Actor/Comedian Dom DeLuise Passed Away Yesterday 5/4 At Age 75
Actor, comedian, film director, TV producer, and author Dom DeLuise passed away in his sleep on Monday at age 75. He had been fighting a long battle with cancer.
Generally appearing in comedic roles, DeLuise has appeared in the TV show The Entertainers, The Cannonball Run, the End, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas and more. He was a specialty act of the Dean Martin Show, showing his now infamous 'Dominick The Great' routine.
Best known as a regular in Mel Brook's films, DeLuise has appeared in The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, Spaceballs and more.
On the stage DeLuise has appeared in the comedic operetta Die Fledemaus at the MET Opera, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, here's Love, and The Student Gypsy.