Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6

Celebrity World Vol. 4 No. 187, March 6, 1995
On the Cover: Taiwanese Martial-artist and actress Cynthia Khan (real name Yang Li-tsing).
Events that happened on March 6
1946 – The University of Santo Tomas Hospital was inaugurated.
1947 – President Manuel A. Roxas declared the Huks as an illegal group organized to commit sedition and overthrow the established government.
1951 – Fort Santiago in Manila was declared a national shrine by Republic Act No. 597
The entrance arch of the Baluarte de Santiago (Fort Santiago).

Personalities and celebrities born on March 6:
1938 – Armando Ramos, singer, actor and “Prince of Kundiman” – in Tondo, Manila.
1954 – Chanda Valenzuela Romero, actress – in Cagayan de Oro. 
1970 – Gretchen Barretto, actress and model – in Cebu City.

Gretchen Barretto
on the covers of Kirot Komiks (February 11, 1996) and Metro Society (February 2011).

1988 – Isabelle (Ysabel) Diaz Daza, model and television host – in Manila.
Isabelle Daza
on the covers of Rogue (May 2012) and Cosmopolitan Philippines (April 2013)

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the Vampire Slayer
on the cover of Entertainment Weekly
(March 6 1998)

Picture Trivia
          In 1995, at the age of 18, Sarah Michelle Gellar won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Kendall Hart in the TV series All My Children. In that same year, she left the series.
          Did you know how many times Gellar auditioned for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997? Gellar first auditioned for the supporting role of Cordelia. She did 11 screen tests before she was finally chosen to play the lead character of Buffy.
          The series lasted seven seasons totaling 144 episodes, and made Gellar and the character Buffy cult icons in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Even in the Philippines, TV viewers followed the adventures of Buffy, the teenage hero who fought vampires and other supernatural creatures.         
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