June 7, 1917
December 25, 1995
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
76 kg | 167.5 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Dean Martin was born in Steubenville, Ohio, United States, 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 as a member of 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.
He recorded his first single "Which Way Did My Heart Go" / "All of Me", for Diamond Records in July 1946.
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He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for his role as Michael Haney in comedy film Who Was That Lady? (1960).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Top Action Performance for his role as Dude ('Borrachón') in Western movie Rio Bravo (1959).
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Western as Tom Elder
Ocean's Eleven (1960) heist as Sam Harmon
What a Way to Go! (1964) black comedy as Leonard 'Lennie' Crawley
Airport (1970) thriller drama as Capt. Vernon Demerest
Some Came Running (1958) drama romance as Bama Dillert (professional gambler)
Kiss Me Stupid! (1964) romance comedy as Dino
The Young Lions (1958) epic World War II drama as Michael Whiteacre
He played Jamie Blake in comedy action films The Cannonball Run (1981) and Cannonball Run II (1984).
The Silencers (1966) spy action as Matt Helm
Bandolero! (1968) Western as Dee Bishop
My Friend Irma (1949) as Steve Laird
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950) as Steve Laird
At War with the Army (1950) as 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli
That's My Boy (1951) as Bill Baker
The Stooge (1951) as Bill Miller
Sailor Beware (1952) as Al Crowthers
Jumping Jacks (1952) as Corp. Chick Allen
Road to Bali (1952) as Man in Lala's dream
Scared Stiff (1953) as Larry Todd
The Caddy (1953) as Joe Anthony
Money from Home (1953) as Herman 'Honey Talk' Nelson
Living It Up (1954) as Dr. Steve Harris
3 Ring Circus (1954) as Peter 'Pete' Nelson
You're Never Too Young (1955) as Bob Miles
Artists and Models (1955) as Rick Todd
Pardners (1956) as Slim Mosely Jr. / Slim Mosely Sr.
Hollywood or Bust (1956) as Steve Wiley
He hosted NBC variety-comedy series The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974), for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series - Musical.
He starred in television specials:
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1984)
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 Italian Sicilian ancestry.
Had older brother, William Alfonso Crocetti (1916–1968).
Played the drums, as a teenager.
He released 32 original studio albums.
He was nicknamed the "King of Cool".
He was a welterweight boxer who compiled a record of 25-11, at the age of fifteen, calling himself "Kid Crochet".
He sales as a singer over 50 million albums worldwide.
He was close friends with John Wayne, Montgomery Clift and Gary Cooper.
He was 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
He was fan of comic books.
Had a fear of elevators.
Dean 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).