Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Comedy duo' Reycard duet at the Main stage"

Do you still remember the " ReyCard Duet”? This dynamic popular duo made it big in Las Vegas.

The Reycard Duet (Rey Ramirez and Ricardo ‘Carding’ Castro) started their career in the entertainment world in the 50s doing stage shows at the Clover Theater and Manila Grand Opera House. They also performed in town fiestas. In their performances, Ramirez was the singer while Castro provided the comedy part. Carding’s big mouth was the duo’s main draw and asset. The two also appeared in movies, even doing a bio-pic in 1964, titled “The Reycard Duet Story.” In the late 60s, the Reycards hit it big in
Las Vegas, which became their home for more than 40 years. From time to time, they do concerts here in the Philippines and also in Europe and other parts of the world. The two returned in the 90s and hosted "Awitawanan," with Pilita on Channel 13. They also starred in comedies like "Katabi Ko'y Mamaw and "Yes, Yes, Yo, Kabayong Kutsero.” When Rey died in 1997, Carding turned solo and appeared in ABS-CBN sitcom, “Home Along the Riles” with Comedy King Dolphy. He did several movies under Star Cinema. He died in 2003.