Manila : Philippines | Jul 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM PDT
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Born Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Dolphy was widely regarded as the country's

Rodolfo Vera Quizon aka Dolphy had humble beginnings just like his idol Charlie Chaplin. They were both very poor when young so they have to work early in life to make both ends meet. They both started their performing careers on theather stage. Dolphy performed in boda ville while Charlie joined a dancing troupe performing on theather stages of London.

Because of their talents they were able to became successful film actors. Chaplin used his underdog character as the Trump to make numerous successful silent films and became the most powerful actor in Hollywood during his prime. Dolphy on the other hand made also his career playing underdog characters in almost all his films. This endeared him to the hearts of the masses bec they were able to identify with his characters. Peolpe love underdogs who were able to overcame all obstacles to succeed. These numerous underdog charaters that he played like Ompong, John and Kevin just to name a few made him the King of Comedy of Philippine Movies.

They were also both great lovers. They were both enamored many times with their leading ladies and fathered sons and daugthers with some of them. They are both loved and respected by their employees and peers bec of their generosity. And eventually they became the corner stone and bench mark of comedy actors during their era.

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