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Dean Martin

Knowledge Identifier: +Dean_Martin


Dean Martin

American singer, film actor, television star and comedian add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (77%), United Kingdom (6%), Italy (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Linked to: Steubenville High School, American Mafia, Capitol Records, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer




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Dean Martin was born in 1917 add something


Charlie Callas - "'Charlie Callas"' was an American comedian and actor most commonly known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin and his many stand-up appearances on television talk shows in the 1970s


Rodd Redwing - After coming to films for Cecil B. DeMille in 1931's "The Squaw Man", he became gun handling coach to Alan Ladd, Ronald Reagan, Burt Lancaster, Glenn Ford, Richard Widmark, Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Dean Martin, Fred_MacMurray and scores more


Billy Hill (songwriter) - Hill's most popular song was "The Glory of Love", recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936, Count Basie in 1937, Peggy Lee in 1959, Dean Martin in 1966, Tom Rush in 1968, Eddy Arnold in 1969, Wizz Jones in 1970, Otis Redding, The Five Keys, and Bette Midler for the film "Beaches"


In the early 1940s, he started singing for bandleader Sammy Watkins, who suggested that he change his name to Dean Martin add something


Martin worked for various bands throughout the early 1940s, mostly on looks and personality until he developed his own singing style add something


Bing Crosby - Crosby starred with Bob Hope in seven "Road to" musical comedies between 1940 and 1962, cementing the two entertainers as an on-and-off duo, despite never officially declaring themselves a "team" in the sense that Laurel and Hardy or Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were teams


Charles Fischetti - Fischetti was good friends with singers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, the former as early as the 1940s


Willie Moretti - In the late 1940s, Moretti become acquainted with comedians Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis while they were performing at Bill Miller's Riviera nightclub in Fort Lee, New Jersey, New Jersey


In October 1941, Martin married Elizabeth Anne McDonald add something


Martin was drafted into the United States Army in 1944 during World War II, serving a year stationed in Akron, Ohio, Ohio add something


"The Billboard", New York, New York, September 16, 1944, page 24 add something


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 add something


Martin and Lewis's official debut together occurred at Atlantic City, New Jersey's 500 Club on July 24, 1946, and they were not well received add something


Norman Taurog - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had been a double-act since 1946 and had made five films together, three Martin and Lewis top-liners, before Taurog directed "Jumping Jacks" , regarded by many Martin and Lewis fans as the finest of their films


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 add something


Hal Block - Around 1948, Block wrote the material for an album for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis which was to be used as their audition for entry into television


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" add something


Dick Stabile - After the war he moved to Los Angeles , where he began working with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis from 1949 up to his death


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 add something


Eva Gabor - During the 1950s, she appeared in several "A"-movies including "The Last Time I Saw Paris", starring Elizabeth Taylor, and "Artists and Models", which featured Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


Wilbur Mack - He would continue to appear in both films and television throughout the 1950s and into 1962, with his last appearance being an uncredited role in the 1962 movie "Who's Got the Action-", starring Dean Martin, Lana_Turner, Eddie Albert and Walter Matthau


Corinne Calvet - In the 1950s, Calvet appeared in a string of films, usually playing French characters, opposite such leading men as Danny Kaye , Joseph Cotten , James Cagney , James Stewart , Alan Ladd , Tony Curtis and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


Marco Reginelli - In the early 1950s, the 500 Club frequently presented singer Dean Martin, who first performed with comedian and future partner Jerry Lewis at the club


20th Century Fox - The romantic comedy entitled "Something's Got to Give" paired Marilyn Monroe, Fox's most bankable star of the 1950s, with Dean Martin, and director


Barbara Rush - She made her screen debut in the 1951 movie " The Goldbergs" and went on to star opposite the likes of James Mason, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Richard Burton, Dean Martin, Frank_Sinatra and Kirk Douglas


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


Norma Eberhardt - Eberhardt, Murphy and Dean were all cast in small roles in the 1952 comedy, "Sailor Beware", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


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


Norma Eberhardt - Her second film role was in 1952's "Jumping Jacks", which starred Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin


Kenyon Nicholson - The movie, released in 1952, starred Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


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


Rochelle Hudson - In the 1954-1955 television season, Hudson co-starred with Gil Stratton and Eddie Mayehoff in the CBS situation comedy "That's My Boy," based on a 1951 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin film of the same name


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


The act broke up in 1956, 10 years to the day from the first official teaming add something


Hollywood or Bust - "'Hollywood or Bust"' is a 1956 film comedy starring the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


Marcel Dalio - In 1957, Dalio appeared with Paul Henreid in the musical comedy "Ten Thousand Bedrooms" with Dean Martin


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


Mickey Rooney - In 1958, Rooney joined Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in hosting an episode of NBC's short-lived "Club Oasis" comedy and variety show


The Young Lions (film) - "'The Young Lions"' is a 1958 war drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the 1948 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw, and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin


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


Howard Hawks - In 1959 Hawks re-teamed with John Wayne in Rio Bravo, starring Dean Martin, Ricky_Nelson and Walter Brennan as four marshal's "defending the fort" of their local jail where a local criminal is awaiting a trial and his family attempt to break him out.


Carolyn Jones - In 1959, she played opposite Frank Sinatra in Frank Capra's "A Hole in the Head", Dean Martin in "Career", and Anthony Quinn in "Last Train from Gun Hill"


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


Joan Blackman - She appeared with Dean Martin in "Career" , and played Ellen Spelding vis-à-vis Kreton, the character of Jerry Lewis in 1960's "Visit to a Small Planet


Rio Bravo (film) - "'Rio Bravo"' is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky_Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond


In 1960, Martin was cast in the motion picture version of the Judy Holliday hit stage play "Bells Are Ringing" add something


In the socially-charged 1960s, their jokes revolved around adult themes, such as Sinatra's infamous womanizing and Martin's legendary drinking, as well as many at the expense of Davis's race and religion add something


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


Frank Sinatra - In 1960, Sinatra and his friends Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. actively campaigned for Kennedy throughout the United States; On the campaign trail, Sinatra's voice was heard even if he wasn't physically present.


Gregory Gaye - In 1960, he played a casino owner named Freeman in "Ocean's Eleven" starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. The following year, he played Joan Blackman's father, Elvis Presley's co-star in "Blue Hawaii"


Phil Karlson - In the 1960s, his career went into decline, and he was reduced to working on such substandard fare as "Kid Galahad" with Elvis Presley and two Matt Helm spy films starring Dean Martin, including "The Wrecking Crew" co-starring Sharon Tate and Elke Sommer


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


Norman Jewison - The television production that proved pivotal to Jewison's career was the Judy Garland "comeback" special that aired in 1961, which included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and led to a weekly show that Jewison was later called in to direct.


Marilyn Monroe - In 1962, Monroe began filming "Something's Got to Give," which was to be the third film of her four-film contract with 20th Century Fox. It was to be directed by George Cukor, and co-starred Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse


Tom Tryon - In 1962, he was cast to play the role of Stephen Burkett in the unfinished Marilyn Monroe- Dean Martin comedy film, "Something's Got to Give", directed by George Cukor, but lost that role after Monroe was fired from the movie


Judy Garland - The first, entitled "The Judy Garland Show", aired in 1962 and featured guests Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin


Something's Got to Give - "'Something's Got to Give"' is an unfinished 1962 American feature film, directed by George Cukor for 20th Century Fox and starring Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse


Ursula Andress - Andress co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1963 musical film, "Fun in Acapulco", with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in "4 for Texas" , opposite Marcello Mastroianni in "The 10th Victim" , alongside John Richardson in "She" , and as the countess in "The Blue Max"


Anita Ekberg - She would go on to co-star with Andress, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin in the western-comedy "4 for Texas" in 1963


His footprints were immortalized at Grauman's Chinese Theater in 1964 add something


His signature tune, "Everybody Loves Somebody", knocked The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" out of the number-one spot in the United States in 1964 add something


Martin played a satyric variation of his own womanizing persona as Vegas singer "Dino" in Billy Wilder's comedy "Kiss Me, Stupid" with Kim Novak, and he was not above poking fun at his image in films such as the "Matt Helm" spy spoofs of the 1960s, in which he was a co-producer add something


Peter Sellers - Director Billy Wilder hired Sellers to co-star with Dean Martin for the ribald 1964 comedy Kiss Me, Stupid, but six weeks into filming, Sellers suffered a heart attack.


Eurospy film - For example Jesus Franco's or "Jess Frank"'s 1964 "La Muerte Silba un Blues" was later retitled "077 Operation Jamaica" or "077 Operation Sexy" with star Conrado San Martín rechristened "Sean Martin" to evoke images of Sean Connery and Dean Martin


Sanford Clark - Moving to Hollywood , he recorded for several other labels and had several almost-comebacks; his 1964 version of Hazlewood's "Houston" was eclipsed by Dean Martin's version, and in 1965 he re-recorded "The Fool" with Waylon Jennings on guitar


Laura Devon - She appeared in an episode of "Rawhide", entitled "Canliss", as Dean Martin's gunfighter character's wife in 1964


By 1965, some of Martin's albums, such as "Dean "Tex" Martin," "The Hit Sound Of Dean Martin," "Welcome To My World" and "Gentle On My Mind" were composed of country and western songs made famous by artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens add something


In 1965, Martin launched his weekly NBC comedy-variety series, "The Dean Martin Show", which exploited his public image as a lazy, carefree boozer add something


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.


Lee Hazlewood - He wrote "Houston", a 1965 US hit recorded by Dean Martin


Arnold Laven - His directing credits in the western genre included "The Glory Guys", a 1965 feature written by Sam Peckinpah about George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry Regiment, and "Rough Night in Jericho", a 1967 western film starring Dean Martin, George_Peppard, and Jean Simmons


Stuart Hamblen - One of Hamblen's few secular songs to become popular was " I'm the One Who Loves You," recorded by Ernest Tubb, Jimmy Dean, Red Foley, and others, and made into a gold record by Dean Martin in a 1965 Reprise recording


The Sons of Katie Elder - "'The Sons of Katie Elder"' is a 1965 Technicolor Western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Dean Martin


Frank Sinatra - In June 1965, Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin played live in Saint Louis to benefit Dismas House.


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


Martin hosted country performers on his TV show and was named "Man Of the Year" by the Country Music Association in 1966 add something


Caterina Valente - Between 1966 and 1972 she was a frequent guest on the Dean Martin Show


Riddler - He performed a musical parody of the character on Dean Martin's variety show in 1966


Bobby Darin - "Things" was sung by Dean Martin in the 1967 TV special "Movin' With Nancy", starring Nancy Sinatra


Sharon Tate - In the summer of 1968, Tate began her next film, "The Wrecking Crew" , a comedy in which she played Freya Carlson, an accident-prone spy, who was a romantic interest for star Dean Martin, playing Matt Helm


Frank Sinatra - The 1968 election illustrated changes in the once solidly pro-JFK Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Shirley MacLaine all endorsed Robert Kennedy in the spring primaries; Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop backed Vice-President Hubert Humphrey.


Joey Heatherton - From June to September 1968, along with Frank Sinatra, Jr., she co-hosted Martin's summer substitute musical comedy hour, " Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers"


He was briefly engaged to Gail Renshaw, Miss World-U.S.A. 1969 add something


By the early 1970s, "The Dean Martin Show" was still earning solid ratings, and although he was no longer a Top 40 hitmaker, his record albums continued to sell steadily add something


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


Airport (1970 film) - "'Airport"' is a 1970 American drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, directed and written by George Seaton, and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name


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


Charo - She was headlining Vegas shows by 1971 and reportedly being paid as much as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles or Dean Martin


In 1972, he filed for divorce from his second wife, Jeanne add something


Less than a month after his second marriage had been legally dissolved, Martin married 26-year-old Catherine Hawn on April 25, 1973 add something


That stopped in November 1974, when Martin recorded his final Reprise album - "Once In A While," released in 1978 add something


Arthur Marx - His 1974 book on Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis entitled "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime " was adapted into the 2002 made-for-television movie "Martin and Lewis"


He made a public reconciliation with Jerry Lewis on Lewis' Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in 1976 add something


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 add something


During an interview he stated, and this may have been tongue-in-cheek, that he had someone record them on cassette tape so he could listen to them; this is evidenced by his comments to this effect on the British TV documentary 'Wine, Women and Song' which was aired in 1983 add something


On December 1, 1983 while gambling at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Martin and Sinatra intimidated the dealer and several employees into breaking New Jersey law by making the dealer deal the cards by hand instead of from a shoe add something


After the show's cancellation, NBC continued to air "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast" format in a series of TV specials through 1984 add something


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 add something


Sammy Davis, Jr. - After reuniting with Sinatra and Dean Martin in 1987, Davis toured with them and Liza Minnelli internationally, before dying of throat cancer in 1990


A much-touted tour with Davis and Sinatra in 1988 sputtered add something


They maintained a quiet friendship, but only performed together again once, in 1989, on Martin's 72nd birthday add something


On December 8, 1989, he joined many stars of the entertainment industry in Sammy Davis, Jr.APO]s 60th anniversary celebration, which aired only a few weeks before Davis died from throat cancer add something


His final Vegas shows were at Bally's Hotel in 1990 add something


In December 1990, he congratulated Frank Sinatra on his 75th birthday special add something


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


Martin was diagnosed with lung cancer at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in September 1993, and in early 1995 retired from public life add something


He died of acute respiratory failure resulting from emphysema at his Beverly Hills, California home on Christmas morning 1995, at age 78 add something

Dean Martin died in 1995 add something


In 1996, Ohio Rte. 7, through Steubenville, Ohio, was rededicated as Dean Martin Boulevard add something


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"


Frank Sinatra - In 1998, Ray Liotta portrayed Sinatra in the HBO movie The Rat Pack, alongside Joe Mantegna as Dean Martin and Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis, Jr. It depicted their contribution to John F. Kennedy's election as U.S. president in 1960.


Paula Cale - In 2002 Cale played Dean Martin's first wife Betty Martin in "Martin and Lewis" alongside Jeremy Northam as Dean and Sean Hayes as his manic partner Jerry Lewis


Gianni Russo - In 2004, he released a CD called "Reflections" that pays homage to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra


In 2005, Clark County, Nevada renamed Industrial Road as Dean Martin Drive add something


David Slater - In addition to his own music he performs covers of pop songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat_King_Cole, Elvis Presley, and others; releasing these in 2005 on his "Nice and Easy" album


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 add something


In February 2009, Martin was honored with a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement award add something


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 add something