Tuesday, May 5, 2009
He was a very funny man...
Dom DeLuise, who spiced up such movies as "Blazing Saddles," "Silent Movie" and "The Cannonball Run" with his manic delivery and roly-poly persona, has died, his son's publicist told CNN.
He was usually cast as the comic relief in a film or TV show and never disappointed. You get a sense that he really enjoyed his life from the infectious laugh that he had and its effect on those around him.
Just watch these outtakes from the "Cannonball Run" movie and you'll see what I mean (thanks for finding this Chris!)...
You could tell that he and Burt Reynolds were very good friends, as he must have been with most of the people that he worked.
I mean, guys don't usually slap each other around like that and just laugh...and laugh.
He will be missed.