DOM DELUISE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1984 CO-SIGNED BY: CAROL ARTHUR (MRS. DOM) DE LUISE - HFSID 270175
Sale Price $144.00
DOM DeLUISE and CAROL DeLUISE
Dom DeLuise and Carol DeLuise send an autograph note in 1984 to Phyllis Diller to thank her for a gift.
Autograph Note Signed: "Dom/'84 xx", 1 page, 6¼x4½. No place, 1984. Written on back panel of note card imprinted "Carol DeLuise" on front to comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller. In full: "You are special and a good friend - Thanks & Bless you & Love!" On cover and inside panel of the note card is an Autograph Letter Signed: "Carol and Dom" by Carol De Luise, 2p, 6¼x4½. Begins: "Dear Phyllis". In full: "Talk about making people feel like a million dollars..!....We are 'glowing' from your most generous & thoughtful gift to our entire family. One of the most precious gifts we ever received was a copy of MY PRAYER and I keep it near my desk & get a great feeling every single time I read it. So - on this happy day we are thankful for our blessings which includes your friendship. Much love". "over" written (unknown hand) at lower right corner. The prayer mentioned in this letter reads as follows: "My Prayer/On this happy day/We are thankful/For our blessings/And we pray/For renewed belief/In ourselves/And each other/And hope/This bond of love/Will expand/To envelop/The entire universe." Comic actor DOM DeLUISE (1933-2009) has appeared on Broadway and on the big and small screens. His feature films include The Glass-Bottom Boat (1966), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Blazing Saddles (1974), Silent Movie (1976), The End (1978), The Muppet Movie (1979), History of the World - Part 1 (1981), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Spaceballs (1987) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and De Luise also hosted a weekly summer variety program on TV. A lifelong opera buff, DeLuise has been given the opportunity from time to time to perform with various opera companies. In 1995, he brought down the house at New York's Metropolitan in the role of Frosh the Jailer in Die Fledermaus. 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.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 (born in 1917), 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). Fine condition.
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