Whenever a movie comes on TV that has Dom DeLuise in it, I know it's going to be funny. A few weeks back I saw him in the 1978 movie "The End" with Burt Reynolds. DeLuise plays a nut who has been committed to an asylum. He meets Burt Reynolds' character when he too is commited for attempting suicide. DeLuise's character tries to help the Reynolds character accomplish his suicide goal -- even after Reynolds has changed his mind. It was wickedly funny.
I've been a fan of Dom DeLuise for quite some time and felt a kind of affection for this actor. He died in his sleep yesterday at age 75. For him "The End" has become a reality.
He was a big warm Italian guy who loved to eat and make people laugh, and he was darned good at both.
I'll miss him.