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Alma Bella
Birth: Mar. 13, 1910
Batangas, Philippines
Death: May 11, 2012
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actress. A Filipina starlet who got her start in silent films, she was perhaps her country's leading movie sex kitten for a generation. Born to a family of wealth and position, she was drawn to the stage after attending a London performance of "Hamlet" at 17. Alma made her silver screen debut in the 1932 "Sa Pinto ng Langit" then went on to appearances in roughly 20 features including "Ama" (1936) and 1938's "Ang Batang Tulisan", along the way having a box office rivalry with the equally attractive Angelita Rey. Alma worked in France and Germany as well as in her native land, earned her final credit with the 1951 "Irog, Paalam", and from the late 1940s on was a fixture of Manhattan high society. She became an American citizen in 1962, was a benefactor of various museums and galleries, was active in Republican politics, and died of the infirmities of advanced age. Excerpts from some of her performances have been preserved. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
Burial:
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: May 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90375490
Alma Bella
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
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