Dean Martin

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Dino Paul Crocetti
  • Birth Place: Steubenville, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/07/1917, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 12/25/1995
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Dean Martin Fast Facts:
  • Boxed professionally as a young man under the name Kid Crochet, and was fond of saying of his ring record that "I won all but 11 of 12 fights."
  • Delivered bootleg liquor, worked as a speakeasy croupier and blackjack dealer, which put him in contact with club owners and led to his first singing gigs.
  • Said he modeled his singing style after Bing Crosby.
  • Famously paired with Jerry Lewis in Atlantic City in 1946, which led to a 10-year union on stage and in films.
  • After the breakup with Lewis, emerged as a legitimate actor in 1958's The Young Lions with Marlon Brando.
  • Was a member of the so-called "Rat Pack" with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
  • His 1964 hit "Everybody Loves Somebody" knocked "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles from atop the music charts.
  • Gained wider fame in the 1960s by hosting The Dean Martin Show, which morphed in the 1970s into his popular Celebrity Roasts, and appearing as agent Matt Helm in four James Bond-like spoofs.
  • Has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—for movies, music and TV.
  • In 2009 was posthumously awarded his only Grammy for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Nicknamed "the King of Cool."
  • Dean Martin Relationships:
  • Dean Paul Martin - Son
  • Angela Crocetti - Mother
  • Barbara Gail Martin - Daughter
  • Catherine Mae Hawn - Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth Anne McDonald - Ex-wife
  • Heather Lyn Martin - Daughter
  • Stephen Craig Martin - Son
  • Jeanne Martin - Ex-wife
  • Claudia Martin - Daughter
  • Gaetano Crocetti - Father
  • Gina Caroline Martin - Daughter
  • Ricci Martin - Son
  • William Crocetti - Brother
  • Deana Martin - Daughter
  • Sasha Martin - Daughter
  • Leonard Barr - Uncle
  • Dean Martin Awards:
  • 2009 Grammy: Lifetime Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1967 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Winner
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1960 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1952 Emmy: Best Comedian or Comedienne - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Musical - Nominee
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Musical Series - Nominee
  • 1970 Emmy: Outstanding Variety or Musical Series - Nominee

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