Babalu (comedian)

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Babalu
Birth name Pablito Sarmiento, Jr
Born (1942-06-29)June 29, 1942
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Died August 27, 1998(1998-08-27) (aged 56)
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Resting place Loyola Memorial Park
Marikina City

Pablito Sarmiento, Jr. (born June 29, 1942 - August 27, 1998), better known as Babalu, was a Filipino comedian and actor. Babalu is considered as "one of the most famous and beloved comedians" in the Philippines. He was a Filipino celebrity under ABS-CBN. He began as a driver for the late comedian, Panchito Alba. Dolphy, another Filipino comedian, discovered Babalu's talent as a comedian. His screen name was a reference to his long chin ("baba" is the Filipino term for "chin") of which was sometimes a subject of on-screen ridicule, usually by himself. Babalu was given a featured role on the Philippines' leading comedy-variety show Buhay Artista. His appearances in movies and television included the shows Home Along Da Riles and Oki Doki Doc. Babalu's life story was featured on the television show Maalaala Mo Kaya "Imahe ng Berhen" on July 3, 2003.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married with 3 children.[citation needed]

TV shows[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Tataynic (1998)... Mr.Bobby Balboa
  • Tong tatlong tatay kong pakitong kitong (1998) .... Bobby
  • Haba-baba-doo! Puti-puti-poo! (1997) .... Domeng
  • Ang pinakamahabang baba sa balat ng lupa (1997) .... Brian
  • I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day (1997) .... Babalu
  • Oki Doki Doc (1996) .... Mang Berto
  • Aringkingking (1996)
  • Da Best in da West 2: Da Western Pulis Istori (1996) .... Col. Macanto
  • Boy! Gising! (1995)
  • Home Sic Home (1995) .... Robin
  • Si Ayala at si Zobel (1995)
  • Oha! Ako pa?! (1994) .... Tsip/Chief (Security Head)
  • Wanted: Perfect Father (1994) .... Bobby
  • Hataw tatay hataw (1994)
  • Hindi pa tapos ang labada, darling (1994)
  • Once Upon a Time in Manila (1994)
  • Ang Boyfriend Kong Gamol (1993)
  • Home Along da Riles da Movie (1993)
  • John en Marsha ngayon '91 (1991)
  • Og Must Be Crazy (1990)
  • My Darling Domestic (Greyt Eskeyp) (1989)
  • Balbakwa: The Invisible Man (1989)
  • Enteng the Dragon (1988)
  • Bakit kinagat ni Adan ang mansanas ni Eba (1988)
  • Bata-batuta (1987)
  • Binibining Tsuper-Man (1987)
  • Mga anak ni Facifica Falayfay (1987)
  • The Crazy Professor (1985)
  • Ride on Baby (1985) .... Couple 1
  • My Juan en Only (1982) .... Ambo
  • Cross My Heart (1982)
  • Juan Tamad Junior (1980) Deon
  • Nognog (1980)
  • Buhay artista ngayon (1979)
  • Omeng Satanasia (1977)
  • Kaming matatapang ang apog (1975)
  • Sarhento Fofonggay... A, ewan! (1974)
  • Ako'y paru-paro, bulaklak naman ako (1973) .... Tutuboy
  • Captain Barbell Boom! (1973)
  • Drakula Goes to R.P. (1973)
  • Fefita Fofonggay viuda de Falayfay (1973)
  • Ang hiwaga ng Ibong Adarna (1972) .... Prinsipe Albano
  • Love Pinoy Style (1972)
  • Pinokyo en Little Snow White (1972)
  • Bukid ay basa (1971)
  • Toro! Tora! Toray! (1971)
  • El pinoy matador (1970)
  • Pen-Pen (1970)
  • Banda 24 (1969)
  • Buy One Take One (1968)
  • Like father, like son: Kung ano ang puno siya ang bunga (1967)
  • Napoleon Doble and the Sexy Six (1966)
  • Mariang kondesa (1966)
  • Pitong Zapata (1965)
  • Kaming mga talyada (1962)

Death[edit]

He died of liver cancer on August 27, 1998 aged 56 in his home at Antipolo City. He was buried in Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose. The Babalu Story: 'Maalaala Mo Kaya', Newsflash, Philippine Headline News Online, July 3, 2003, newsflash.org
  2. ^ "COMEDIAN BABALU DEAD". NEWSFLASH.