On screen, she has starred with the leading men of her time, including Joseph Estrada, who later became a Philippine president. She also co-starred with international movie stars like Don Johnson and Sajid Khan in the early 1970s. Also known as the Lady with the Golden Voice, Nora has recorded more than two dozen albums and scores of hit singles. In addition, she has received countless gold and platinum record awards, and a handful of music industry recognition. Handog, her first major concert at the 17,000-plus capacity Araneta Coliseum in 1991, reportedly equalled the feats established by foreign acts such as The Beatles and Frank Sinatra in terms of concert attendance at the said venue. Aunor, who used to sell cold water in the railroad tracks of Iriga City, rose to fame in 1967 when she won in a national amateur singing contest called Tawag ng Tanghalan. Aunor carries the distinction of hosting the longest-running musical variety show in Philippine television.
Her show Superstar ran for 22 years. In 2002, Aunor made her first soap opera, entitled, Bituin, that was aired on ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network. A mother of five, her marriage to another multi-awarded local actor, Christopher de Leon, was annulled in the late 1990s. Although she retains her Philippine citizenship, Aunor has spent much of her time in recent years in California, where she has a home. From 2004 to the present, she has headlined several sold-out concerts in key U.S.
cities. In 2004, the dynamic San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, declared Nora's birthday, May 21, as Nora Aunor Day in the City and County of San Francisco. She was honored for her numerous achievements as a multi-media artist as proven by the awards she has received from Philippine and international award-giving bodies and also for her goodwill visit to her numerous fans in San Francisco through her series of concerts. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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