Sunday, May 24, 2009

Getting Medieval with Dom DeLuise (1933-2009)

Actor-comedian Dom DeLuise passed away on 4 May. DeLuise had an eventful career on film and television, and medievalists, no doubt, will best remember him as Don Giovanni in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993):

DeLuise also starred as the voice of Christopher Columbus in the English version of the animated film Die Abenteuer von Pico und Columbus (1992; a.k.a. The Magic Voyage), a film from director Michael Schoemann, released in conjunction with the quincentenary of Columbus's "discovery" of America. The entire film appears to be available on YouTube:

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