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    • Dean Martin



      Date of birth
      7 June 1917
      Steubenville, Ohio, USA

      Date of death
      25 December 1995
      Beverly Hills, California, USA. (lung cancer and emphysema)

      Birth name
      Dino Paul Crocetti

      King Leer

      5' 11" (1.80 m)

      Sometimes Credited As:
      Martin & Lewis

      Trade mark
      Cigarette and a glass of alcohol whenever he was doing his night club acts

      Catherine Hawn (1973 - 1976) (divorced) 1 stepdaughter
      Jeanne Martin (1 September 1949 - 14 February 1973) (divorced) 4 children
      Elizabeth Anne McDonald (2 October 1941 - 1949) (divorced) 4 children

      His son, Dean Paul Martin (Dino), was killed in a plane crash.

      Member of the "Rat Pack" with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. All appeared in Ocean's Eleven (1960).

      Father of Gail Martin, Heather Lyn and Dean Paul Martin.

      Grandfather of Alexander Martin.

      Born at 11:55pm-CST

      Interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.

      His parents were Gaetano and Angella Crocetti. Although born in Ohio, he spoke only Italian until age 5.

      He had a fear of elevators and a love of comic books, which he read his entire life.

      His career as a boxer was summed up by him as follows, "I won all but 11 of 12 fights." He fought under the name of Kid Crochet.

      Father of Claudia Martin (with first wife).

      Died exactly 29 years to the day (25 December 1995) of the death of his mother, Angela Crocetti (25 December 1966).

      Nephew of actor/comedian Leonard Barr.

      Much of the "booze" that he drank on stage during his famous "Rat Pack" performances was really apple juice. (Son Dean Paul Martin spilled this secret, after the variety show ended production, stating that his father couldn't have performed if he'd really drunk that much liquor.)

      Father of Deana Martin

      Father in law of Carole Costello. She was married to Craig Martin, his oldest son & was the daughter of Lou Costello.

      From 1973 to 1984, he was the host of the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts." In one of the most classic television series of all time, Dean and his panel of actors and comics would shower the guest of honor with insults. This series contained the most famous names in the history of entertainment, such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, George Burns, James Stewart, Orson Welles, Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, Gene Kelly, Don Rickles, Rich Little, John Wayne, and Foster Brooks.

      Despite the name changes in his television shows, Dean's television career lasted 19 years: from 1965 to 1984.

      Dean is one of few actors that have received not just one, but TWO, stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for Motion Pictures at 6519 Hollywood Blvd., and one for Television at 6651 Hollywood Blvd.

      Underwent rhinoplasty when he was 27. Procedure was paid for by Lou Costello.

      Son-in-law was the late Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys (married to Dean's daughter Gina).

      Has a street named after him in San Antonio, Texas.

      "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" - words written on his tombstone, after his signature hit.

      Starred (with Jerry Lewis) on NBC Radio's "The Martin and Lewis Show" (1949-1953).

      He and Frank Sinatra were best friends, a fact he held very dear to his heart. The two didn't speak much, in the years after Dean quit the "Rat Pack Reunion" tour, but they did reconcile a few months before his death, over dinner - and a breadroll fight.

      While he always played affable and easygoing, offstage he was usually quiet and reserved; friends noted the contrast.

      He and former wife Jeanne Martin maintained a friendship after their divorce, and consulted each other on family matters. When his health declined, Jeanne encouraged him not to worry about facing death, and to look at it as the chance he longed for, to be reunited with their son Dean Paul Martin, and with his parents.

      His style of singing was initially influenced by Harry Mills of The Mills Brothers.

      Father of Ricci Martin.

      When 20th Century-Fox fired Marilyn Monroe as his co-star in Something's Got to Give (1962) and then attempted to replace her with Lee Remick, he reminded the studio that he had contractual approval of his co-star, and refused to continue the project without Monroe. His act of loyalty eventually got Marilyn re-hired, but she died of a drug overdose before shooting on this never-finished film could resume.

      Although he had almost 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 charts between 1951 and 1968, only three went to number one: "That's Amore" (Capitol: 1953), "Memories Are Made of This" (Capitol: 1956), and his theme song, "Everybody Loves Somebody" (Reprise: 1964).

      Despite the legend that he and comedy partner Jerry Lewis always despised each other, the two were actually quite close friends and the tension between the two began in 1956, when "outside people" (as Lewis called them to Peter Bogdanovich) began to "poison" Martin against Lewis. Frank Sinatra eventually staged a public reunion over 20 years after they stopped speaking to each other. Over the next 10 years they became close again.

      Is portrayed by Michael Daymond in Power and Beauty (2002) (TV), by Joe Mantegna in The Rat Pack (1998) (TV), by Jeremy Northam in Martin and Lewis (2002) (TV) and by Danny Gans in Sinatra (1992) (TV).

      He and the other members of the Rat Pack were banned from Marilyn Monroe's funeral by Joe DiMaggio

      Diagnosed with lung cancer in September 1993.

      He and Jerry Lewis recorded a radio spot promoting their film The Caddy (1953), and noticing the tape was still rolling, decided to improvise additional radio spots, with Jerry slipping profanities into his dialog. The unedited master recording was surreptitiously taken from the studio and made into a "bootleg" record that sold briskly among collectors.

      Although Martin was a Republican, he supported Frank Sinatra's campaign to elect John F. Kennedy as President in 1960.

      Had a night-club in North Bay Village, Florida in the late 1970s and early 1980s called Dino's. It was next to Jilly Rizzo's club, Jilly's.

      Mini Biography-1
      Though best known for the 51 films he made, Dean Martin was a prizefighter, steel mill laborer, gas station attendant and card shark before seeing the first glimmer of fame. It came when he teamed up with comedian Jerry Lewis in 1946. Films such as At War with the Army (1950) sent the team toward superstardom. After teaming with Lewis, Martin - born Dino Paul Crocetti - became a dramatic actor and the star of a long-running television variety show. Personality conflicts broke up the comedy duo in 1957. Few thought that Martin would go one to achieve solo success, but he did, winning critical acclaim for his role in The Young Lions (1958) with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. A succession of films followed for the singer-actor, including Some Came Running (1958) with Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra. All would later be members of the "Rat Pack." Martin learned well and proved potent at the box office throughout the 1960s, with films such as Bells Are Ringing (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), again with Rat Pack pals Sammy Davis Jr. and Sinatra. During much of the 1960s and 1970s Martin's movie persona of a boozing playboy prompted a series of films as secret agent Matt Helm and his own television variety show. Airport (1970) followed, featuring Martin as a pilot. He also played a phony priest in The Cannonball Run (1981). His last public role was a return to the stage, for a cross-country concert tour with Davis and Sinatra. He spoke affectionately of his fellow Rat Packers. "The satisfaction that I get out of working with these two bums is that we have more laughs than the audience has", Martin said.
      IMDb mini-biography by

      Mini biography-2
      If there had to be one image for cool, the one man to fit it would be Dean Martin. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, he spoke only Italian until age five. Martin came up the hard way, with such jobs as a boxer (named Kid Crochet), a steel mill worker, a gas station worker and a card shark. In 1946 he got his first ticket to stardom, as he teamed up with another hard worker who was also trying to hit it big in Hollywood: Jerry Lewis. The duo were to become one of Hollywood's truly great teams. They lasted 11 years together, and starred in 16 movies. They were unstoppable, but personality conflicts broke up the team. Even without Lewis, Martin was a true superstar. Movies such as The Young Lions (1958) and Rio Bravo (1959) brought him international fame. One of his best remembered films is in Ocean's Eleven (1960), in which he played Sam Harmon alongside the other members of the legendary Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. After this point, Dean went on to more critically acclaimed ventures, such as in Sergeants 3 (1962), Toys in the Attic (1963), and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963). In 1965 Martin explored a new method for entertaining his fans: Television. That year he hosted one of the most successful TV series in history: "The Dean Martin Show" (1965), which lasted until 1973. In 1965 it won a Golden Globe Award. In 1973 he renamed it "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour", and from 1974 to 1984 it was renamed again, this time "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts". It became one of the most successful TV series in history, skewering such greats as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, James Stewart, George Burns' Milton Berle, Don Rickles Phyllis Diller, and Joe Namath. After the 1980s Martin took it easy--that is, until his son, Dean Paul Martin died in a plane crash in 1987. Devastated by the loss, from which he never recovered, he walked out on a reunion tour with Sinatra and Davis. Martin spent his final years in solitude. He died on Christmas Day, 1995.
      IMDb mini-biography by deanmartin101

      Personal Quotes
      "If people want to think I get drunk and stay out all night, let 'em. That's how I got here, you know."

      "I've got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are 'hello,' 'goodbye,' and 'I'm pregnant."

      To those who felt he joked his way through songs during concert and nightclub appearences: "You wanna hear it straight, buy the album."

      Upon filing for divorce from his second wife: "I know it's the gentlemanly thing to let the wife file. But, then, everybody knows I'm no gentleman."

      "I drink because my body craves, needs alcohol. I don't drink, my body's a drunk."

      On Joey Bishop: Most people think of Joey Bishop as just a replacement for Johnny Carson. That's NOT true. We in show business know better: we don't think of him at ALL.

      On Phyllis Diller: Phyllis is the women of about whom Picasso once said, "Somebody throw a drop cloth over that."

      On Frank Sinatra: In high school, Frank never participated in extra-curricular activities, like nature study, paintings or ceramics. Frank's hobby was a most interesting one: he was an amateur gynecologist.

      On James Stewart: There's a statue of Jimmy Stewart in the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the statue talks better than he does.

      On Orson Welles: What can you say about Orson Welles that Don Rickles hasn't already said about him?!

      On Bob Hope: As a young boy, Bob didn't have much to say. He couldn't afford writers then.

      On Don Rickles: Don's idea of a fun evening is to show home movies of the attack on Pearl Harbor...with a laugh track.

      On Johnny Carson: Johnny Carson is a comedian who is seen every night in millions of bedrooms all over America...and that's why his last wife left him.

      On Milton Berle: Milton Berle is an inspiration to every young person that wants to get into show business. Hard work, perseverance, and discipline: all the things you need...when you have no talent.

      On his tee-total friend Pat Boone: "I once shook hands with Pat Boone, and my whole right side sobered up!"

      Airport (1970) $7,000,000
      Ada (1961) $300,000
      All in a Night's Work (1961) $250,000
      The Young Lions (1958) $35,000

      1. Half Nelson (1985) (TV) .... Mr. Martin
      2. Cannonball Run II (1984) .... Jamie Blake
      3. The Cannonball Run (1981) .... Jamie Blake
      4. "The Big Show"
      - Episode #1.3 (1980) TV Episode .... Host
      5. "Charlie's Angels"
      - Angels in Vegas: Part 1 (1978) TV Episode .... Frank Howell
      - Angels in Vegas: Part 2 (1978) TV Episode .... Frank Howell
      6. Mr. Ricco (1975) .... Joe Ricco
      7. Showdown (1973) .... Billy Massey
      8. The Powder Room (1971) (TV) .... Host
      9. Something Big (1971) .... Joe Baker
      10. Airport (1970) .... Capt. Vernon Demerest
      11. The Wrecking Crew (1969) .... Matt Helm
      12. 5 Card Stud (1968) .... Van Morgan
      13. Bandolero! (1968) .... Dee Bishop
      14. How to Save a Marriage (And Ruin Your Life) (1968) .... David Sloane
      15. The Ambushers (1967) .... Matt Helm
      16. Rough Night in Jericho (1967) .... Alex Flood
      17. Murderers' Row (1966) .... Matt Helm
      18. Texas Across the River (1966) .... Sam Hollis
      19. The Silencers (1966) .... Matt Helm
      20. Marriage on the Rocks (1965) .... Ernie Brewer
      21. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) .... Tom Elder
      22. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) .... Dino
      23. "Rawhide"
      - Canliss (1964) TV Episode .... Gurd Canliss
      24. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) .... Little John
      25. What a Way to Go! (1964) .... Leonard 'Lennie' Crawley
      26. Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) .... Jason Steel
      27. 4 for Texas (1963) .... Joe Jarrett
      28. Toys in the Attic (1963) .... Julian Berniers
      29. Come Blow Your Horn (1963) (uncredited) .... The Bum
      30. "The Dick Powell Show"
      ... aka The Dick Powell Theatre (new title)
      - Tissue of Hate (1963) TV Episode .... Guest Host
      31. Canzoni nel mondo (1963)
      ... aka 38-24-36 (USA)
      32. Who's Got the Action? (1962) .... Steve Flood
      33. The Road to Hong Kong (1962) (uncredited) .... The 'Grape' on plutomium
      34. Sergeants 3 (1962) .... Sergeant Chip Deal
      35. Something's Got to Give (1962) .... Nicholas 'Nick' Arden
      36. Ada (1961) .... Bo Gillis
      37. All in a Night's Work (1961) .... Tony Ryder
      38. Pepe (1960) .... Cameo appearance
      39. Ocean's Eleven (1960) .... Sam Harmon
      40. Bells Are Ringing (1960) .... Jeffrey Moss
      41. Who Was That Lady? (1960) .... Michael Haney
      42. "Startime"
      ... aka Ford Startime
      ... aka Lincoln-Mercury Startime
      - The Dean Martin Variety Show II (1960) TV Episode .... Host
      - The Dean Martin Variety Show I (1959) TV Episode .... Host
      43. Career (1959) .... Maurice 'Maury' Novak
      44. Rio Bravo (1959) .... Dude ('Borachón')
      45. Some Came Running (1958) .... Bama Dillert (professional gambler)
      46. The Young Lions (1958) .... Michael Whiteacre
      47. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) .... Ray Hunter
      48. Hollywood or Bust (1956) .... Steve Wiley
      49. Pardners (1956) .... Slim Mosely Jr./Slim Mosely Sr.
      50. Artists and Models (1955) .... Rick Todd
      51. You're Never Too Young (1955) .... Bob Miles
      52. 3 Ring Circus (1954) .... Peter 'Pete' Nelson
      ... aka Jerrico, the Wonder Clown
      53. Living It Up (1954) .... Dr. Steve Harris
      54. Money from Home (1953) .... Herman 'Honey Talk' Nelson
      55. The Caddy (1953) .... Joe Anthony
      56. Scared Stiff (1953) .... Larry Todd
      57. The Stooge (1953) .... Bill Miller
      58. Road to Bali (1952) (uncredited) .... Man in Lala's dream
      59. Jumping Jacks (1952) .... Chick Allen
      60. Sailor Beware (1952) .... Al Crowthers
      61. That's My Boy (1951) .... Bill Baker
      62. At War with the Army (1950) .... 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli
      63. My Friend Irma Goes West (1950) .... Steve Laird
      64. My Friend Irma (1949) .... Steve Laird
      65. "Welcome Aboard"
      - Episode dated 3 October 1948 (1948) TV Episode

      Miscellaneous Crew
      1. My House in Umbria (2003) (TV) (singer: "Cha Cha Cha D'Amour")
      2. Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) (TV) (dedicatee)
      3. Panic (2000) (singer: "Sway (Remix) ")
      4. Payback (1999) (singer: "Ain't That a Kick in the Head", "Sway" and "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You")
      5. Babe: Pig in the City (1998) (singer: "That's Amore")
      6. Visions of Italy, Northern Style (1998) (TV) (singer: "Volare")
      7. Money Talks (1997) (singer: "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You")
      8. Donnie Brasco (1997) (singer: "Return to Me")
      9. Striptease (1996) (singer: "Memories Are Made of This" and "Return To Me")
      10. Grumpier Old Men (1995) (singer: "Volare", "Innamorata" and "That's Amore")
      ... aka Grumpy Old Men 2
      11. Parents (1989) (singer: "Memories Are Made of This")
      12. 5 Card Stud (1968) (singer: title song)
      13. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) (singer: "S Wonderful") (uncredited)
      14. Rio Bravo (1959) (singer: "Rio Bravo" and "My Rifle, My Pony, and Me") (uncredited)
      15. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958) (TV) (singer: "All the Way")
      16. Pardners (1956) (singer: "The Wind! The Wind!", "Me 'N You 'N the Moon" and "Pardners") (uncredited)
      17. Artists and Models (1955) (singer: "Artists and Models", "The Lucky Song", "When You Pretend" and "You Look So Familiar") (uncredited)
      18. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955) (TV) (singer: "Three Coins in the Fountain")
      19. 3 Ring Circus (1954) (singer: "It's a Big, Wide Wonderful World") (uncredited)
      ... aka Jerrico, the Wonder Clown
      20. The 26th Annual Academy Awards (1954) (TV) (singer: "That's Amore")
      21. The Caddy (1953) (singer: "It's a Whistle-in' Kinda Mornin", "It Takes a Lot of Little Likes to Make {One Big Love}", "That's Amore {That's Love}", "What Wouldcha Do Without Me?" and "You're The Right One") (uncredited)
      22. Jumping Jacks (1952) (singer: "The Parachute Jump", "The Big Blue Sky {Is the Place for Me}", "I Know A Dream When I See One" and "Keep A Little Dream Handy") (uncredited)

      1. "Biography"
      - Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody (1999) TV Episode .... Subject
      2. Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990) (TV) .... Himself
      3. Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary (1987) (TV) .... Host
      4. Classic Comedy Teams (1986) (V) .... Martin And Lewis
      5. "Half Nelson" (1985) TV Series .... Himself (1985)
      6. Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (1984) (TV) .... Himself
      ... aka Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (USA: complete title)
      7. James Bond: The First 21 Years (1983) (TV) .... Himself
      8. Christmas at Sea World (1981) (TV) .... Himself
      ... aka Dean Martin's Christmas at Sea World (USA: complete title)
      9. Ladies and Gentlemen... Bob Newhart, Part II (1981) (TV)
      10. Shirley MacLaine... 'Every Little Movement' (1980) (TV) .... Himself
      11. Sinatra: The First 40 Years (1980) (TV)
      12. "Vega$"
      - The Usurper (1979) TV Episode .... Himself
      13. "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo"
      ... aka Lobo (new title)
      - Dean Martin and the Moonshiners (1979) TV Episode .... Himself
      14. Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend (1978) (TV) .... Himself
      15. Sinatra and Friends (1977) (TV) .... Himself
      16. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (1977) (TV) .... Himself - Roastmaster
      17. NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look (1976) (TV) .... Himself
      18. Joys (1976) (TV) .... Dean Martin
      ... aka Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in 'Joys' (USA: complete title)
      19. "The Sonny and Cher Show"
      - Episode #1.1 (1976) TV Episode .... Himself
      20. CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years (1976) (TV) .... Himself
      21. "V.I.P.-Schaukel"
      - Episode #5.4 (1975) TV Episode .... Himself
      22. Lucy Gets Lucky (1975) (TV) .... Himself
      ... aka Lucy Gets Lucky (USA)
      23. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975) (TV) .... Roastmaster
      24. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"
      ... aka The Best of Carson (USA: rerun title)
      - Episode dated 2 October 1973 (1973) TV Episode .... Himself
      - Episode dated 1 October 1970 (1970) TV Episode .... Himself
      - Episode dated 6 March 1969 (1969) TV Episode .... Himself
      25. Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970) (TV) .... Eli Whitney
      26. Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special (1970) (TV) .... Himself
      27. "The Flip Wilson Show"
      - Episode #1.8 (1970) TV Episode .... Himself
      28. Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love (1969) (TV) .... Himself
      29. Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) .... Himself
      30. Movin' with Nancy (1967) (TV) .... Nancy's 'Fairy Goduncle'
      31. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter: Best Song
      32. "The Lucy Show"
      ... aka The Lucille Ball Show (USA: first title)
      - Lucy Dates Dean Martin (1966) TV Episode .... Himself
      33. "The Dean Martin Show" (1965) TV Series .... Himself/Host
      ... aka The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (new title)
      34. "The Hollywood Palace"
      - Episode #1.24 (1964) TV Episode .... Himself - Host/Singer
      35. The Judy Garland Show (1962) (TV) .... Himself
      ... aka Judy, Frank & Dean: The Legendary Concert (USA: video title)
      36. "Celebrity Golf"
      ... aka The Golf Channel Presents Celebrity Golf with Sam Snead (USA)
      - Dean Martin (????) TV Episode
      37. The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959) (TV) .... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Song
      38. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958) (TV) .... Himself - Performer
      39. "Person to Person"
      - Episode dated 7 February 1958 (1958) TV Episode .... Himself
      40. "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show"
      ... aka The Dinah Shore Show (USA: sixth season title)
      - Episode dated 19 April 1957 (1957) TV Episode .... Himself
      - Episode dated 10 April 1956 (1956) TV Episode .... Himself
      41. "This Is Your Life"
      - Milton Berle (1956) TV Episode .... Himself
      42. Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars (1956) .... Himself
      43. The 28th Annual Academy Awards (1956) (TV) .... Himself - Performer
      44. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955) (TV) .... Himself - Performer
      45. A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954) (TV) .... Himself
      46. "The Jack Benny Program"
      ... aka The Jack Benny Show
      - The Road to Nairobi (1954) TV Episode .... Himself
      47. The 26th Annual Academy Awards (1954) (TV) .... Himself - Performer
      48. "What's My Line?"
      - Episode dated 24 January 1954 (1954) TV Episode .... Mystery Guest
      49. Screen Snapshots: Thirtieth Anniversary Special (1950) .... Himself
      50. "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1950) TV Series .... Himself (Guest Co-Host, 1950-1955)
      ... aka Colgate Variety Hour (new title)
      ... aka Michael Todd Revue (USA: subtitle)
      51. "Toast of the Town"
      ... aka The Ed Sullivan Show (new title)
      - Episode #1.1 (1948) TV Episode (as Martin & Lewis) .... Himself
      52. Film Vodvil: Art Mooney and Orchestra (1946) .... Himself - Singer with Art Mooney Band
      53. "A&E Biography"
      - Lucky Luciano: Chairman of the Mob (????) TV Episode .... Himself

      Archive Footage
      1. "The American Experience"
      - Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 1 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
      2. "Getaway"
      - Episode #14.32 (2005) TV Episode .... Sam Harmon
      3. Dean Martin: Encore (2004) (V) .... Himself
      4. Strangers in the Night: The Bert Kaempfert Story (2003) (TV) .... Himself
      5. Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (2003) (V) .... Himself
      6. Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003) .... Himself
      7. Bob Hope at 100 (2003) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself
      8. On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize (2002) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself
      9. "Sinatra: The Classic Duets" (2002) .... Himself
      10. Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) (TV) .... Himself
      11. The Nightclub Years (2001) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself
      12. ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999) (TV)
      13. "The Rat Pack" (1999) .... Himself
      14. The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1998) (TV) .... Himself - Roastee(Guest of Honor)
      15. Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) (uncredited) .... Himself (with Jerry Lewis)
      16. Bob Hope: Celebrity Bloopers (1997) (V) .... Himself
      17. "The Real Las Vegas" (1996) .... Himself
      18. Classe américaine, La (1993) .... Dino
      19. Marilyn: Something's Got to Give (1990) (TV)
      20. That's Dancing! (1985)
      21. Terror in the Aisles (1984) .... (segment "Scared Stiff")
      22. The Great Standups (1984) (TV) .... Himself
      23. TV's Funniest Gameshow Moments (1984) (TV) .... Himself
      24. "The Hollywood Greats"
      - Judy Garland (????) TV Episode .... Himself
      25. "The Hollywood Palace"
      - Episode #7.17 (1970) TV Episode .... Himself
      26. "Omnibus"
      - Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision (????) TV Episode .... Himself
      27. "Toast of the Town"
      - Episode #10.40 (1957) TV Episode .... Himself
      28. "The E! True Hollywood Story"
      - Dean Martin (????) TV Episode .... Himself
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti) was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian.

      One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th Century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool"
      due to his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness.
      A member of the "Rat Pack," Martin was a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage/night clubs,
      recordings, motion pictures, and television.
      He was the host of the successful television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974),
      and subsequently The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1974–1985).

      Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles including his signature songs
      "Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody",
      "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You", "Sway", "Volare" and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?".

      Dean Martin, who was well liked by Duke,
      unfortunately only made 2 films with him,

      The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) .... Tom Elder
      Rio Bravo (1959) .... Dude ('Borachón')

      Duke often appeared on Dean's TV shows, as a guest.
      The chemistry between Duke and Dean was obvious, and it's noticeable
      on Rio Bravo , where Duke, has good rapport with him.
      Howard Hawks originally wanted Montgomery Clift, to play the part of Dude,
      but Clift was not interested.
      Pressure from an agency, resulted in Hawk's testing the singer.
      Hawks wanted to see, Dean early one morning, he hired him on the spot.
      For the first time, Dean was asked to test his acting ability,

      he recalled,
      It was a very good role, more dramatic, than anything I had ever done....
      Marlon Brando read the script, and offered him some advice
      Dean said,
      He didn't tell me how to play the part, he just told me what to think about.
      I play the drunk, with the DT's.I'm fighting the bottle, the bad guys,
      and John Wayne, the Sheriff, who make me his deputy.
      Dean, went on to play a believeable character, even down to the crying bit,
      which un-nerved him at first.

      Howard Hawks, was impressed,
      Dean's a damn good actor...but he's a fellow who floats through life,
      he has to be urged. He has to get some kind of hint, something going,
      otherwise, hell,he won't even rehearse his shows,he wants to get on and play golf.
      Duke and Hawks, made sure there was no golf at Old Tucson!!

      They remained good friends, and Duke liked Dean's casual way.
      During the making of The Sons of Katie Elder , they spent most of their free time together.
      They often played cards after dinner, and drank together on weekends.

      Aissa Wayne recalled:-
      Late one night, the week I was in Durango....
      I was jolted awake, by a racket outside our hotel room.
      Stumbling outside, I saw the cast, crew, writers and paparazzi standing outside their rooms,* waving and grinning. Down below in the dirty street, my father and Dean Martin, marched arm in arm, singing their booze-soaked lungs out..
      During filming, just after Duke's major surgery,
      Dean said about Duke,
      Someone else, would have laid around, feeling sorry for himself, for a year.
      But Duke, he just doesn't know, how to be sick.....
      he's recuperating the hard way.He's two loud speaking guys in one.
      Me, when people see me, they sometimes say,
      "Oh, there goes Perry Como" But there's only one John Wayne, and nobody makes any mistakes, about that.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Originally posted by ethanedwards
      Underwent rhinoplasty when he was 27. Procedure was paid for by Lou Costello.

      What?!?!?!? Dean Martin had a nose job?? You mean that nose isn't the one he was born with? I am devastated!

      Well, not really . . . but I never knew that little tidbit :) .

      There sure were plenty of sites for Dino, as you can see -

      Mrs. C :angel1:
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Dean Martin

      Check out this YouTube video. Hilarious stuff!!


      "I am not intoxicated - yet." McLintock!

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Dean Martin

      Two things. When Frank Sinatra arranged for the Martin and Lewis reunion, it was on Lewis annual MD Telethon in front of millions of people. Frank and Jerry were out on stage kibbutzing and out walked Dean and, Jerry just melted. they both embraced like old friends and history was made. Now, when Jerry Lewis is interviewed and questions come up about his relationship with Dean, he has nothing but kindness and good words about his old partner.
      The second thing is about Deans club, called Dinos. It was on the Sunset Strip and back during the late 50's, early 60's, a tv show called 77 Sunset Strip used Dinos as a backdrop for the show itself. It was a private detective show and they had their office right across the driveway from Dinos. One of the characters, Kookie, played by Edd Byrnes was a valet car parker in the show and worked at Dinos. Thing is, Dean Martin, as far as I know had nothing to do with the show and never even made an appearance on the show.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Dean Martin


      That little clip you posted reminded me of this clip, which is more about Dean Martin (or a character played by him), rather than starring him.


      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Dean Martin

      Another clip from the Dean Martin Show.


      "I am not intoxicated - yet." McLintock!

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Dean Martin

      ej, thanks for sharing that clip - that is Duke all the way!!

      We saw Ermal Williamson this past weekend, down in Arizona, and he uses some of what Duke said in that clip as part of his presentation of John Wayne (he sure does a good job, too!).

      Chester :newyear:

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