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Alfie Anido (December 31, 1959 – December 30, 1981) was a popular Filipino matinee idol best remembered for his death at the age of 22. He was the eldest of four children of Alberto Anido and Sara Serrano, and was the brother of Albert Anido, another Filipino actor.

Born Alfonso Serrano Anido, he was also a fashion and commercial model before he became a contract star for Regal Films, a leading Filipino film production company. He was dubbed as one of the Regal Babies, along with other then-young actors such as Gabby Concepcion, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Jimi Melendez, Maricel Soriano, Snooky Serna and Dina Bonnevie. He was famously linked with Bonnevie, his co-star in the 1980 camp classic Temptation Island. At the time of his entry into show business, he was in college at the Ateneo de Manila Universitymarker taking up Management.

To date, an air of mystery still surrounds the circumstances behind Anido's death. The official version, contemporaneously reported in the mainstream Manila media, was that Anido had shot himself in a suicide. This version has not been officially or authoritatively contradicted to this day. However, immediately after his death, rumors quickly spread that Anido was actually murdered, and that such fact was covered up owing to the prominence of the personalities allegedly involved. Fingers started pointing to the direction of the family of an ex-girlfriend whose father was a high ranking government official. The rumor gained traction in Manila, which was then under the throes of the authoritarian rule of Ferdinand Marcos, whose government controlled the mass media during that period. Other versions on the death of Anido were printed in the alternative press such as the Philippine Collegian, the official student organ of the University of the Philippines, a hotbed of anti-Marcos activism. While the rumor that Alfie Anido was murdered still persists, with the aura of an urban legend, the fact remains that no evidence has been put forth to rebut the official version of a suicide.


  • 1980: Nympha - introducing role (movie released March 7, 1980)
  • 1980: Uhaw sa Kalayaan (movie released June 6, 1980)
  • 1980: Temptation Island - Alfredo (movie released July 4, 1980)
  • 1980: Katorse - Albert (movie released July 25, 1980)
  • 1980: Waikiki: Sa lupa ng ating mga pangarap (movie released November 14, 1980)
  • 1981: Bilibid Boys (movie released January 16, 1981)
  • 1981: Blue Jeans (movie released February 20, 1981)
  • 1981: Bilibid Gays - guest role (movie released July 31, 1981)
  • 1981: Kasalanan Ba? - Benjie (movie released October 2, 1981)
  • 1981: Throw Away Child - Atty. Delfin Llamzon (movie posthumously released January 8, 1982)
  • 1981: Dormitoryo - (the only non-Regal movie that starred Alfie Anido; movie posthumously released January 15, 1982)
  • 1981: Diosa (movie posthumously released August 13, 1982)
  • 1981: The Diary of Cristina Gaston (movie posthumously released September 24, 1982)

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