LOOK: Google celebrates late ‘King of Comedy’ Dolphy’s birthday

To pay tribute to Philippine comedian, actor, producer, and philanthropist Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon on his 92nd birthday, Google features a doodle of the late ‘King of Comedy’.

(Eric and Epy Quizon Share Stories About Dolphy and the Disease Called COPD)

Dolphy passed away last July 2012 due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He led a successful career in show business for over 6 decades, starring in over 200 movies and television series.

The famed comedian first fell in love with acting as a young boy selling peanuts and watermelon seeds at movie theatres. He later got his start in film with a small movie role at the age of 19 and the rest, as they say, is history.

Early concepts of the Google Doodle

(A Photo Tribute to Dolphy: The King of Comedy in the Philippines (July 25, 1928- July 10, 2012)

After starring in several popular comedies, Dolphy was recognized for his contribution to the Philippine Film industry. He was awarded as Outstanding Manilan and given the Philippines’ Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart in 2010.

He also received the Diwa ng Lahi award in 2012 and was posthumously recognized with the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, the highest honor given by the Culture Center of the Philippines (CCP).

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