Sunday, 10 May 2009

Dom DeLuise - Gone Too Soon!

1st Aug 1933 - 4th May 2009

Crusty was deeply, deeply saddened the other day when Chu Me advised that one of her favourite comedy actors Dom DeLuise had died at the tender age of 75.

There are few stars of our screens who can bring a smile to one's face just with the sight of them and even fewer whose personality, warmth and humour exude from every pore - the man was naturally funny.

His work with the great Mel Brooks (History of the World: Part 1, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs) and with his friend Burt Reynolds (Cannonball Run) were superb and, in particular, Crusty will always regard his portrayal of the righteous consumer reporter Melvin P. Thorpe in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas as one of his masterpieces.

Not only did he shine as an actor, he was equally acclaimed as an author and as a chef; a multi talented wonder.

Dom, you will be greatly missed! A candle burns brightly in the chapel at Crusty Hall in your memory.

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