Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dely Atay-Atayan, also Adela, Fernando, (March 17, 1914 August 30, 2004), born Adelaida Fernando, was a Filipina comedian and singer. Her career in entertainment spanned seven decades, beginning in bodabil and ending in television. Atay-Atayan was born in Tondo, Manila. One of her younger brothers, Ading Fernando, would grow up to be a prominent television comedian and director. Atay-Atayan had completed her second year in high school when she broke into showbusiness as a kundiman singer at the Palace Theater in Manila.