Rudy Robles born Pastor Lluviosa Robles (29 April 1910 – 11 August 1970) was a Filipino film and television actor. He was one of the first Filipino actors to appear in Hollywood movies.
|Died||11 August 1970 60) (aged|
|Other names||Ruby Robles|
Robles was born in Tacloban. He began his schooling in the Philippines and then emigrated to the United States. He completed high school and college in California, where he excelled in debating and acting. Producer Samuel Goldwyn reportedly discovered and gave him the screen name Rudy Robles, whilst he was working as a bellhop at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Hollywood.
His credits include pre- and post-World War II films, as Lt. Yabo in The Real Glory, starring Gary Cooper and David Niven. Among his uncredited roles are The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942), Wake Island (1942), Manila Calling (1942) and played a Filipino assassin in the 1942 film Across the Pacific.
During World War II Robles entered the US Army and served in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines with the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment rising to the rank of First Sergeant. After the war Robles was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Civil Affairs where he contracted Filipino entertainers for the US military; he returned to the US and civilian life in February 1946.
In addition to appearing in several Hollywood films such as Nocturne (1946), Singapore (1947), starring Ava Gardner and Fred McMurray and Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God, Robles returned to the Philippines, where he raised a family and started to produce, direct and star in his own films. One of his last on-screen appearances was in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1956.
On 11 August 1970, Robles died in Manila at the age of 60.
|1939||The Real Glory||Lt. Yabo||Credited as Ruby Robles|
|1940||South of Pago Pago||Luna|
|1941||The Blonde from Singapore||Servant||Uncredited|
|1941||Honolulu Lu||Elevator Boy||Uncredited|
|1942||Blue, White and Perfect||Kali - Chauffeur||Uncredited|
|1942||Song of the Islands||Akomi - Native Boy||Uncredited|
|1942||The Adventures of Martin Eden||San||Uncredited|
Alternative title: High Seas
|1942||Submarine Raider||Steward Seffi|
|1942||Across the Pacific||A Filipino Assassin|
|1942||Manila Calling||Moro Soldier||Uncredited|
|1947||The Son of Rusty||Gono, Gibson's Valet|
|1949||Rusty Saves a Life||Gono Sandoval|
|1949||Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God||Tembo|
|1950||Princesa sa Tawi-Tawi||Director|
|1960||Party Line||(final film role)|
|1956||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Herman - the butler||Episode: "Whodunit"|
|1956||Passport to Danger||Steward||2 episodes|
|1955-1956||Soldiers of Fortune||Various roles||2 episodes|
- "Rudy Robles: Hollywood actor". philstar.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- p. 167 Mañalac, Fernando J. Manila: Memories of World War II Giraffe Books, 1995
- Deocampo, Nick Film: American Influences on Philippine Cinema Anvil Publishing, Incorporated, 9 Nov 2017