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Actor Dom DeLuise Dies At 75



    Actor Dom DeLuise Dies At 75

    Actor and comedian Dom DeLuise, whose big screen classics included "The Cannonball Run," "Spaceballs" and "History of the World Part I," died on Monday night at a Los Angeles hospital, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

    He was 75.

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    The actor has starred in dozens of films over the years, often teaming up with off-screen pal Burt Reynolds.

    Most recently, he was working to develop a CGI live-action fantasy film called "Instant Karma," which was going to star Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan and Mira Sorvino. Reynolds and DeLuise were lined up to both have "voice" roles in the film. However, production on the film never began and according to the production company behind the picture, the film is "no longer in development."

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    DeLuise became a household name in the '80s with his comedic commercials for Ziploc bags.

    DeLuise leaves behind a wife – actress Carol Arthur – and three sons, all of whom followed in their father's Hollywood footsteps.

    Peter DeLuise, 42, has starred in numerous TV shows, including "21 Jumpstreet," "SeaQuest DSV" and "Stargate SG-1." He's also worked extensively as a TV writer, director and producer on shows including "Kyle XY" and the "Stargate" franchise.

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    Michael DeLuise, 38, had a recurring role as "TJ" on "Gilmore Girls." His other acting credits include "Brooklyn South," "NYPD Blue" and "SeaQuest DSV."

    David DeLuise, 37, has also made numerous TV appearances, on such shows as "Gilmore Girls," "CSI" and "Without A Trace." Most recently, David is known for playing Jerry Russon on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place."

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