MANILA — Estrella Kuenzler – the character actress who worked on stage, radio, television and the movies — passed away on Aug. 1 after a lingering illness, according to granddaughter Ace Antonio.
The news spread on the social networking site Facebook on Sunday night. Kuenzler’s passing was confirmed by colleagues in the entertainment industry, including fellow actors Anita Linda and Odette Khan. “She was a kind person,” Linda recalled. “She was a favorite of [the late National Artist for Film] Lino Brocka.” Kuenzler appeared in some of Brocka’s best films, including “Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang,” “Angela Markado,” “PX,” “Stardoom” and the “Hellow Soldier” episode of “Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa,” which topbilled Linda. — Agencies