Knowledge Identifier: +Dean_Martin
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1917.
Countries: United States (77%), United Kingdom (6%), Italy (4%)
Linked to: Steubenville High School, American Mafia, Capitol Records, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
By 1946, Martin was doing relatively well, but was still little more than an East Coast nightclub singer with a common style, similar to that of Bing Crosby
Jerry Lewis - He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis
The team made its TV debut on the very first broadcast of CBS-TV network's "Toast of the Town" with Ed Sullivan and Rodgers & Hammerstein appearing on this same inaugural telecast of June 20, 1948
A radio series commenced in 1949, the same year Martin and Lewis were signed by Paramount producer Hal B. Wallis as comedy relief for the movie "My Friend Irma"
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Martin and Sinatra, along with friends Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and Sammy Davis, Jr. formed the legendary Rat Pack, so called by the public after an earlier group of social friends, the Holmby Hills Rat Pack centered on Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, of which Sinatra had been a member
Jerry Lewis - Attesting the team's popularity, DC Comics published the best-selling "The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis" comic books from 1952 to 1957, after which DC featured Lewis solo in "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis" until 1971
George Axelrod - He said he contributed to or collaborated on more than 400 TV and radio scripts and wrote for top comedians, including Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin before earning breakout success with his 1952 stage comedy, "The Seven Year Itch", a risque social satire about a middle-class man who has an affair while his wife and children are on vacation
West Ham United F.C. - These have included serious renditions of theatre and movie classics such as "The Bells are Ringing", along with more pun laden or humorous efforts such as chanting former player Paolo di Canio's name to the canzone "La donna è mobile" by Verdi, or D.I. Canio to the tune of Ottawan's D.I.S.C.O., or the chant of "Who Let The Pott's Out-" to the tune of "Who Let the Dogs Out-" when Potts could be seen warming up to come on as substitute late on in his career or That's Zamora, to the tune of Dean Martin's 1953 Tha
Roy C. Bennett - In 1955, their 1954 composition of "Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" was a top-10 hit for both Dean Martin and the Ames Brothers and the novelty song "Nuttin' For Christmas" by the Art Mooney band and singer Barry J. Gordon went to No. 6 on the music charts and was recorded by four other singers
Kay Thompson - She served as an advisor to the 1957 Patti Page TV series "The Big Record", and was creative consultant and vocal arranger for "The Judy Garland Show", Judy Garland's highly rated 1962 television special with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and she kept busy with nightclub and television performances, as well as overseeing her successful "Eloise" franchise
Anthony Franciosa - He followed that with roles in several major films, including "The Naked Maja" with Ava Gardner, "A Face in the Crowd" with Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal, "Career" with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman and Orson Welles, "Period of Adjustment" with Jane Fonda, "The Pleasure Seekers" with Ann-Margret and Carol Lynley, "Fathom" in 1967 with Raquel Welch, "The Drowning Pool" with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and "Rio Conchos" with Richard Boone and Stuart Whi
John Russell (actor) - Russell appeared in other motion pictures for Warner Brothers, notably as the villain in "Yellowstone Kelly" with other Warner Brothers Television contract stars as well as the Howard Hawks 1959 western, "Rio Bravo", which starred John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky_Nelson, and Walter Brennan
In 1960, Martin was cast in the motion picture version of the Judy Holliday hit stage play "Bells Are Ringing"
Ken Lane - He was best known to audiences as Dean Martin's pianist on "The Dean Martin Show" in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but was already well known in the film community before that
Jimmy Bowen - In the early 1960s, in Los Angeles, California, he bucked the 1960s rock phenomenon when Frank Sinatra hired him as a record producer for Reprise Records, and Bowen showed a strong knack for production, getting chart hits for Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bert Kaempfert and Sammy Davis, Jr., regarded as too old-fashioned for the sixties market
Charvet Place Vendome - Some 4,500 bolts of fabric are on display there, and the walls are hung with 1960s' fashion illustrations of Dean Martin look-alikes drawn by Jean Choiselat
Georgia on My Mind - The song has been covered by many artists, significant among them: Richard Manuel, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Eddy Arnold, The Anita Kerr Singers, Brenda Lee, Zac Brown Band, Michael Bublé, Michael Bolton, Dave Brubeck, Anita O'Day, Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, Rebecca Parris, Gerald Albright, Jo Stafford, Gladys Knight, Gene Krupa, Grover Washington, Jr., James Brown, Usher, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat Gonella and The Georgians, Django Reinhardt, Khalil Fong, Wes Montgomery,
Ralph Meeker - Later films included 1961's "Ada" with Dean Martin and the 1967 drama "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre", in which he played gangster George "Bugs" Moran
Laura Devon - She appeared in an episode of "Rawhide", entitled "Canliss", as Dean Martin's gunfighter character's wife in 1964
Dennis Brown - He began his singing career at the age of nine, while still at junior school, with an end-of-term concert the first time he performed in public, although he had been keen on music from an even earlier age, and as a youngster was a keen fan of American balladeers such as Brook Benton, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin.
Joey Heatherton - She appeared extensively on "The Dean Martin Show"; Dean Martin invited her to perform numerous times on the show, starting with the premiere episode of September 16, 1965
Bobby Darin - "Things" was sung by Dean Martin in the 1967 TV special "Movin' With Nancy", starring Nancy Sinatra
George Peppard - Among the disappointing films was the 1970 Western "Cannon for Cordoba", in which Peppard played the steely Captain Rod Douglas, who has been put in charge of gathering a group of soldiers on a dangerous mission into Mexico, and 1967's "Rough Night in Jericho" in which he was billed over crooner Dean Martin and Jean Simmons, a reflection of his status at that point in his career
Jilly Rizzo - During the 1970s, his night-club was torn down and replaced with Dean Martin's restaurant, Dino's
David Winters (choreographer) - In 1971 Winters directed and produced "Once Upon a Wheel", an ABC television documentary on the history of auto racing starring and hosted by Paul Newman and co-starring Mario Andretti, Kirk Douglas, Hugh Downs, Dean Martin, Cesar_Romero, Dick Smothers and many others
He made a public reconciliation with Jerry Lewis on Lewis' Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in 1976
An album titled "The Nashville Sessions" was released in 1983, from which he had a hit with " My First Country Song", which was recorded with Conway Twitty and made a respectable showing on the country charts
On March 21, 1987, Martin's son, Dean Paul , was killed when his F-4 Phantom II jet fighter crashed while flying with the California Air National Guard
Elliot Thorpe - Additionally, he has been writing articles and reviews for The Dean Martin Association since the late 1990s, and now maintains his relationship with the appreciation society as contributing editor
He died of acute respiratory failure resulting from emphysema at his Beverly Hills, California home on Christmas morning 1995, at age 78
In 1996, Ohio Rte. 7, through Steubenville, Ohio, was rededicated as Dean Martin Boulevard
David Holt (actor) - Holt did have some success as a jazz pianist and composer, writing the music for numerous jazz albums, including several that featured Pete Jolly, and writing "The Christmas Blues" with Sammy Cahn, which was recorded by Dean Martin and eventually used on the 1997 soundtrack of "L.A. Confidential"
In 2005, Clark County, Nevada renamed Industrial Road as Dean Martin Drive
Alfio - After touring the U.S. in 2007, Alfio recorded "Classic Rewinds", a tribute album to 15 Italian-American singers who influenced Alfio when growing up in Sydney: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mario Lanza, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Al Martino, Louis Prima, Jerry Vale, Bobby Rydell, Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, Bon Jovi, and Frankie Avalon
Robbie Williams - On 13 August 2007, a Dean Martin duets album was released, on which Williams sings "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"
A similarly named street was dedicated in 2008 in Rancho Mirage, California
Martin's daughter, Gail, sang in Vegas and on many TV shows including his, co-hosting his summer replacement series on NBC. Daughter Deana Martin continues to perform, as did youngest son Ricci Martin until his death in August 2016