Dammitall, my favorite personalities keep leaving us. People I’ve grown up seeing and hearing on TV and in movies.Dom DeLuise died yesterday and with him went the comic genius seen in Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie,The Cannonball Run, Johnny Dangerously,History of the World Part I and countless others.
He was also on The Muppet Show,arguing with Miss Piggy in one of the funniest moments:
And this is my favorite appearance of his, in which he provided a voice: Jeremy the Crow in the 1980’s movie The Secret of NIMH. Jeremy has got to be one of the most brilliantly animated birds I have ever seen.
So long, Dom. May you enjoy your great big kitchen in the sky.