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Dolphy's Life Lessons: 10 Wise Moves From the Comedy King
We list the lessons we learned from the larger-than-life funny guy.
Published on: Jul 11, 2012 - 10:00am

Rest in laughter, Rodolfo Quizon Sr. a.k.a. Dolphy (July 25, 1928 to July 10, 2012)

It's been said that he who laughs last, laughs the loudest. Dolphy, who reigned as the country's King of Comedy for decades, is most probably having a good chuckle right now. He has checked out while we're all scrambling like mad to deal with his sudden exit. Imagine an impish little boy who has suddenly found the best hiding place ever just feeling amused that nobody can find him. Then again, at 83, the veteran comedian deserved to finally bow out and rest. As a tribute to his larger-than-life existence, we list the lessons we learned from the way he lived.

Artwork by Warren Espejo

Dolphy played working class heroes so well because he had been one of them before he became an actor.

10. Any job which doesn't involve robbing people is a good job. Before he became a Pinoy showbiz icon, Dolphy had built up an impressive blue collar resume. He had shined shoes, worked at a pants factory, hauled heavy loads at the pier, and driven a calesa. At one point, he even made money by sorting bottles.

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  • alberto glory
    lesson learn. wag masyadong seryoso sa buhay. para umabot tayoi sa age nya.
    Jul 13 2012 @ 05:05pm     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    Bwaha kuya Germs talaga walang tulugan,' di tuloy naka pag salita si Manoy, wala si Ate Guy.mas mararamdaman ung lungkot siguro sa MMFF. iba pala ung kahit 'di active sa pelikula bastat nanjan. sa totoo nabasan ng haligi ung industriya.'di na parehas ung Christmas New year Family reunion ng mga Quizon. ang Ganda ng Cap ni Epi.
    Jul 13 2012 @ 05:02pm     Reply  
  • Spotter
    Here are the must-watch films of Dolphy:
    Jul 12 2012 @ 11:14am     Reply  
  • ailyn mae baga
    hindi ko lubusang kilala ang taon iyan,.iba iba kasi yung tawag sa kanya eh..pero kahit di ko nga naman siya talaga kilala nang lubusan,nararamdaman ko at alam ko na isa siya sa mga mabubuting tao na nabuhay ever dito sa mundong ibabaw..sana masaya na siya sa kung nasaan na siya ngayon at sana yung succesor nia as king of comedy hindi lang maging mas funny kesa sa kanya kundi maging kasing bait at kasing mapagnahal din ito tulad nia..
    Jul 11 2012 @ 09:39pm     Reply  
  • @vamp
    Yes, because they're both "spicy people."
    Jul 11 2012 @ 06:20pm     Reply  
  • vamp
    anghang? means heat? baka spice pwede pa in the same context anghang was used...tsk
    Jul 11 2012 @ 05:59pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • dolphy
      Jan 17 2013 @ 09:08pm     Reply  
  • jadestar26
    Da Boy, Da King, Da Man From Manila & Now Da Riles with her Marsha,
    The Heavens Has Just Gotten Brighter.
    Thank You For The Laughs And The Memories.
    REST IN PEACE - Sir Dolphy.
    Jul 11 2012 @ 05:28pm     Reply  
  • anonymous
    The love of the people for Dolphy outweighs that delayed National Artist Award. There will never be another Dolphy in this lifetime. RIP.
    Jul 11 2012 @ 03:50pm     Reply  
  • vinalariza
    gusto kong mapanood lahat ng pelikula nya. his jokes are timeless...well acted...well-loved....
    Jul 11 2012 @ 03:18pm     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    'di ko alam ung Title.ung role nya kuya nila edgar mortiz.ung eksenang nag punta sya sa makati. may dalang bayong na puno ng gulay at may native na manok. naka sakay sa elevitor.saka ung isa nya pa na marami syang anak at may isa siyang anak na babae na pinupormahan ni daboy.nasabwat ung utol look out sa puno kung nanjan na ung tatay(dolphy) e kumakain ng polvoron.di tuloy maka sipol.

    Talentadong pidol isa sa mga tunay na Pinoy henyo.
    Jul 11 2012 @ 02:05pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    Dolphy's role in Lino Brocka's 'Ang Tatay kong Nanay' in which he essayed the role of a gay father to a young Nino Muhlach was so heartrending it made me cry, and i don't cry easy. And the role of 'Markova' in which he was a "comfort gay" during the war earned for him a best actor award at a Brussels film festival. Mind you folks, that's in Europe, where the art of filmmaking is at its most serious. And the National Artist honchos in Manila couldn't give him his due?! My gulay! To those honchos, they missed it. Big time.
    Jul 11 2012 @ 11:37am     Reply  
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