Delia Razon was born August 8 1931 in Iloilo City, to Karyl Grytz, a German-American, and May Duling. She married Aurelio Reyes. They have three children, Carl Glenn (Jojo), Aurea (Rhea) and Maria Aurelia. Daughter Rea Reyes also acted briefly in the movies, and married actor Rey 'PJ' Abellana. The offspring of Rhea and Rey is a rising television star, Carla Abellana. Razon quit school at the Colegio de Santo Angel, Iloilo City, to become an actor. An avid movie fan, she caught the attention of the people at Sampaguita Pictures during a visit to the studios. She was promptly given a screen test which she passed. She was initially an "extra" in Awit ng bulag (1948) and several other movies. She was asked to appear in LVN Pictures' Malaya (Mutya sa gubat) (1948), starring Mila Del Sol and Teddy Benavidez, and when producer Doña Sisang, a.k.a. Narcisa de Leon saw the film's rushes, she was impressed enough to give Ms Razon a three-picture contract. Razon was introduced in 'Krus na Bituin' (1948), a Lilia Dizon starrer. She played second lead in Florante at Laura (1949), starring Teody Belarmino, Gil de Leon and Leopoldo Salcedo; and then leading lady to Rogelio de la Rosa in Prinsipe Amante (1950) and its sequel Prinsipe Amante sa Rubitanya (1951).
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