Comic, Actor Dom Deluise Dies at Age 75

In Films/Film stars, obituaries, Video on May 5, 2009 by Editor Z

Character Actor Dom Deluise, best known for his portrayals of quirky comedic figures passed away Monday at a hospital in Santa Monica after a long battle with an illness that has of now, not been made public. He was 75 years old.

Deluise, the chubby comic who was best known for his part as Burt Reynolds side kick in the Cannonball Run movies and was a staple in such Mel Brooks classics as Blazing Saddles (1973), Silent Movie (1976), and History of the World Part I (1981).

Deluise also made a name for himself in the world of stage and television, later parlaying his success into becoming a gourmet cook, as well as an author of cook books and children’s books.



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