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May. 5th, 2009 09:22 pm 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 - http://www.domdeluise.com/ - 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."

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Date:May 6th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)

Dom DeLouise

Sorry to learn Dom DeLouise is gone. He will be remembered for his comedy but he also had a great deal of dramatic talent. In "Fail Safe" back in the 60s he had a very impressive scene as a military specialist who is ordered to tell the Russians how to shoot down American planes on a mistaken mission to nuke Moscow.
Date:May 7th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)

Re: Dom DeLouise

I remember that, it scared the bejesus out of me when I saw it as a kid. "Fail Safe" had many actors, like Larry Hagman, who had small roles in that flick.