May 5th, 2009

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

RiP Dom DeLuise

My first recollection of Dom DeLuise was from "The Twelve Chairs," which costarred Ron Moody and Frank Langella. DeLuise played a crazed holy man who pursued a treasure in one of the 12 chairs.

He seemed to make movies to please either Mel Brooks or Burt Reynolds. DeLuise was a regular on television and was involved in some great food fights on "The Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson.

Food was a passion for Mr. DeLuise.
His website - - would send e-mail subscribers food recipes.

Dom DeLuise had not been a member of the pop culture for a long time. However when the news of his passing hit the street, many individuals felt loss. Yet on the front page of Dom DeLuise provides a great epitaph;

"It's easy to mourn his death, but easier to remember a time when he made you laugh."