Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Philippine legend of comedy has passed away on Tuesday 10th July, 2012, at the age of 83 in Makati Medical Centre, Makati City.
Rudolfo Vera Quizon born on the 25th of July 1928 in Tondo, Manila is best remembered through his hundreds of films and TV series that spanned across the decades of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Perhaps the most popular of his filmography were the long standing prime time TV comedy shows 'John en Marsha', 'Home Along de Riles', and 'Pidol's Wonderland' in the 80s and 90s.
The multi-awarded actor has depicted characters that show optimism and humour of the Filipino consciousness in poor and difficult situations.
Dolphy survived by his last partner Zsa Zsa Padilla. He was known to have had six women partners to whom he was never married, and through whom he had fathered 18 children.
Apart from his family, millions of Filipino people will surely miss him. It is not hard to believe this considering that the people have grown in his humour and positive nature through popular media, including TV, films, stage and music.
Goodbye, Dolphy, paalam.
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