Famed Funny Man Dom DeLuise – Dead at 75

May 5, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Renowned funny man actor, director and author Dom DeLuise, 75, has died. Dom passed last night at a Los Angeles hospital in his sleep.

The Brooklyn born comic starred in the Cannonball Run flicks with pal Burt Reynolds, and did a lot of work with  Mel Brooks in such films as Silent Movie, Robin Hood:Men in Tights and Blazing Saddles. DeLuise also was a regular on the popular Dean Martin TV show.

Deluise launched his TV career back in the 1950s appearing as a bumbling private detective  on the Shari Lewis Show along with puppet Lamb Chop.

Dom was also a renowned gourmet chef and had authored several cook books.

He was the husband of actress Carol Arthur, and both sons Michael and Peter are active director/actors and all three DeLuises appeared in episodes of Stargate and Sea Quest together.

Rest in peace Dom!

Via: TMZ


3 Responses to “Famed Funny Man Dom DeLuise – Dead at 75”

  1. MisterHate on May 5th, 2009 11:54 am

    If it wasn’t for Dom DeLuise Robin Williams would have no material. RIP Dom.

  2. abot on May 5th, 2009 12:19 pm

    Lord save his soul …
    I just learned that Dom DeLuise-died last night in a Los Angeles hospital.
    He was 75.
    The history of life:Dom DeLuise-FILM

  3. Joshua on May 6th, 2009 7:53 am

    Dom DeLuise was a great guy! I worked with him in 1998, and I penned a few thoughts about the experience when I heard of his passing. Check out it out and leave a comment on my new blog entry, “I knew Dom DeLuise When He Was a Priest: A Eulogy” http://www.joshuajmasters.com/blog

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