Tuesday, May 5, 2009
STAR LOST- ACTOR,COMEDIAN & GOURMET CHEF DOM DELUISE PASSES AWAY AT AGE 75- CIRCA MAY 5, 2009
Dom DeLuise was the son of a NYC trash man , an accomplished chef and one of the funniest performers ever to grace Broadway,prime time television or the silver screen.
He passed away today after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
Overweight, yet physical and dynamic in pursuit of laughs, DeLuise was a custom, comedic foil for Dean Martin, a deft sidekick for Burt Reynolds , an inspired, insane, co-conspirator for Mel Brooks and a hilarious occupant of Johnny Carson's couch on the TONIGHT SHOW.
Below are two clips that stand as tribute to his formidable talents.
First, is a clip of his debut on NBC-TV's THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW.Enjoy!!!!!
Here, posted below, is a riotous clip from a hilarious, and seemingly spontaneous,TONIGHT SHOW bit spinning wildly out of control. Enjoy!!!!!