Elvira Manahan

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Elvira Manahan was the famous TV talk show host of "Two for the Road" in the 60s and 80s. She was well known for her madcap TV moments and hearty laugh. She was also renowned for her joie de vivre. Her signature designer was Ramon Valera. In a retrospective Valera exhibit in September 2003, Danny Dolor, curator of the event, chose the fully beaded leopard print gown worn by the late fashion icon. With its aquamarine coat left to trail sexily behind it, the look was classic and timeless.

She was married to Dr. Constantino Manahan and her son is the famous TV director Johnny Manahan. Elvira's life ended in horrible tragedy with her murder by Jaime Balatbat who was the business partner of her realtor Ed Pujeda of RGV Realty. Mr. Balatbat was allegedly seeking a higher commission from co-selling her Forbes Park house.


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