Dom DeLuise

Dom DeLuise

Dominick "Dom" DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor and comedian. Known primarily for comedy roles, he rose to fame in the 1970s as a frequent guest on television variety shows. He is widely recognized for his performances in the films of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, as well as a series of collaborations and a double act with Burt Reynolds. Beginning in the 1980s, his popularity expanded to younger audiences from voicing characters in several major animated productions, particularly those of Don Bluth. DeLuise was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian American parents. He attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City and later studied biology at Tufts University. After graduating from college, he began his career as a stand-up comedian. He made his television debut in 1964 on the variety show The Dean Martin Show. In 1970, DeLuise made his film debut in the Mel Brooks comedy The Twelve Chairs. He went on to appear in several other Brooks films, including Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and History of the World, Part I. He also starred in a number of films with Gene Wilder, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The World's Greatest Lover, and See No Evil, Hear No Evil. DeLuise was a frequent collaborator with Burt Reynolds, and the two starred in a number of films together, including The End, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Cannonball Run II. He also had a recurring role on the television series Evening Shade. In addition to his film and television work, DeLuise was also a successful voice actor. He voiced characters in a number of animated films, including All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Secret of NIMH, and An American Tail. He also hosted the children's cooking show Cooking with Dom DeLuise. DeLuise was a popular and beloved figure in Hollywood. He was known for his infectious laugh and his larger-than-life personality. He was also a talented actor and comedian, and he enjoyed a long and successful career. Dom DeLuise died on May 4, 2009, at the age of 75. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for several months. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Beverly Hills, California. DeLuise's family released a statement saying that he had died "peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer." They said that he was "surrounded by his loving family and friends." DeLuise's death was met with sadness and tributes from fans and colleagues alike. Mel Brooks, who directed DeLuise in several films, said that he was "a great talent and a great friend." Gene Wilder said that DeLuise was "one of the funniest people I've ever known." DeLuise's funeral was held on May 8, 2009, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. He was buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    8/1/1933
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A Troll in Central Park
5.1
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Fatso
5.8
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Laurel and Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys
6.5
Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff
7
Going Bananas
Going Bananas
3
Happy
Happy
6.5
Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas
6.5
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Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her
0
History of the World: Part I
History of the World: Part I
6.8
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The Silence of the Hams
4.9
All Dogs Go to Heaven
All Dogs Go to Heaven
6.7
Cannonball Run II
Cannonball Run II
5.4
The End
The End
5.5
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
5.9
An All Dogs Christmas Carol
An All Dogs Christmas Carol
5.8
Red Line
Red Line
8
The Skateboard Kid
The Skateboard Kid
3
The Dean Martin Christmas Show
The Dean Martin Christmas Show
7.6
My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception
My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception
3
Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926
Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926
0
Diary of a Young Comic
Diary of a Young Comic
0
Silent Movie
Silent Movie
6.5
Haunted Honeymoon
Haunted Honeymoon
5.3
Loose Cannons
Loose Cannons
5
The Twelve Chairs
The Twelve Chairs
6.3
Driving Me Crazy
Driving Me Crazy
3.7
Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After
5.5
The World's Greatest Lover
The World's Greatest Lover
5.8
The Godson
The Godson
3.1
A Taxi Driver in New York
A Taxi Driver in New York
5.7
Sextette
Sextette
2.8
Diary of a Bachelor
Diary of a Bachelor
3
Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls
Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls
0
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
6.2
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds
6
What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
6.7
The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run
6.1
The Secret of NIMH
The Secret of NIMH
7.4
Smokey and the Bandit II
Smokey and the Bandit II
5.6
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
6
The Tin Soldier
The Tin Soldier
6.6
Only with Married Men
Only with Married Men
5
The Good Bad Guy
The Good Bad Guy
5
Mickey's Audition
6
Girl Play
Girl Play
5.2
Baby Geniuses
Baby Geniuses
4
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
6.2
Almost Pregnant
Almost Pregnant
4.8
Munchie
Munchie
4
Evil Roy Slade
Evil Roy Slade
6.5
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Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense
0
Silent Laughter: The Reel Inspirations of 'Silent Movie'
Silent Laughter: The Reel Inspirations of 'Silent Movie'
0
Shari's Passover Surprise
Shari's Passover Surprise
0
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter
0
Wholly Moses
Wholly Moses
4.8
The Brainiacs.com
The Brainiacs.com
5.7
The Last Married Couple in America
The Last Married Couple in America
4.4
Lion of Oz
Lion of Oz
5.6
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
6.3
Baryshnikov in Hollywood
Baryshnikov in Hollywood
0
Oliver & Company
Oliver & Company
6.7
The Cheap Detective
The Cheap Detective
6.2
Johnny Dangerously
Johnny Dangerously
6.2
Norwood
Norwood
5.6
Every Little Crook and Nanny
Every Little Crook and Nanny
0
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
4.6
The Magic Voyage
The Magic Voyage
4.9
Back in the Saddle
Back in the Saddle
6
The Glass Bottom Boat
The Glass Bottom Boat
6.2
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
6.3
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
4.8
Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff
Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff
0
I Love Muppets
I Love Muppets
6.3
Boys Will Be Boys
Boys Will Be Boys
5
Musical Mel: Inventing The Inquisition
Musical Mel: Inventing The Inquisition
0
The Busy Body
The Busy Body
7.1
'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' – The Legend Had It Coming
'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' – The Legend Had It Coming
6
Fail Safe
Fail Safe
7.8
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts
5
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie
7.2
Magic with the Stars
Magic with the Stars
0
An American Tail
An American Tail
6.7
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
6.6
Don't Drink the Water
Don't Drink the Water
5.5
Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation
Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation
8
Spaceballs
Spaceballs
6.8
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
7.3
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
8.2
The Muppets Go Hollywood
The Muppets Go Hollywood
6.2
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