HAPPENING: Pinoy comedy King Dolphy honored in Google Doodle

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Google Doodle Dolphy
Google Doodle art of Dolphy celebrating his 92nd birth anniversary. Image from Google.

HAPPENING: Pinoy comedy King Dolphy is being honored today with a Google Doodle that is seen on the home page of the popular browser.

The Google Doodle art celebrates the 92nd birthday of the Philippine comedian, actor, producer, and philanthropist whose real name is Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon.

Dubbed the country’s “King of Comedy” is the star of over 200 movies and multiple long-running television series,

Dolphy warmed millions of Filipinos’ hearts for over six decades until his death in 2012.

Dolphy was born on July 25, 1928, in Manila, the Philippines.

Google recalls how Dolphy as a child gained access to movie theaters as a vendor of peanuts and watermelon seeds. His exposure led him to desire to be an actor. He eventually landed his first small movie role at age 19.

After years of success in film and radio, Dolphy 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 Dolphy 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.”

Google has honored key Filipino figures with Doodle art to celebrate their birth anniversaries including Jose Rizal and banana ketchup inventor Maria Ylagan Orosa.

SEND BIRTHDAY WISHES in the comments below to the Philippines’ King of Comedy, Dolphy, and CHEERS to Google for creating a Doodle on Dolphy’s 92nd birth anniversary!

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