Eddie Gutierrez was recently given a lifetime achievement award, ‘Ulirang Artista’ by the Philippine Movie Press Club.
Gutierrez treasures the said award because it recognizes his contributions to the movie industry for the past five decades.
He has been in showbiz for over 50 years, starting as a teener with Sampaguita Pictures where he was paired with Susan Roces and Amalia Fuentes.
To be professional, hard and dedicated worker, friendly and considerate to co-workers and fans are traits that served Eddie in good stead throughout his long career as movie and TV actor.
Eddie is paired with Susan in the on-going ABS-CBN ‘Walang Hanggan’ where he has a brief but memorable role.
Eddie and wife Annabelle Rama and children resided in California in the 70’s to 80’s, where they sold kalderos.
Mother Lily Monteverde convinced Eddie to return to the country and resume his acting career after the EDSA revolution.