DOM DeLUISE... shows up with his lovely wife, Carol, at all our PDS events,
speaking out at most of them in his hilarious way, hugging us, cheering
us, giving his all for his many dancing friends.
Dom's resume goes back to those summer productions
at the Cleveland Playhouse where his first part was the role of Bernie,
the dog, in Bernie's Christmas Wish. Wouldn't it be great
to see that one! He appeared in many off-Broadway shows and in 1968
starred in Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers ON Broadway.
It was television where he really found his
audience. He debuted his Dominick, The Great, on The Gary Moore
Show. After guest starring on many variety shows, he became a
regular on The Entertainers. Choreographer Peter Gennaro often
put Dom through some tricky dance routines which Dom always put his personal
stamp on. The Dean Martin Show followed with Bob Sidney creating
delicious moves for him. In 1968 he hosted his own show on CBS under
the guiding hand of Jackie Gleason, and later returned to host ABC's Dom
DeLuise and friends from 1983 to 1990.
On the big screen Dom began in Sidney Lumet's 1964 movie, Fail Safe. And then came a whole bunch of goodies; The Glass Bottom Boat with Doris Day, The Busy body, The Twelve chairs and many of Mel Brooks' Classics; Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, Spaceballs, Robin Hood, Men in Tights, as well as several with his close friend Burt Reynolds, Smokey and the Bandit II, Cannonball Run I and II , The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Dom's personal favorite, The End.
Add to this his voice-overs in several animated
features, his two cookbooks, his children's books and his greatest joys,
his wife Carol, their sons, Peter, Michael and David, and their grandchildren
Riley, Dylan and the newest arrival, Jake.