Sunday, July 01, 2018

Blind Item #11 - Old Hollywood - Reader Blind Item

This beloved comedic actor known for his high level of energy despite his weight was primarily successful in the films of a specific director and also in films with a specific actor who was a friend of his in real life.  He was married to the same woman his whole adult life and had a family including a son who is an actor.  However, he also enjoyed sexual relationships with men.  His modus operandi was to hire workers for his estate either in gardening or doing renovations and then offer them money for sex.

36 comments:

totaji said...

Jerry Lewis?

mizdeb said...

Dom Deluise

gauloise said...

Dom deluise is a great guess

gauloise said...

Burt reynolds for the co-star, and his son was in 21 jump street

Sara, Making It Work said...

Dom Deluise.

Great friends with Burt Reynolds.

gauloise said...

Don BLuth for the deluise director

"DeLuise also lent his distinct voice to various animated films and was a particular staple of Don Bluth's features, "

Sara, Making It Work said...

Yep. And one of his other sons is on the Beneful dog food commercials.

pookie60 said...

If everyone was fine with the arrangement more power to him. I adored him.

Wendy said...

I thought all of his sons were actors?

AbbyRock said...

?Zero Mostel - actor
?Gene Wilder - friend/actor
?Mel Brooks - Director

Kimberly Davis said...

ZERO MOSTEL FOR THE WIN

Karma said...

As a former native Floridian who frequented the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater & studied acting with ONE of their reps as a teen....100% TRUE. People dont know this?! That whole gen of comedians were suspect-male & female. My wardrobe mistress mum should have written a book. The tales I could tell.

B626 said...

Oliver Hardy

Freckles said...

Hero's son was phenomenal in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Sd Auntie said...

I think the Enquirer had outed Dom after he died. he was very funny but looking back is a bit campy.

.robert said...

@pookie60, he was preying on low pay manual laborers after he hired them.

rosie riveter said...

+1pookie

tinydancer61 said...

@Karma, keep talking....
As I read this, it was pretty obvious that this is about Dom Deluise. Burt Reynolds was his frequent co-star and friend in real life. Dom has a son who is an actor. In retrospect, I could see this but his wife must have been super understanding!

Satan 666 said...

Would Dom Deluise be considered “Old Hollywood”?

P. Edwin Nibbles said...

Dom Deluise was fantastic in the Mel Brooks movies, but nobody remembers this:

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1994/04/20/Dom-DeLuise-charged-with-sex-crime/6368766814400/

Poor Mick said...

Nice blind. Nice. Not THRILLING, but nice.

Do Tell said...

Ah, Dom. Loved him in Fatso.

Shaddup Mimsey said...

DD was caught getting head from a bellboy in a ft lauderdale marriott

JL said...

Mostel was also a theater actor.

Adrian Zmed said...

Dom deluise.

kiki71 said...

Dom Deluise has several sons who are actors. Doesn't fit.

Do Tell said...

Dom Deluise seems to be the only one it does fit. John Belushi didn't have kids and neither did Chris Farley or Oliver Hardy. Lou Costello's only son died as a baby.

John Candy DOES have an actor son, but he really isn't old Hollywood.

Remie Ross said...

It doesn't say if his wife was ok with it or not.

AngelBear said...

Could it be John Candy? He was in a lot of John Hughes movies, was married to the same woman his whole adult life and has a son who is an actor.

Asking for a friend said...

John Candy is who I thought of too. But ‘old Hollywood’ is throwing me off for him. I remember when his movies came out. Are we that ‘old’ yet? Haha

itsinthebag said...

There's no chance this is John Candy. He did find success with John Hughes, but he did not have a series of films with one specific actor.

BoyWander said...

You know, growing up, watching all the animated movies Dommy D did, Canonball Run!-sexuality was way over my head, not a notion; but I watched a bunch of clips from all dogs go to heaven after the Judy B blind and realized two things: one, don bluth is a dirty man and that movie has ccvrrraaazzzy sexual innuendo throughout its entirety (not that there’s anything wrong with that?) and two, I never realized Dom was gay! (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

Kat said...

Oh jeeezz louise, I went to UCLA in the 80’s, and Dom literally drove up and down the streets around campus trying to get guys into the car with him. Constantly. One of my guy friends took him up on the free dinner offer but weaseled out of anything further: he said Dom was nice enough about it tho. It was a running joke on campus, how hard Dom trolled for boys.

BlissBoo said...

@KARMA, please keep spilling the tea to us thru blinds on this site!

Melissa Lyn said...

Marlon Brando:

Pickle Rick said...

So "Dom" D was actually a power bottom?

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