Birth Name: Rodolfo Vera Quizon

Date of Birth: July 25, 1928

Place of Birth: Tondo, Manila, Philippine Islands

Date of Death: July 10, 2012

Place of Death: Makati, Philippines

Ethnicity: Filipino, small amount of Chinese

Dolphy was a Filipino comedian and actor. He was regarded as the country’s “King of Comedy.” He was also known as Pidol and Golay.

Dolphy was the son of Salud de la Rosa Vera, a seamstress and school teacher, and Melencio Espinosa Quizon, a ship engine worker. He had eighteen children; six, including actors Freddie Quizon and Rolly Quizon, with his former partner, actress Engracita Dominguez; four with his former partner, actress Gloria Smith; four, including actor, director, and producer Eric Quizon and comedian Epy Quizon, with his former partner, actress Pamela Ponti; one child with his former partner Evangeline Tagulao; a son, actor, comedian, and politician Vandolph, with actress Alma Moreno; and two children, including singer, songwriter, and recording artist Zia Quizon, with his former partner, actress and singer Zsa Zsa Padilla.

Dolphy’s paternal grandfather was named Modesto (or Bedasto/Vedasto) Quizon.

Dolphy’s paternal grandmother was named Isidora Espinosa.

Dolphy’s maternal grandfather was Máximo Vera y Limtico (the son of Silvino de Vera y Agustín and Cristina Limtico y Vicente). Maximo was born inTondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines. The surname Limtico of Chinese origin.

Dolphy’s maternal grandmother was named Lucila de la Rosa y Rávelo (the daughter of Cordero de la Rosa y Cordero, and of a mother surnamed Ravelo). Lucila was born in Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila.

Sources: Genealogy of Dolphy –

Birth record of Dolphy –

Marriage records of Dolphy’s parents –

Death record of Dolphy’s father –

Marriage certificate index record of Dolphy’s maternal grandparents, Máximo Vera y Limtico and Lucila de la Rosa y Rávelo –

Death record of Dolphy’s maternal great-grandfather, Silvino de Vera y Agustín –

Death certificate of Dolphy’s maternal great-grandmother, Cristina Limtico y Vicente –

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