My Favorite Comedy Actor Just Passed Away But He Lives…

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When I was little I used to watch his film in black and white and even until I grew up and have children, I used to watch all of his movies and TV sitcom

It  was my wish since I was like maybe 6 or 7 years old to someday I would meet him face to face in person.

And that wish really came true.

That was around year 2,000, when finally I got the chance to give my idol a hug and a cheek to cheek kiss.

Unfortunately we did not have pictures together and I did not even get his signature.  But the mere fact that my wish came true that

I finally met my idol in person was already a bliss.

My Dental clinic was located along T.M Kalaw Street near Malate Avenue.


And before I went home that day, I went to one of the Hair Salons in Malate, Manila.

And guess who was sitting next to me?

Wow! It was the King of Comedy.  He was there and telling us some jokes and funny stories.  He finished earlier than me so that when he was about to stand up and ready to go.  I hurriedly told the manicurist to excuse me awhile and really I stood up and introduced myself that I was one of his number one fans.  I told him that the late Gregorio Ticman, also a comedian actor, was my grandfather.  He said he knew him and they made film together too.  It was just a brief hello and finally I asked him if I could embrace him and kiss him.
And I was so lucky, we hugged each other with matching cheek to cheek 🙂 Yiheeyy!

I can’t help my tears to fell down when I learned in the news that he passed away yesterday July 10, 2012.  Well, I will not forget this date because it’s my little brother’s birthday too 🙂

Anyways the Philippine King Of Comedy lives…  He said few weeks back that he’s just one click away.  We just click that “play” and viola we can all watch him there on the screen entertaining and giving us joy and laughter…

I love you Tito Dolphy…You live forever! mmwahhh!

I love you Tito Dolphy! 


  1. He sounds like a very interesting guy. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. I have often thought, Dolly, that those who give us so much from the world of entertainment, leave us music or videos or films that we can watch over and over again…! They leave us with so much of themselves still…. I didn’t know this man however; he must have had such a wonderful presence because so many loved him…. I’m so sorry for your loss…

    • True. I remember when I was in my teens… My parents, my brothers and sisters, we all go on line to the movie houses just to watch all of his films.
      And the good thing was, I got the chance to have met him in person. You know when you were just a kid and you had this wish and then it happened. Wow! It was really a bliss 🙂
      Thanks Carol

      • Yes, I do understand however; for me it was a little bit longer… I always adored Tony Bennett. My parents had all of his records and I used to listen to them over and over. This year I got to see him at our Opera House in Sydney. I was like a little kid shaking and clapping my little hands off; I was like a teeny bopper fan. I am sooooo pleased that I got to see him because he is now 86 years young and probably this was my only chance to see him in person… I will (like you) always have him in my life with videos and cd’s though….. Aren’t we lucky to have been touched so strongly by these wonderful personalities… 🙂

        • Wow! Sure yes Carol, we really are so lucky 🙂 We had a beautiful story to tell about our idols, hahaha Lovely!
          I can relate with your feeling very well… like I don’t care if my nail polish would be ruin by cutting the manicurist from her work only to have my moment with my idol 🙂 giggle,, giggle like a little girl… Really awesome!

  3. and i never thought you’re from the Philippines… yes, the whole country is grieving.

    • Yes dear I am from Philippine but I am working abroad, here in Jeddah :)… If only I was now in the Philippines, perhaps I would be there too to attend his funeral. Everyone will miss him but like he said, he’ll be a click away, just push that “play” button and he’ll just pop out on the screen 🙂 and once again he’ll entertain us all…

      • so you’re a filipino too? looking at your profile pic, it’s hard to tell. 🙂 i’m sorry if ask too many questions… i just got curious and delighted to know you’re from here.

  4. Sorry for your loss. There’s been a lot of that lately. I live in New Orleans. We lost a man called Uncle Lionel. He was the heart and soul of our music. May they both rest in peace.

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