Dolphy’s 92nd Birthday – Today’s Doodle celebrates the 92nd birthday of Philippine comedian, actor, producer, and philanthropist Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon, dubbed the country’s “King of Comedy.” The star of over 200 movies and multiple long-running television series, Dolphy warmed millions of Filipinos’ hearts for over six decades.
Rodolfo Vera Quizon was born on this day in 1928 in Manila, the Philippines. Soon, what started as a modest childhood gig selling peanuts and watermelon seeds at movie theaters turned into a full-blown obsession with the performing arts. Able to watch movies for free, Quizon became fixated on the prospect of becoming an actor, which led him to land his first small movie role at age 19.
After years of success in film and radio, Quizon got his television start with the 1960s series “Buhay Artista” (“Actor’s Life”), which he followed up with one of his most iconic roles in the family sitcom “John en Marsha” (“John and Marsha”). The series ran through the ‘70s and ‘80s and was so popular that Quizon went on to produce nine spin-off films through his own production company. An actor who never went out of style, he saw big success the following decade as the single father Kosme in the classic series “Home Along da Riles.”
In honor of his contributions to the Filipino entertainment industry and a lifetime of philanthropy, Dolphy was conferred the Philippines’ Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart in 2010.
Happy birthday, Dolphy! Thank you for sharing the gift of laughter across generations.
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