The Philippine King of Comedy Turned 80

Wow! Dolphy is still alive? Not only that he outlived Daboy and FPJ, he also officially became a bachelor (again) at the ripe age of 80. Him and his [ex] common law wife Zsa Zsa Padilla (below photo) had called it quits after being together for ages.

Dolphy’s son Eric Quizon published a biography of his father entitled Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa (I Did Not Get Here By Myself) as a tribute to Dolphy’s 80th birthday. It will be launched on July 23rd.

Ricardo Lo‘s article Dolphy at 80: Living in Goldfish Bowl posted 80 snippets of Dolphy‘s biography [preview].  I read all 80 of them and I was really amazed, tickled, and gained new respect for the veteran comedian. Below is one of my favorites of the 80 snippets provided:

“38. Ronaldo Valdez’s real name is Ronald James Gibbs. He’s my discovery, for Pepe en Pilar, pelikula namin ni Susan. We wanted a new face as Susan’s partner. I saw Ronaldo in a basketball court and brought him to the presscon so Susan could see him. “Wala bang iba?” (Is there no one else?) Susan said. I brought Ronaldo to the barber shop, bought him a pair of boots at Glenmore and lent him my terno. When I presented him to Susan again, she said, “Iyan pa.” She didn’t know that he was the same guy I introduced to her earlier. Then I changed his name to Ronaldo Valdez.”

If you want to read the entire article of Ricardo Lo, please click HERE.

Happy 80th birthday Rodolfo Vera Quizon a.k.a Dolphy/Pidol. May you have many more birthdays to come.

Source: Ricardo Lo

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3 Responses to “The Philippine King of Comedy Turned 80”


  1. 1 christy de guzman January 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    thanks po….humanga lalo ako kay Dolphy, mas interested pa akong malaman tuloy mga struggles, trials and more on his life pa….

  2. 2 etona November 8, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Who are the ex wives or partner of the comedy king?

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