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Dom DeLuise Dead at 75
Extratv.com ^ | 05/05/09

Posted on 05/05/2009 8:29:07 AM PDT by Borges

Another comic great has died. Dom DeLuise passed away at a Los Angeles hospital around 6:00 PM Monday, reports TMZ.

A film and TV staple since the mid-1960's, DeLuise was an expert foil for other performers, including Dean Martin, Mel Brooks (in six of his films) and Burt Reynolds, with whom he starred in the "Cannonball Run" flicks. In 1980, he played the lead in "Fatso," a film written and directed by Anne Bancroft, the late wife of Mel Brooks.

A noted gourmand, DeLuise authored two books of his Italian recipes, and wrote several children's books. He voiced numerous characters in animated films and television.

DeLuise is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Arthur, three sons, Peter, Michael and David, and three grandchildren.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2009obituary; carolarthur; comedian; comedy; deluise; domdeluise; hollywood; madelinekahn; obituaries
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1 posted on 05/05/2009 8:29:07 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Man, that’s sad news.


2 posted on 05/05/2009 8:29:59 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: Borges

Oh, how sad! He was very funny!


3 posted on 05/05/2009 8:30:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stay out of Mexico. Wash your hands. Keep your pigs outdoors.)
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To: Borges

God Bless, his entertainment brought my family a lot of pleasure.


4 posted on 05/05/2009 8:30:21 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Borges
...he starred in the "Cannonball Run" flicks.

Classic comedy. Rest in Peace Dom.

5 posted on 05/05/2009 8:30:46 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Borges

RIP Dom. May the Lord bring peace to your family


6 posted on 05/05/2009 8:31:04 AM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: Borges

RIP Dom. Thanks for the laughs. We'll be doing "The French Mistake" today in your honor.

7 posted on 05/05/2009 8:31:33 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Borges

A shame.

Loved him in Silent Movie.

8 posted on 05/05/2009 8:31:34 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Borges

Can you blame him, look who is president. Rest in peace Dom, we all loved you.


9 posted on 05/05/2009 8:31:53 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Borges

Sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace Mr. DeLuise.


10 posted on 05/05/2009 8:32:10 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Borges

That’s too bad! If folks haven’t seen ‘Fatso,’ they should. Good movie.

I must be getting old; 75 doesn’t seem that old to me.


11 posted on 05/05/2009 8:32:39 AM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Borges

Awww - I really like Dom, too. What an incredibly funny man he was.

RIP, fella.


12 posted on 05/05/2009 8:32:46 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (We've gone from Jefferson to the Jeffersons)
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To: Borges

RIP Capt. Chaos...

Thanks for the laughs Dom!

13 posted on 05/05/2009 8:32:57 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Borges

Awww.....

He seemed like a good guy. Thats hard to find in Hollywood. During the ending credits for Cannonball Run, they showed bloopers. The ones with Dom in them were the funniest. Poor Burt, he never could hold it together around Dom.


14 posted on 05/05/2009 8:33:29 AM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: Borges

The man was outstanding as an actor. The world will surely miss him. Bless you Dom.


15 posted on 05/05/2009 8:33:44 AM PDT by RC2 (WE ARE A REPUBLIC.......act like it.)
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To: Borges

Awww. He was so so funny. RIP.


17 posted on 05/05/2009 8:34:16 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: Borges
So sad....

Dom and Dean Martin

18 posted on 05/05/2009 8:34:16 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: Borges

Ohhhhhhhh noooooooooooo! Soooooo sad! He will be missed. One of the few left who had ANY talent. He could be funny without being ‘crude’. That takes GREAT talent.


19 posted on 05/05/2009 8:34:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Borges
A wonderful man who has gone to be with his maker. Fortunately his comedic characters will live forever!

Amen fellow Eyetalian

20 posted on 05/05/2009 8:35:34 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: Cargon

Was he not Canadian?
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Not sure......but John Candy was.


21 posted on 05/05/2009 8:36:06 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Borges
He was a funny funny man.

He also had a beautiful singing voice.
I'm gonna miss him very much.
22 posted on 05/05/2009 8:36:38 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Borges
RIP Dom,

I liked his part in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, where he played the character of Marvin Zindler, Eyewitness News.

23 posted on 05/05/2009 8:37:10 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: Borges

RIP to a wonderful funny man who(as far as I know) wisely kept his politics to himself and focused on being an entertainer instead. I’ll need to watch “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother” in his honor.

We’ll miss you Dom. Say hi to Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman and all those wonderful comedians from that era for me.


24 posted on 05/05/2009 8:37:25 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Mr. Jazzy

He knew how to run his plate.

RIP my friend.


25 posted on 05/05/2009 8:37:43 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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Watchdog will get you if you don't watch out...
(:
26 posted on 05/05/2009 8:38:23 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Borges

Dom was a great one, sadly I thought he had passed already. His son is on a Disney show, looks a lot like him.


27 posted on 05/05/2009 8:39:15 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Williams

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, our Great Grandmothers from Calabria were sisters!


28 posted on 05/05/2009 8:40:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Borges

What was it about him? He acted gay but didn’t annoy me and was funny. What made him different?


29 posted on 05/05/2009 8:40:53 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Borges

Many years ago, probably about 30, we took our children to the circus in Los Angeles. After the lights had dimmed for the start of the show, here came an usher with a flashlight and the whole DeLuise family in tow (Mom, Dad & Kids). They sat right in front of us. It was pretty cool. I’m sorry for his family.


30 posted on 05/05/2009 8:41:19 AM PDT by Mother of the Bride
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To: Borges

prayers up for Dom’s family. he will be greatly missed. loved him.....


31 posted on 05/05/2009 8:43:17 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Borges

R.I.P. One of the all-time greats!


32 posted on 05/05/2009 8:43:39 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: randog
The thing I will always remember about Dom is how out of control he got when laughing. The best were the out takes of CBR where he and Burt would be doing a scene and Dom would just start laughing for no reason. He was a class act.
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33 posted on 05/05/2009 8:44:11 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Borges

Wow...a wife of 43 years.How often do you see *that* in showbiz?


34 posted on 05/05/2009 8:44:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Young Werther
He authored four or five cook books. I have one of them and it's a great resource.
35 posted on 05/05/2009 8:45:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Borges

I enjoyed him in the film “THE END” with Burt Reynolds.

He is a patient in the mental hospital where Reynolds is sent because of his suicidal tendencies.

I am surprised he didn’t pass away sooner as so many of our overweight commeidans have in the past.


36 posted on 05/05/2009 8:46:44 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: Borges
We'll miss you, big guy!

Especially "Him"!

37 posted on 05/05/2009 8:46:54 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

There are a lot of funny Canadians.

Perhaps it’s because they don’t have to be tough. America handles that part.


38 posted on 05/05/2009 8:49:14 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Borges
Watching the commercials for "Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts" has another "Well, that one's dead too" entry.

Amazing how many stars were on those shows.

Youtubes of Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts

Youtube of roast with Ronald Reagan followed by Chef Dom Deluise

39 posted on 05/05/2009 8:49:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Borges

Thanks,Dom,for years of fun and laughter.There’s a new star in Heaven tonight.


40 posted on 05/05/2009 8:50:08 AM PDT by massmike
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To: Borges

He was great. The bloopers from movies he did with Burt Reynolds could have been a sit com in themselves.

I think one of his sons was a wrter or director as well as a minor carachter on the Stargate SG1 series for a while. Now Peter(?) has a show on Nicklodeon.


41 posted on 05/05/2009 8:52:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Borges

My sides would ache from laughing so hard at his shows on TV—especially with Dean Martin and company.

A gifted comic, a sensitive man with a full heart, and a great chef.

A full 75 years. Thank you for the gift of many laughs,Dom.

If you listen closely, you’ll hear Heaven ringing with laughter.


42 posted on 05/05/2009 8:54:09 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
Very sad. I will make a recipe from his cookbook this week in memory of a great and funny man.
43 posted on 05/05/2009 8:56:49 AM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: Cargon

He was a New Yorker


44 posted on 05/05/2009 8:58:16 AM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: radiohead

I’m getting ready to ride the pale horse, myself.


45 posted on 05/05/2009 8:58:33 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Borges

Such a funny, gentle man. RIP, Dom.


46 posted on 05/05/2009 8:59:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Bye bye Dom....it's been fun


47 posted on 05/05/2009 9:00:38 AM PDT by xp38
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To: ReformationFan
"Why don't we all drink some a-very sexy wi-i-i-ine!"

I forgot about his ridiculous role in that very funny movie. To think that Leo McKern was in that as well! God rest 'em all.

48 posted on 05/05/2009 9:01:18 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Borges
The "fat man" in American comedy is a standard.

Dom was one of the best.

He did gentle comedy. Poking fun at situations and people, but always with a warmth as two friends would do with each other.

His style and humor lives on in his work.

49 posted on 05/05/2009 9:01:26 AM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: ~Vor~

There are probably a number of clips of Dom from his appearances on the Dean Martin celebrity roasts.


50 posted on 05/05/2009 9:02:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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