LOS ANGELES — Carol Arthur DeLuise, an actor who appeared in many Mel Brooks movies and was the widow of Dom DeLuise, has expired.
A family statement said DeLuise died Sunday in Los Angeles following an 11-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Among the most memorable roles was in Brooks'”Blazing Saddles,” as Harriet Johnson, a schoolmarm who’s one of the inhabitants of a Western city offended when a Black sheriff is named. In 1 scene, she begins before loudly, and profanely, assailing the officers who made the sheriff, played by Cleavon Little.
“She is going to be missed”
She appeared on Dean Martin and Dom DeLuise’s displays and played with George Burns’ daughter in”The Sunshine Boys.”
She fulfilled DeLuise in 1963 while acting in the Provincetown Playhouse in NYC and they married two decades later.
The couple had three sons, celebrities Peter, Michael, and David DeLuise. The family all looked in 1979’s police humor”Hot Stuff,” that Dom DeLuise directed and starred in. Dom DeLuise expired in 2009.