- Google Doodle paid tribute to the contribution of the late “King of Comedy” Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon in the Philippine entertainment industry
- On his 92nd birth anniversary, a Google Doodle of Dolphy’s image was featured on the well-known search engine Google Search’s homepage
- Google Doodle also honored Dolphy’s “lifetime of philanthropy”
Celebrating his 92nd birth anniversary, a Google Doodle of the late “King of Comedy” Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon’s image was featured on the well-known search engine Google Search‘s homepage on Saturday, July 25.
“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,” read the statement posted on the tribute page.
“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, he became fixated on the prospect of becoming an actor, which led him to land his first small movie role at age 19,” it added.
Through the series “Bu
hay Artista”, Dolphy began his television career in the 1960s. This was followed by one of his most iconic shows, the family sitcom “John en Marsha”; which ran through the 1970s and 1980s and was “so popular that Quizon went on to produce nine spin-off films through his own production company.” Moreover, 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,” the statement further expressed.