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Dom DeLuise Dies at 75

Postby Ian on Tue May 05, 2009 8:55 pm

Dom DeLuise passed away this week. He was 75. I was a bit too young to appreciate movies like Cannonball Run and Blazing Saddles, but I remember him as Pizza the Hutt in Spaceballs. May the schwartz be with him.

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Dom-DeLuise ... 05751.aspx

Dom DeLuise, the jovial comic who enlivened such madcap films as Cannonball Run, Blazing Saddles, and Spaceballs, has died. He was 75.

Often working with Burt Reynolds or Mel Brooks, the bearded, roly-poly actor was known for a sharp, distinctive, almost howling laugh that fills the outtakes reel of Cannonball Run — a testament to the joyous time he had with Reynolds.

"I was thinking about this the other day," Reynolds said in a statement released to TVGuide.com. "As you get older, and start to lose people you love, you think about it more, and I was dreading this moment. Dom always made you feel better when he was around and there will never be another like him. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much."

DeLuise's death was confirmed Tuesday by a representative for his son, David DeLuise. No details were immediately available.

"It's easy to mourn his death," his family said in a statement, "but easier to remember a time when he made you laugh."
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Re: Dom DeLuise Dies at 75

Postby Dartman on Wed May 06, 2009 1:47 am

Yeah, he did a lot of classic and cult stuff back in the day. I sure hope you have and appreciate Blazing Saddles now. :lol:
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Re: Dom DeLuise Dies at 75

Postby Shaman on Tue May 12, 2009 5:51 am

=; Let's not forget his performance in Mel Brooks' Twelve Chairs and the line he delivers that I've used in my life when in similar situations (sort of): "G-d you're so strict". He was indomitable.
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