[DOM DeLUISE] CAROL DeLUISE ALS: "Carol", 1 page, 5½x7. Pacific Palisades, California, no date. To comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller. Begins: "Dear Phyllis

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ALS: "Carol", 1 page, 5½x7. Pacific Palisades, California, no date. To comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller. Begins: "Dear Phyllis". In full: "Dom and I will be attending the dedication of this unique building on Tuesday morning. What makes this building unique is that all services, ie: architect, carpenters, workmen, etc., (in this day and age) were donated to make this dream come true. We feel equally supportive of the work the Blind Childrens Center & the Pearl S. Buck Foundation accomplish for children in need. Hope you might be in town and might have the time to attend. We just loved seeing you in Washington, D.C. Love". The Pearl S. Buck Foundation was founded in 1946 by Pulitizer and Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck. The foundation provides funding to children in half a dozen Asian countries as well as grants to other programs for children. Comic actor DOM DeLUISE had married actress CAROL ARTHUR (born in 1935) on November 23, 1965. Arthur appeared on her husband's TV show, The Dom DeLuise Show, in 1968 (as Carol Arthur), and they appeared together in several films, including Blazing Saddles (1974), Silent Movie (1976) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). In 1983, the couple and their three sons, Peter, Michael and David, were in the made-for-TV movie, Happy. Carol also made guest appearances on several TV shows from 1974-1985. Comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER (1917-2012), known for her outrageous appearance, zany outfits, distinctive laugh and a stand-up act that featured frequent references to her fictional husband, "Fang", and zingers about her sex appeal and numerous plastic surgeries, got her big break in March 1955 (at age 37), when she debuted at San Francisco's Purple Onion club. A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar launched her national career, which got a big boost after Bob Hope saw Diller in a Washington, D.C. club. A favorite of the comedian, Diller would appear in three of Hope's films and 23 of his TV specials. Diller, who recorded her first comedy record album in 1959, took her groundbreaking "funny hausfrau" act to nightclubs and television variety shows and specials and she also appeared on the big screen. Her feature film credits include Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Fat Spy (1966), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and The Silence of the Hams (1994), and she provided the voice of the Queen in A Bug's Life (1998). By 2000, the comedienne, who had trained as a concert pianist before her marriage (1939-1965) to Sherwood Anderson Diller, had appeared as a piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the U.S. Despite retiring from nightclub/stage tours in May 2002 at the age of 84, Diller continued to make films (Motorcross Kids, 2004; Forget About It, 2005) and occasionally appear on TV programs, including two episodes of 7th Heaven (2002, 2003) and a guest shot on The Wayne Brady Show (2004). Lightly creased with fold, not at signature. Fine condition.

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