R.I.P. Dom Deluise

 Lost another great one last night at 75 years young. Most famous for his film associations (and friendships) with Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds some people amazingly only know Dom Deluise as a chef, despite decades of success as a TV and movie actor. Old school fans remember his breakthrough appearances on The Dean Martin Show.

He was never the most famous, and many of the movies he made are long forgotten, but he was a very funny actor and a loyal friend who was beloved by all who knew him. I’m sure there’s a big hole in a lot of hearts today.

Rest in peace, Dom Deluise.

"When I was 14 years old, I decided I could cook. It was either that or puberty."

"When I was 14 years old, I decided I could cook. It was either that or puberty."

“Wronnnnnnnnnnng!” Dom Deluise steals the end of the show in Blazing Saddles!

Dominick The Great – the world’s most inept magician – on the Dean Martin Show.

A descendant of the greats of the silent era like Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd, Dom was pretty good at it himself, like in this clip Out Of Order.

His job in Burt Reynolds movies like Cannonball Run seemed to be twofold- act nuts, and crack Burt up.

As a gluttonous Ceasar in Mel’s History of the World Part One.

And of course, Silent Movie with Mel and the great Marty Feldman.

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2 responses to “R.I.P. Dom Deluise

  1. I suppose to certain generations Dom wasn’t “the most famous,” but to me he’s a part of my childhood movie experience. I’ll miss him.

  2. Bill Mc

    it’s a wonder anything got done on the Cannonball run films with all the laughter and mayhem..love all the clips Bill, Thanks!..i remember most of those films..now you got me wanting too see “silent movie”..NEVER saw that one! RI.P. Dom!

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