June 7, 1917
December 25, 1995
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
64 kg | 140 lbs
Dean Martin was born in Steubenville, Ohio, U.S., on June 7, 1917, was an American actor and singer.
Young Dean Martin first started performing as a nightclub singer with local bands, in early 1940s.
He got his first break with Ernie McKay Orchestra.
He landed his breakthrough with comedy duo "Martin & Lewis", with comedian Jerry Lewis (1946).
He made his debut with Jerry Lewis at Atlantic City's 500 Club on July 24, 1946.
He made his big screen debut in comedy drama film My Friend Irma (1949) in role as Steve Laird, opposite Jerry Lewis.
He made his first solo movie in comedy musical Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) in role as Ray Hunter.
He recorded his first single "Which Way Did My Heart Go" / "All of Me", for Diamond Records in July 1946. He released 32 original studio albums.
He was a welterweight boxer who compiled a record of 25-11, at the age of fifteen, calling himself "Kid Crochet".
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Michael Haney in comedy film Who Was That Lady? (1960).
Rio Bravo (1959) Western opposite John Wayne, Angie Dickinson and Ricky Nelson
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Western with John Wayne
Ocean's Eleven (1960) heist in role as Sam Harmon
What a Way to Go! (1964) black comedy opposite Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine and Gene Kelly
Airport (1970) thriller drama with Burt Lancaster
Some Came Running (1958) drama romance opposite Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine
Kiss Me Stupid! (1964) romance comedy with Kim Novak
The Young Lions (1958) World War II film drama opposite Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift
Cannonball Run II (1984) comedy action with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan and Sammy Davis Jr.
The Silencers (1966) spy action opposite Stella Stevens
Bandolero! (1968) western with James Stewart and Raquel Welch
My Friend Irma (1949)
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
At War with the Army (1950)
That's My Boy (1951)
The Stooge (1951)
Sailor Beware (1952)
Jumping Jacks (1952)
Road to Bali (1952)
Scared Stiff (1953)
The Caddy (1953)
Money from Home (1953)
Living It Up (1954)
3 Ring Circus (1954)
You're Never Too Young (1955)
Artists and Models (1955)
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
He hosted NBC variety-comedy series The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974) in 264 episodes, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.
He starred in television specials:
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1984) in 54 episodes
Movin' with Nancy (1967)
Swing Out, Sweet Land (1970)
Dean's Place (1975)
Dean Martin's Christmas in California (1977)
The Dean Martin Christmas Special (1980)
Attended Grant Elementary School in Steubenville.
Had an older brother, William Alfonso Crocetti (1916–1968).
Played the drums, as a teenager.
Was nicknamed the "King of Cool".
Martin as a singer, sales over 50 million albums worldwide.
He was a close friend with John Wayne, Montgomery Clift and Gary Cooper.
Was a member of the "Rat Pack", with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
He was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for:
Motion Pictures at 6519 Hollywood Boulevard
Recording at 1617 Vine Street
Television at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard
Fan of comic books.
Had a fear of elevators.
He died on December 25, 1995, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at age of 78.
He was married to:
Catherine Hawn (1973-1976) Martin adopted Hawn's daughter, Sasha
Dorothy Jean "Jeanne" Biegger (1949-1973) they had three children: Dean Paul, Ricci and Gina
Elizabeth Anne "Betty" McDonald (1941-1949) they had four children: Craig, Claudia, Gail and Deana
He dated Phyllis Davis (1974-1978), Inger Stevens (1968), Elizabeth Montgomery (1963), Angie Dickinson (1959), Dinah Shore (1956), Lori Nelson (1955) and June Allyson (1948).