Mr. & Ms. Vol. 25 No. 50, April16, 2002
On the Cover: Tony dela Cruz, Mike Hrabak and Pia Guanio
Events that happened on April 16
1594 – The Cofraternidad de la Santa Misericordia, a charitable institution, was established in Manila.
1837 – The Philippine representation to the Cortes, the Spanish lawmaking body, was abolished.
1902 – General Miguel Malvar surrendered to the Americans.
Personalities and celebrities born on April 16:
1845 – Antonio Ma. Regidor, lawyer, nationalist and founder of the La Asemblea Filipina (Kapulungang Bayan) (d. December 28, 1910).
1876 – Alejandro Roces Sr, “Father of Modern Philippine Journalism” (d. June 1943).
1960 – Ustadz Wahab Akbar, politician and lawmaker – in Lantawan, Basilan (d. November 13, 2007).
Portrait of Janet Gaynor on the cover ofScreen Play (April 1933).
One of the most successful actresses of the silent film era is Janet Gaynor (1906-1984). In 1928, Gaynor was the first to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayals in the films Seventh Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) and Street Angel (1928). Her success and fame continued to the onset of the talking films, and her performance in A Star is Born (1937) was unforgettable. Gaynor belongs to a rare breed of film artists that succeeded during the film industry’s transformation. For many years, she was the lead actress of Fox Studio: Sunny Side Up (1929), Delicious (1931), Merely Mary Ann (1931), Adorable (1933), State Fair (1933), and The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935), where Henry Fonda was introduced as her leading man. o O o