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Dom DeLuise was an actor of film and TV known for parts in such Mel Brooks movies as Silent Movie and Blazing Saddles.
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In later years, DeLuise tried his hand at writing. An avid cook, he authored several instructional books on cooking, including Eat This, It'll Make You Feel Better (1991) and the sequel Eat This Too: It'll Make You Feel Better (1998). He also tried his hand at children books, such as Charlie the Caterpillar (1993) and a retelling of the traditional tale Goldilocks (1997).
In recent years, DeLuise appeared as a regular contributor on the home-improvement radio show,
On The House with The Carey Brothers, giving listeners tips on culinary topics.
On May 4, 2009, DeLuise died in his sleep after suffering from kidney failure. He was survived by his wife, actress Carol Arthur, and three sons, Peter, David and Michael.
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