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Job Actor, voice actor, comedian, film director, television producer and writer
Years active 1964-2009
Known for Dupes and bunglers, rogues and charlatans
Top Roles Julius Pritter, Sgt. Collins, Kurt Brock, J. Gardner Monroe, Dominick DiNapoli
Top GenresComedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Crime, Romance
Top TopicsSlapstick, Romance (Comic), Screwball Comedy
Top Collaborators (Director), , ,
Shares birthday with Martin Melcher, Lillian Miles, Henry Jones  see more..

Dom DeLuise Overview:

Character actor, Dom DeLuise, was born Dominick DeLuise on Aug 1, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY. DeLuise died at the age of 75 on May 4, 2009 in Santa Monica, CA .

MINI BIO:

Plump, giggling, mischievous American comedian, Dom DeLuise, gradually built up a reputation on television, then became a familiar movie face through his appearances in Mel Brooks' films. He then became equally associated with the comedies of Burt Reynolds. At first he played dupes and bunglers, but later diversified his roles to include rogues and charlatans, all in the same broad vein. He was married to actress Carol Arthur from 1965 until his death in 2009.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Dom DeLuise Quotes:

Julius Pritter: Your heel is in my ingrown.


Julius Pritter: Gismo? You are a spy!


Julius Pritter: [gets his foot stuck in a waste basket] I cannot go through life like this?


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Dom DeLuise Facts
One of three children born to Italian immigrants. His brother and sister are Nick and Ann.

Joined the Cain Park Theatre in Cleveland and spent two seasons at the Cleveland Playhouse in the 1950s.

Has spoofed The Godfather (1972) in two movies Cannonball Run II (1984) as Don Canneloni and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) as Don Giovanni.

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