Tita Duran (1929-1991) was a Filipino actress and the mother of a well-Filipino singer Francis Magalona. Charming, Sweet and Youthful, Duran joined a movie in her earliest career as an 8 yrs old child who abandoned by their mother in 1936 family-drama of Awit ng mga Ulila aka (The Songs of the Orphans]].
In 1938, Sampaguita Pictures spotted this beautiful girl and cast her in a tear-jerker movie of Inang Mahal aka (Dear Mother). Her second movie in Sampaguita where her home is, Ang Magsasampaguita aka (a Sampaguita Vendor).
After WW2, she made a comeback in her studio Sampaguita,not a child actress but a beautiful lady. She joined in a War Pictures with Carmen Rosales in Guerilyera and typecasted in nuemrous Musical Movies paired by some of the Sampaguita's finesty actor.
- Wife of Pancho Magalona
- The first ever successful child star of Philippine Cinema
- Mother of Francis Magalona
- Grandmother of Maxene Magalona (with striking resemblance)