Dom DeLuise
Actor, comedian, chef, director, producer, author
Dom DeLuise
Dominick "Dom" DeLuise was an American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author. He was the husband of actress Carol Arthur from 1965 until his death and the father of actor, director, pianist, and writer Peter DeLuise, actor David DeLuise, and actor Michael DeLuise.
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Timothy Braun: Stay Here, I'm Getting You Out, or Away With Dusty
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Five years ago I looked into a cage and said, "Stay here, I'm getting you out," to my dog, Dusty-Danger. He was sitting in the second pin at a shelter in Austin, TX, a shelter that had become known for putting down 50 percent of their animals. Walking into the joint was a random accident, a moment in which I was looking to escape the Texas heat, but a good choice. I had no intention of getting a dog, but was enamored by his one blue, one brown eye, and his charm. Chewbacca, Dr. Watson and the entire career of Dom DeLuise should all kneel before the fur-covered sidekick-ery of Dusty-Danger. Dusty had been abandoned twice, once for financial concerns, and another because he "follows" people around the house. As Dusty and I got to know each other I was concerned he would cramp my style: I travel a lot, especially in the summer time, and didn't want to be held back. On the third day of having the dog I almost took him back to the shelter. He urinated on my books just as a new e ...
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Mike Ryan: Happy 30th Birthday To An Awful, Awful Movie
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I remember the first movie that made me cry. Unfortunately, it wasn't tears of sorrow; they were tears of anger, a 9-year-old's hissy fit. I only say "unfortunately" because it is inherently unfortunate to admit that the first movie that ever made me cry was Smokey and the Bandit Part 3. I cried because I was tricked. It's been 30 years since Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 was released in theaters and, as far as I'm concerned, the timeline that we all currently occupy cannot get far enough away from this movie. This is why I write about it now: Not to celebrate its existence, but rather to embrace the years it has not been in our movie theaters. For 30 years, it is not been a part of our lives. For that, I am grateful. This is kind of weird to admit now, but from about 1977 to 1981, Burt Reynolds was the Hollywood actor as far as "cool" was concerned. Yes, Reynolds was a respected actor (Deliverance) and, later, sex symbol, long before '77 -- but as far as the guy ever ...
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Al DeLuise: How Romance Movies Ruined My Love Life
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I love old movies but I'm afraid they have had an unintended effect on my love life, or lack thereof. In those movies the leading man always got the girl -- I thought that was just how it worked. Except for Romeo and Juliet (that did not end well) I thought the boy always got the girl. But if I wasn't going to get the girl, I thought it would be for some noble reason, like Bogart at the end of Casablanca -- if I'm not going to get laid, it better be because I'm off saving the world. In all those black-and-white road-maps that guided my life there was always the enviable moment when two people's eyes locked and they knew that was it. That was "The Spark" and I have lived my life letting it guide me through the dark halls of my love life. Goddamn Spark. I'm not sure how many would be relationships I passed up because of my undying allegiance to this indefinable ghost that has defined my life. Except for the one time I should have paid attention, and I didn't. Two night ...
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Al DeLuise: Mistaken Identity: How I Suddenly Became A Movie Star (In Iceland)
Huffington Post - about 4 years
From the moment I began writing my blog, and then when The Huffington Post picked it up, I have been having a blast. My whole life I got rejection letters from strangers and praise from family and friends for my writing. I was skeptical of both. But with my blog suddenly literally thousands of strangers are reading my writings and, although I do get some negative feedback, most responses have been wonderful. Above and beyond the writing two things happened that had me absolutely laughing out loud. When I was first invited to have my blog on the Huffington Post, the editor also asked me to provide to her 10 things I learned about women now that I was over 50. Considering I haven't been in a real relationship in quite a while it took me some time but I was able to piece some together. I passed it along to my editor and waited to see it online. After a few months of not seeing the article I forgot about it and continued to post to my blog. One thing that I found very ...
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'The Bourne Legacy': What Happens After The Title Character Is Ditched?
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
A bit lost in the fact that Matt Damon does not appear in the latest Jason Bourne movie, The Bourne Legacy, is that Jason Bourne does not appear in The Bourne Legacy. On the surface, this may seem like the same thing. But Damon's non-inclusion has been such a big story Bourne's non-appearance has been somewhat lost. This is actually quite remarkable: For crying out loud, the character's name is in the title of the movie. Could you imagine a Harry Potter movie in which Harry Potter does not appear? Now, this has been attempted a handful of times in the past, but the results haven't been particularly stellar. In fact, it could be considered the Kobayashi Maru of character scenarios. Actually, two examples in particular stand out: Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 and The Dukes of Hazzard. (Yes, Valerie sort of qualifies. Valerie Harper was famously written out of her self-titled show -- her character was actually killed -- and the show was, briefly, renamed Valerie's Family. But then it w ...
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9 Prolific Actor/Director Combos Not Quite as Cool as Johnny Depp and Tim Burton
Movie Line - almost 5 years
This weekend sees the release of Dark Shadows, marking the eighth time director Tim Burton has teamed with Johnny Depp, his second-favorite performer on screen. (He no doubt frequently has to tell Helena Bonham Carter as much.) So natural is their pairing that we have come to expect a certain level of quality and/or box-office performance from their combined efforts, and an announcement of a new Burton title has generally come to carry the promise of a Depp appearance. Although Hollywood has long brought us such fruitful and lucrative actor/director relationships — from both Cary Grant and James Stewart's collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock to Robert De Niro's legendary work with Martin Scorsese — consider nine other long-term pairings packing a little (or a lot) less luster. Héctor Elizondo / Gary Marshall After Marshall cast character actor Elizondo in his feature directing debut, soap-opera spoof Young Doctors In Love, the two became friends to such an extent that the actor has ...
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YOUR MONEY; Financial Lessons From Sports Stars' Mistakes
NYTimes - over 5 years
Michael Vick will take the field on Sunday wearing the uniform of the Philadelphia Eagles, who took him in after his imprisonment for helping to run a dogfighting ring. But thanks to his personal bankruptcy filing after he went to jail, he will also be playing for BMW Financial Services, Dodson Pest Control, Summertime Pool and the Monticello Woods
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DVD Review: i<3 iCarly Collection - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
He&#39;s worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American&#39;s Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN&#39;s Gaters. He&#39;s been featured on The Today Show and CBS&#39;s 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, &quot;Joe, you look like an
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What's So Bad About Feeling Good? - Who2 (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Also: &quot;J. Gardner Moore (Dom DeLuise) is sent by the government to stop the outbreak. He arrives wearing a spacesuit.&quot; Yes, they made &#39;em different in the old days. And yes, that&#39;s Mary in her very square sleeping mask at 0:24. (She&#39;s immune, poor girl
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Conditioning rule must be revisited - Half Moon Bay Review
Google News - over 5 years
To quote Dom DeLuise from the classic movie, &quot;Blazing Saddles,&quot; &quot;WRONG!&quot; Peninsula Athletic League commissioner Terry Stogner told me Aug. 1 is the official start of the school year. Since practice for the fall sports don&#39;t begin for a couple of weeks,
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'The Cannonball Run' and 'Three Amigos!' Blu-rays Dated - High-Def Digest
Google News - over 5 years
The film about an illegal cross-country car race features memorable performances by Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Adrienne Barbeau, Jackie Chan, Bert Convey, Terry Bradshaw, and Jamie Farr
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The Cannonball Run Blu-ray - Blu-ray.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Golden Harvest release featured an ensemble cast including Dom DeLuise, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Terry Bradshaw. A sequel, Cannonball Run II was made three years later in 1984
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Story Notes for Blazing Saddles - AMCtv.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dom DeLuise (the director) was in many Brooks movies, including History of the World: Part I. A true Renaissance man, DeLuise was also an author, director, producer, and chef. A true outdoorsman, Pickens would camp out with his dog during the location
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KAFM NOTES: The little people who helped make MTV a hit - Grand Junction Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Portly comedian Dom DeLuise would have celebrated his 78th year on planet Earth. And equally portly jam rock legend Jerry Garcia might have been trying to blow out 69 candles on his birthday cake. But they&#39;re all dead. Whereas MTV still lives,
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OFFBEAT: Field Museum and 'best of bathrooms' up for vote with public restroom ... - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Carol Arthur DeLuise (&quot;The Dom DeLuise Show&quot;) is 76. Singer Frankie Ford is 72. Actress Tina Cole (&quot;My Three Sons&quot;) is 68. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 67. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 56. Actress Kym Karath (Gretl von Trapp in &quot;The Sound of
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On This Day in History: August 1 First 'King of Brooklyn' - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
Dominick “Dom” DeLuise was born in Brooklyn on August 1, 1933, the son of John and Vincenza DeLuise. His father worked for the New York Sanitation Department
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 5 years
10 P.M. (HBO Signature) WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (2010) Michael Douglas returns as the reptilian financier Gordon Gekko, who, after serving an eight-year prison sentence, has landed in the public spotlight once again for writing a critical and prescient book about the state of the markets. Shia LaBeouf (above right, with Mr. Douglas) is the
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TV Writer Samuel Denoff Passes Away, Services Held at Eden Memorial Park - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The ensemble cast included Cindy Williams in her first major role before Laverne &amp; Shirley, BIG EDDIE, starring his mentor Sheldon Leonard, THE MONTEFUSCOS, and LOTSA LUCK, starring Dom DeLuise. In the mid seventies the team broke up and Sam went on to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dom DeLuise
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 75
    DeLuise died on May 4, 2009, at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
    More Details Hide Details He was hospitalized at the time, suffering from kidney failure and respiratory problems due to complications from diabetes and high blood pressure. He suffered from cancer for more than a year prior to his death. His family was by his side at the time of his death. His good friend Burt Reynolds made a statement to the Los Angeles Times, saying: "As you get older and start to lose people you love, you think about it more, and I was dreading this moment. Dom always made you feel better when he was around, and there will never be another like him." Mel Brooks also made a statement to the same paper, telling them that DeLuise "created so much joy and laughter on the set that you couldn’t get your work done. So every time I made a movie with Dom, I would plan another two days on the schedule just for laughter. It's a sad day. It's hard to think of this life and this world without him."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1989
    Age 55
    DeLuise exhibited his comedic talents while playing the speaking part of the jailer Frosch in the comedic operetta Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera, playing the role in four separate revivals of the work at the Met between December 1989 and January 1996.
    More Details Hide Details In the production, while the singing was in German, the spoken parts were in English. A lifelong opera fan, he also portrayed the role of L'Opinion Publique in drag for the Los Angeles Opera's production of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld. An avid cook and author of several books on cooking, he appeared as a regular contributor to a syndicated home improvement radio show, On The House with The Carey Brothers, giving listeners tips on culinary topics. He was also a friend and self-proclaimed "look-alike" of famous Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme and author of seven children's books. In 1964, while working in summer theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts, DeLuise met his wife, actress Carol Arthur. They had three sons.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1968
    Age 34
    Garrison also featured DeLuise in his own hour-long comedy specials for ABC. (Martin was often just off-camera when these were taped, and his distinctive laugh can be heard loud and clear.) In 1968 he hosted his own hour-long comedy variety series for CBS, The Dom DeLuise Show.
    More Details Hide Details Taped in Miami at The Jackie Gleason Theater it featured many regular Gleason show cast members including The June Taylor Dancers and The Sammy Spear Orchestra. Dom's wife Carol Arthur also regularly appeared. The 16 week run was the summer replacement for The Jonathan Winters Show. DeLuise was probably best known as a regular in Mel Brooks' films. He appeared in The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Brooks' late wife, actress Anne Bancroft, directed Dom in Fatso (1980). He also had a cameo in Johnny Dangerously as the Pope and in Jim Henson's The Muppet Movie as a wayward Hollywood talent agent who comes across Kermit the Frog singing "The Rainbow Connection" in the film's opening scene. He also appeared with fellow Brooks regulars Gene Wilder (who directed the film as well), Marty Feldman, and Madeline Kahn in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, as well as alongside Wilder and Gilda Radner in a later Gene Wilder-directed film, Haunted Honeymoon. He also appeared in Stargate SG-1 as Urgo.
  • 1964
    Age 30
    DeLuise generally appeared in comedic parts, although an early appearance in the movie Fail-Safe as a nervous USAF technical sergeant showed a broader range. His first acting credit was as a regular performer in the television show The Entertainers in 1964.
    More Details Hide Details He gained early notice for his supporting turn in the Doris Day film The Glass Bottom Boat (1966). In his New York Times review, Vincent Canby panned the film but singled out the actor, stating, "The best of the lot, however, is a newcomer, Dom DeLuise, as a portly, bird-brained spy." In the 1970s and 1980s he often co-starred with Burt Reynolds. Together they appeared in the films The Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II, Smokey and the Bandit II, The End, All Dogs Go to Heaven and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. DeLuise was the host of the television show Candid Camera from 1991-92. DeLuise also lent his distinct voice to various animated films and was a particular staple of Don Bluth's features, playing major roles in The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, A Troll in Central Park and All Dogs Go to Heaven. All Dogs Go to Heaven also featured Reynolds' voice as Charlie B. Barkin, the at-first reluctant hero, and DeLuise voiced Itchy Itchiford, Charlie's best friend, sidekick and later partner in business. Unlike DeLuise, however, Reynolds did not voice Charlie in any of the eventual film sequels, TV episodes, TV-episode sequels, or TV series. DeLuise also voiced the legendary character of Charles Dickens' Fagin in the Walt Disney film Oliver & Company and made voice guest appearances on several animated TV series.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 27
    In 1961 DeLuise played in the Off Broadway musical revue "Another Evening with Harry Stoons" that lasted nine previews and one performance.
    More Details Hide Details Another member of the cast was 19-year-old Barbra Streisand.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Born
    Born on August 1, 1933.
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