Tuesday, July 10, 2012

An Icon Passes Away

Rodolfo Vera Quizon in real life, Dolphy made us laugh and cry for 68 years.  I grew up watching John and Marsha in the 70's and Home Along the Riles in the 90's.  I also got the chance to watch re-runs of his movies tuning on to Piling Piling Pelikula in the now defunct Channel 9.  I remember laughing my heart out watching Dolphy play Agent 1-2-3 in Dolpinger (a comedy spoof of the Bond movie Goldfinger).  He is hailed as the Philippines' "King of Comedy" for his comedic talent and has put his stamp on film, radio, TV, and theater.

He has lived a long ripe age of 83 and hes has nothing else to aim for.  In his 2009 interview with Jessica Soho he said that he already bought himself a casket knowing that at his age he will be called to meet his Maker anytime.   

Death will not be the end of Dolphy's legend for he left behind a legacy of work that we can always go back to and watch anytime.

A National Artist Award for Dolphy?  That question should not even be asked---it is a given.

1 comment:

Armando dela Cruz said...

I just can't believe people. Weeks ago, they're very eager to give the "National Artist Award" to Ate V. or Nora. Fans even waved World War III...almost. Suddenly, the news breaks that Dolphy is in fatal condition, ayun yung mga plastik, gusto na ibigay yung award kay Mang Pidol. Seriously people, alam niyo lang bang bigyang halaga ang tao kung kelan wala na sila?? Therefore I conclude: National Artist Award doesn't deserve Dolphy, it deserves less.