NORA AUNOR & TIRSO CRUZ III. Their love team was phenomenal. No other love team before them ever drew so much adoration from fans than Guy and Pip. They starred in movies that were mostly musicals and sometimes done hastily. Despite this, their movies were always hits at the box-office. Some of their most successful movies were: D’ Musical Teenage Idols (their first pairing in 1969), Fiesta Extravaganza (1969), Young Love (1970), Nasaan Ka, Inay? (1970), Guy and Pip (1971), And God Smiled At Me (1972), Maalaala Mo Kaya? (1973), Memories Of Our Love (1975), Magandang Gabi Sa Inyong Lahat (1976), Pinakasalan Ko Ang Ina Ng Aking Kapatid (1977), Isinilang Ko’y Di Ko Tunay Na Anak (1978), Mahal Mo, Mahal Ko (1978), Bilangin Ang Bituin Sa Langit (1989). The height of their popularity was during the years 1970-1972.
1. Nora and Tirso (Guy and Pip). One of local showbiz`s most popular love teams of all time started in the box-office hit The Musical Teenage Idol in 1969. Their tandem was unusual, say older fans, because for the first time, a morena (Nora) was paired with a mestizo (Tirso). And the unusual became phenomenal! Even Maria Leonora Theresa, the doll given by Pip to Guy, was a sensation.
Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III were the Guy & Pip movie and TV show tandem in the `70s to the `80s. Their moniker was based on their nicknames. Their tandem first emerged in 1969 with the box-office hit The Musical Teenage Idol. Their unusual pairing, a morena (Nora) and a mestizo (Tirso), became phenomenal in local showbiz.
Aunor had lots of leading men in her whole showbiz career. However, it was singer-actor Tirso Cruz III, nicknamed "Pipo" or "Pip", who was, according to Aunor`s fans, her most beloved leading man. Together, they titillated their fans with many unforgettable yet wholesome love scenes. Some of their movies were "And God Smiled at Me", "Guy and Pip" and "Till We Meet Again".
Maria Leonora Theresa, Aunor`s sensational doll from Tirso, was a remembrance of their tandem. In the film of the same name, Aunor considered the doll as their daughter. Though the Guy and Pip tandem was such a hot love team, Nora and Tirso never had a relationship.