flowers on Poe's tomb.
On December 23, 2007, 9:30 p.m. Alay ni Da King: a Fernando Poe, Jr. Special was shown in ABS-CBN Channel 2 and was hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Roces contributed on the feature of their married life. A 38-minute music video was also shown featuring various scenes from several Poe's movies, a project Poe himself had just finished working on before he died.