Al Quinn, one of the most beloved directors in Philippine television, passed away Saturday (Manila Time) in Las Vegas, his actor-son Dino Pastrano told ABS-CBN News. He was 86.

Quinn is known for being one of the pioneers in directing TV shows, being the favorite of Comedy King Dolphy. He paved the paths of Nora Aunor, Alma Moreno, German Moreno, Carmen Soriano and other celebrities from the ’60s up to early 2000s.

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The “Good Father” director was also the long-time director of Binibining Pilipinas, Star Awards for Movie and Television, and scores for television specials and live shows.

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Quinn’s last directorial work was for the 62nd FAMAS Awards at Solaire in July 2014, where he was given a surprise farewell party after he announced his plan to migrate to the US for good.

He would have turned 87 in November. 

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