Tuesday, July 10, 2012
In 2001, Dolphy played another gay character, this time with his sons Eric Quizon and Jeffrey Quizon playing the same character at three different stages in life. They all won the Prix de la Meilleure Interpretation in Brussels, Belgium for playing Walterina Markova, a transvestite in the movie Markova:Comfort Gay.
In 2008, Dolphy made a movie with Comedy Box Office King Vic Sotto in a comedy movie, Dobol Trobol, a movie where Dolphy played a chef and Vic a hotel resident manager. This was the first time a film was produced through joint ventures of RVQ Productions (Dolphy's Film Outfit) & M-Zet Films (Vic Sotto's Film Outfit) and APT Entertainment. The film also featured stars Carmi
Martin, Riza Santos, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ricky Davao and more.
In 2009, Dolphy was cast as a retired senior citizen in Chicago who wanted to watch Wowowee in Manila entitled Nobody Nobody But Juan, and co-starred with Eddie "Manoy" Garcia, Gloria Romero, Joe Aldeguer, Pokwang, Giselle "G" Toengi, Heart Evangelista, Ya Chang, real life sons Eric Quizon, Jeffrey "Epi" Quizon & Vandolph Quizon.
In 2010, Dolphy played a priest in Father Jejemon, with his co-stars Cherrie Gil, Roy Alvarez, Maja Salvador, EJ Falcon, singer Ralph Salazar & Youtube singing duo Moymoy Palaboy & Roadfil.
Dolphy was never married and is public with his relationships and family. For more than 20 years, he has been with Filipina singer, actress and model Zsa Zsa Padilla. They reside in the Multinational Village in the city of Parañaque. In his latest book, he mentioned that he had five serious relationships before Padilla who bore him offspring. The last was with actress Alma Moreno, who gave him a son: Vandolph. Some of his kids are in the business just like their father.
Engracia (Gracia) Dominguez — an actress he met during a stage show (separated in 1963), six children: Manny (Manny Boy), Salud (Sahlee), Rodolfo Jr. (Dolphy Jr.), Freddie (Baby), Edgar, and Raul (Rolly).
Gloria Smith — an actress he met in 1956, four children: Mariquita (Kaye), Carlos, Geraldino (Dino), and Edwin.
Baby Smith — an actress whose screen name was Pamela Ponti, four children: Ronaldo (Ronnie), Enrico (Eric), Madonna (Dana), and Jeffrey (Epi).
Evangeline Tugalao — a nurse he met in the late 60s while shooting in a hospital, one child: Rommel.
Alma Moreno — an actress he met in 1981, one child: Vandolph.
Zsa Zsa Padilla, with whom he has two daughters: Nicole (adopted) and Zia.
He considers his kids his pride and joy, and he could easily name all seventeen of his biological children and one adopted daughter from the oldest to the youngest.
Special Awards for Dolphy
Lifetime Achievement Award PASADO Awards
Golden Father Foundation Parangal ng Bayan Awardee
1994 Bert Amorcelo Memorial Foundation, Dangal ng Lipi Awardee
1995 PMPC Star Awards for TV, Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 Gawad Urian Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 Cinemanila International Film Festival, Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 Lou Salvador Sr. Memorial Award, Bituin ng FAMAS Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon Award
2005 FAMAS Huwarang Bituin
2009 Guillermo Mendoza Foundation Awards, Comedy Box-Office King (with Vic Sotto)
2009 Metro Manila Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2010 FAMAS Awards, Exemplary Achievement Award
2010 Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart - the highest award given to a private citizen by the President of the Philippines. Dolphy was cited for his contributions to the entertainment industry and for his charitable and philanthropic works.
2012 Gawad na Diwa ng Lahi - the highest honor given by the government of Manila to artists
Luna Awards ( Film Academy of the Phil.)
2011 Best Actor, Father Jejemon
FAMAS Awards of Dolphy
1978 Best Actor Winner, Omeng Satanasia
Awards of Dolphy at Metro Manila Film Festival
1974 Best Actor Winner (Manila Film Festival)
1990 Best Actor Winner, Espadang Patpat
2010 Best Supporting Actor Winner, Rosario
2010 Best Actor Winner, Father Jejemon
On July 25, 2008, Quizon celebrated his 80th birthday, with the launching of a biographical book, Dolphy, Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa (Dolphy, I Didn't Get Here All By Myself). ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio stated, Nagbigay siya ng mga ngiti at halakhak sa gitna ng mga problema (He gave us joy and laughter in times of trouble). Bibeth Orteza was commissioned to complete the book, amid the creation of "Dolphy Aid Para sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc.", a non-profit and non-stock organization
In 2009, Dolphy was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As a result, his public appearances were reduced, and was frequently admitted to the intensive care unit.
On June 16, 2012, he was admitted at the Makati Medical Center after complaining of shortness of breath. He was showing signs of recovery eight days later, but was hospitalized again in early July because of recurring pneumonia.
He died on July 10, 2012  at the age of 83.