Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75.
DeLuise died Monday night, son Michael DeLuise said Tuesday.
The comedian died in his sleep after a long illness.
He was close friends with Burt Reynolds, and spent a lot of time in Palm Beach County and South Florida acting and directing.
Published in The Palm Beach Post from May 5 to July 17, 2009