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Dead Person of the Day – May 4 – Dom DeLuise!

No Comments 04 May 2012

What a day today folks!

Dom DeLuise – an American legend. In fact, its rumored that he was the inspiration for the phrase ‘scene-stealer’.

You’d be hard pressed to find an actor that KILLED the 1970s and 80s more than Mr. DeLuise. His partnerships with his pals Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds gave us such comedic masterpieces as History of the World Part I, Cannonball Run, Smokey and the Bandit II and Blazing Saddles. The list goes on, believe me. I double dare you to check out his list of credits on IMDb and not be impressed. Go ahead, do it

As if his work in television and film wasn’t enough we were also blessed with his hosting of Candid Camera from 1991-92. Just thinking of that reminds me of late afternoon cracker and cheese parties with my nana.

Dom DeLuise – American legend, comedic genius.

Obits on a fryday…get ’em while they’re hot!

Dom DeLuise, Comic Actor, Dies at 75

By WILLIAM GRIMES

Published: May 5, 2009

Dom DeLuise, a pudgy actor whose manic grin and air of desperation added comic bounce to films like “The Twelve Chairs,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Cannonball Run,” died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 75 and lived in Pacific Palisades. Continue


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