Some more talented individuals left us this month. It’s amazing how so many people have contributed so much to the medium of television.
Comedic actor Dom DeLuise passed away in his sleep on May 4th in Southern California. He was 75 years old. DeLuise was a staple of variety shows in the 1960s and hosted his own from 1983 until 1990. With his seemingly endless enthusiasm, DeLuise was also a frequent guest on talk shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, a co-star in many Mel Brooks movies, and hosted The New Candid Camera in the 1990s. Frequent co-star and close friend Burt Reynolds told Entertainment Tonight, “I was dreading this moment… Dom always made everyone feel better when he was around. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much.”