The comedian Dolphy Comedian died at the age of 83 . Below is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Filipino actor and comedian who was born Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. and was known by such stage names as Dolphy, Golay, and Pidol. He was considered the Philippines’ King of Comedy, and has worked through all mediums: radio, print, TV, internet, and film.
He never married, but fathered eighteen children with several well-known actresses. His longest relationship, with actress and singer, Zsa Zsa Padilla, lasted over twenty years.
“Actually, a lot of my influences were horn players. I really liked Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane and Miles Davis – people like that. My dad had a lot of those records. So when I started playing jazz primarily, it wasn’t jazz guitar that I was listening to.” (Mary Halvorson)
“It wasn’t until I got out of the Army and I heard Coltrane’s record ‘Coltrane,’ when he was doing ‘Inch Worm’ and ‘Out of This World,’ that I thought, ‘Oh my God, you can do that?’ And then I thought, ‘OK, I better go back and listen to Eric Dolphy a bit.’ And then I said, ‘Hmm, I better pull out these Ornette Coleman records.'” (Roscoe Mitchell)