Dom DeLuise, 1933-2009, Not From St. Louis
Unreal mourns DeLuise too -- as we have mourned all of those who co-starred with him in Blazing Saddles and preceded him in death. Unreal is by no means a cineaste -- heck, we'd sooner bowl than watch a movie (any movie) -- but Blazing Saddles, a work of movie-making genius, occupies a special place in our heart.
Here's the thing you might be asking yourself, though: Dom DeLuise is not from St. Louis. Dom DeLuise has nada to do with St. Louis. Blazing Saddles has nothing to do with St. Louis, either. So why is Unreal hogging prominent RFT website real estate while having a good cry over the man's portly corpse?
|The inDOMitable Dom DeLuise (right), in Blazing Saddles (with the also-late-great Slim Pickens)|
How frickin' cool is that?
When we get finished waxing rhapsodic over Dom DeLuise, we're gonna buzz on over to Bea Arthur's guestbook, and Jack Kemp's.
By then we'll be all cried out.
Which reminds us -- the surviving star-studded cast of Blazing Saddles is thinning by the day...
Gene Wilder (Jim)
Mel Brooks (Governor William J. Lepetomane / Indian Chief)
Burton Gilliam (Lyle)
Alex Karras (Mongo)
David Huddleston (Olson Johnson)
John Hillerman (Howard Johnson)
Carol Arthur (Harriett Johnson) [she's DeLuise's widow]