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Dean Martin

Background information
Birth name Dino Paul Crocetti
Also known as Dean Martin
The King of Cool
Dino
Los Muertos
Born June 7, 1917(1917-06-07)
Steubenville, Ohio, United States
Died December 25, 1995 (aged 78)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Genre(s) Big band, pop, Country Music
Years active 1940-1989
Label(s) Capitol, Reprise

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television personality, and comedian. He was one of the most well known musical artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Martin's hit singles included the songs "Memories Are Made Of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "Mambo Italiano", "Sway", "Volare" and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head". One of the organizers of The Rat Pack, he was a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage, recordings, motion pictures, and television. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson Founded 1795 Government  - Mayor Dominic Mucci (D) Area  - Total 10. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... mainstream pop music Traditional pop music is a neologism for Western popular music which encompasses music that succeeded big band music and preceded rock and roll as the most popular kind of music in the United States, most of Europe, and some other parts of the world. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Memories Are Made of This is a popular song written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, and Frank Miller in 1955. ... Thats Amore is a 1952 song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks. ... Written by Irving Taylor and Ken Lane, Everybody Loves Somebody had already been recorded by several artists (including Frank Sinatra) by 1964, but without much success. ... Mambo Italiano is a popular song, written by Bob Merrill in 1954. ... Sway is the English version of Quién Será, a 1953 Latin pop song with a mambo beat written by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. ... Nel blu dipinto di blu (literally In the blue painted blue), popularly known as Volare (Italian for the infinitive form of the verb to fly), is Domenico Modugnos signature song. ... The Rat Pack The Rat Pack was a nickname given to a group of 1950s entertainers, which included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ...

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Early life

Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio. His parents were Angela (née Barra), an Italian American from Fernwood, Ohio, and Gaetano Crocetti, a barber from Abruzzo, Italy.[1] He spoke only Italian until age five. Nickname: Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson Founded 1795 Government  - Mayor Dominic Mucci (D) Area  - Total 10. ... Née redirects here. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... “Abruzzi” redirects here. ...


Martin dropped out of school in the 10th grade because, in his own words, he thought that he was smarter than the teachers. He delivered bootleg liquor, served as a speakeasy croupier, wrote crafty anecdotes, and was a blackjack dealer, worked in a steel mill and boxed as welterweight. At the age of 15, he was a boxer who billed himself as "Kid Crocett" (Kro-Shey). From his prizefighting years, Martin earned a broken nose (later fixed), a permanently split lip, and many sets of broken knuckles (as a result of not being able to afford the tape used to wrap boxers' hands). He won one of his 12 bouts[2] The prize money was small. For a while, he roomed with Sonny King, who like Martin, was just starting out in show business and had little money. Martin and King held bare-knuckle matches in their apartment, fighting until one of them was knocked out; people paid to watch the sight. Tenth grade (called Grade 10 in some regions and in Canada, also known as sophomore year in the U.S.) is a year of education in the United States and many other nations. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... Sonny King (born Luigi Antonio Schiavone 1 April 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, died 3 February 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada) was a American lounge singer. ...


Eventually, Martin gave up boxing. He worked as a roulette stickman and croupier in an illegal casino located behind a tobacco shop where he had started out as a stock boy. At the same time, he sang with local bands. Billing himself as "Dino Martini" (after the then-famous Metropolitan Opera tenor, Nino Martini), he got his first break working for the Ernie McKay Orchestra. He performed in a crooning style heavily influenced by Bing Crosby and Harry Mills (of the Mills Brothers), among others. In the early 1940s, he started singing for bandleader Sammy Watkins, at which time Watkins suggested that he change his name to Dean Martin. For the 1998 Clive Owen film, see Croupier (film). ... Ernie McKay (? - ?) led a territory band in Columbus, Ohio. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... The Mills Brothers were a major African-American jazz and pop vocal quartet of the 20th century producing more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and garnered at least three dozen gold records. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


In October of 1941, Martin married Elizabeth Anne McDonald, and during their marriage (ended by divorce in 1949), they had four children. Martin worked for various bands throughout the early 1940s, more on looks and personality than vocal ability until he developed his own smooth singing style. Martin famously flopped at the Riobamba when he succeeded Frank Sinatra there in 1943, but it was the setting for the two men's introduction. Sinatra redirects here. ...


To earn extra money, Martin repeatedly sold 10 percent shares of his earnings for up front cash. Martin apparently did this so often that he found he had sold over 100 percent of his income. Such was the power of his charm that most of his lenders forgave his debts and remained friends.


After being drafted into the United States Army during World War II, Martin served a year (1944–1945) in Akron, Ohio. He was then classified 4-F (possibly due to a double hernia; Jerry Lewis referred to the surgery Martin needed for this in his autobiography) and was discharged. The United States Army is the largest, and by some standards oldest, established branch of the armed forces of the United States and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Nickname: Location within the state of Ohio Location within Summit County, Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City 62. ... The Selective Service System is the means by which the United States administers military conscription. ... Look up hernia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ...


By 1946, Martin was doing relatively well, but he was still little more than an East Coast nightclub singer with an all-too-common style, similar to that of Bing Crosby. He could draw audiences to the clubs he played, but he inspired none of the fanatic popularity enjoyed by Sinatra.


Mafia connections

A biography on Martin titled Dean Martin: King of the Road by Michael Freedland alleges he had links to the Mafia in his earlier career. Martin was allegedly given help with his early singing career by mob bosses who owned saloons in Chicago, Illinois. In return, he performed in shows hosted by these bosses later when he was a star. The author suggests that Martin felt little loyalty to or sympathy for the Mafia and that he only did such people small favors if it were of little inconvenience to him. Reportedly, the FBI's bugs once picked up a mafioso making plans to injure or kill Martin because of a perceived lack of gratitude. Another book, The Animal in Hollywood by John L. Smith, depicted Dean Martin's longtime friendship with Mafia mobsters Johnny Roselli and Anthony Fiato. Anthony Fiato (a/k/a "the Animal") did Martin many favors, such as getting back money from two swindlers who had cheated Betty Martin, Dean's ex-wife, out of thousands of dollars of her alimony. His daughter Deana Martin was friendly with Detroit mob boss Peter Licavoli. This article is about the criminal society. ... The Chicago Outfit, also known as the Outfit is a crime syndicate that has a long and extensive history dating back to long before Prohibition and part of the U.S. phenomenon known as the Mafia. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... This article refers to the football coach. ... John Handsome Johnny Rosselli (July 4, 1905 - August 9, 1976) had been an very influential Mafia soldier, one who had helped to control Hollywood and Las Vegas for the Chicago Mafia and who had been deeply involved with the CIA plots to kill Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in the early... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Teaming with Jerry Lewis

Martin attracted some attention from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures, but a Hollywood contract was not forthcoming. He appeared destined to remain on the nightclub circuit until he met a young comic named Jerry Lewis at the Glass Hat Club in New York, where both men were performing. Martin and Lewis formed a fast friendship which led to their participation in each other's acts and the ultimate formation of a music-comedy team. More than a few people dubbed them "The Organ Grinder and the Monkey". For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. ...


Martin and Lewis' official debut together occurred at Atlantic City's 500 Club on July 24, 1946, and they were not well received. The owner, Skinny D'Amato, warned them that if they didn't come up with a better act for their second show later that night, they would be fired. Huddling together in the alley behind the club, Lewis and Martin agreed to "go for broke", to throw out the pre-scripted gags that hadn't worked and to basically just improvise. Dean sang and Jerry came out dressed as a busboy, dropping plates and making a shambles of both Martin's performance and the club's sense of decorum. They did slapstick, reeled off old vaudeville jokes, and did whatever else popped into their heads at the moment. This time, the audience doubled over in laughter. Their success at the 500 led to a series of well-paying engagements up and down the Eastern seaboard, culminating with a triumphant run at New York's Copacabana. Club patrons were convulsed by the act, which consisted primarily of Lewis interrupting and heckling Martin while he was trying to sing, and ultimately the two of them chasing each other around the stage and having as much fun as possible. The secret, both said, is that they essentially ignored the audience and played to one another. Atlantic City redirects here. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Copacabana is a famous New York City nightclub. ...


A radio series commenced in 1949, the same year Martin and Lewis were signed by Paramount producer Hal Wallis as comedy relief for the motion picture My Friend Irma. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Hal B. Wallis (September 14, 1898 – October 5, 1986) was an American motion picture producer. ... Marie Wilson as Irma My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard, was a top-rated, long-run radio situation comedy, so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films and television, while Howard scored with another radio comedy hit, Life with Luigi. ...


Martin was thrilled to be out of New York. He liked California which, because of its earthquakes, had few tall buildings. Suffering as he did from claustrophobia, Martin almost never used elevators, and climbing stairs in Manhattan's skyscrapers was not his idea of fun. This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder that involves the fear of enclosed or confined spaces. ...


Their agent, Abby Greshler, negotiated for them one of Hollywood's best deals: although they received only a modest $75,000 between them for their films with Wallis, Martin and Lewis were free to do one outside film a year, which they would co-produce through their own York Productions. They also had complete control of their club, record, radio and television appearances, and it was through these endeavors that Martin and Lewis earned millions of dollars.


Although there had been a number of hugely successful film teams before, Hollywood had not seen anything like Martin and Lewis. The fun they had together set them apart from everything else being done at the time. Both were talented entertainers, but the fact that they were such good friends on and off stage took their act to a new level.


Martin and Lewis were the hottest act in America during the early 1950s, but the pace and the pressure took its toll. Most critics of the time underestimated Dean's contribution to the team, as he usually had the thankless job of the straight man, and his singing had yet to develop into the unique style of his later years. Most critics praised Lewis, and while they admitted that Martin was the best partner he could have, most claimed Lewis was the real talent of the team and could succeed with anyone. It is worth noting that Lewis always praised his partner, and while he appreciated the attention he was getting, he has always said the act would never have worked without Martin. In the book Dean & Me he calls Martin one of the great comic geniuses of all time. But the harsh comments from the critics, as well as frustration with the formulaic similarity of Martin & Lewis movies which producer Hal Wallis stubbornly refused to change, led to Martin's dissatisfaction with the team. He put less enthusiasm into the work, leading to escalating arguments with Lewis. The two finally couldn't work together, especially when Martin told his partner he was "nothing to me but a dollar sign". The act broke up in 1956, 10 years to the day after the first official teaming.


But splitting up their partnership was not easy. It took months for lawyers to work out the details of terminating many of their club bookings, their television contracts, and the dissolution of York Productions. There was intense public pressure for them to stay together.


Lewis had no trouble maintaining his film popularity alone, but Martin, unfairly regarded by much of the public and the motion picture industry as something of a spare tire, found the going hard; his first solo film, Ten Thousand Bedrooms, was a box office failure. He was still popular as a singer, but with rock and roll surging to the fore, the era of the pop crooner appeared to be waning. It looked like Martin's fate was to be limited to nightclubs and to be remembered as Jerry Lewis's former partner. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) was Dean Martins first movie in the wake of the dissolution of his partnership with Jerry Lewis in the team of Martin and Lewis, and was such a notorious bomb that it nearly snuffed his huge film career in one fell swoop. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Solo career

Never totally comfortable in films, Martin wanted to be known as a real actor. Though offered a fraction of his former salary to co-star in the war drama The Young Lions (1957), he eagerly agreed so that he could learn from Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. Tony Randall already had the part, but talent agency MCA realized that with this movie, Martin would become a triple threat: they could make money from his work in night clubs, movies, and records. Martin replaced Randall in one of the best dramatic roles of the decade and the film turned out to be the cornerstone of Martin's spectacular comeback. Success on the big screen would continue as Martin starred alongside Frank Sinatra for the first time in the highly acclaimed Vincente Minnelli drama Some Came Running. By the mid '60s, he was a top movie, recording, and nightclub attraction, while Lewis's film career declined. Martin was acclaimed for his performance as Dude in Rio Bravo (1959), directed by Howard Hawks and also starring John Wayne and singer Ricky Nelson. He teamed up again with Wayne in The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), somewhat unconvincingly cast as brothers. The Young Lions was novel by Irwin Shaw and a 1958 film based upon the book starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920–July 23, 1966) was a four-time Oscar-nominated American film actor. ... Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American comic actor. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was a famous Academy Award-winning Hollywood director and accomplished stage director, often considered by critics to be the father of the modern musical. ... Some Came Running is a 1958 film which tells the story of a small-town army veteran who is torn between a local school teacher and a less virtuous woman he met while still in the Army. ... Rio Bravo (1959) is a western movie, directed by Howard Hawks. ... Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. ...


Martin played a satiric variation of his own smoothly womanizing persona as Vegas singer "Dino" in Billy Wilder's adult comedy Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) with Kim Novak, and he was never above poking sly fun at his image in films such as the Matt Helm spy spoofs of the 1960s, on which he had status of a co-producer. Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) was an ahead-of-its-time comedy directed by Billy Wilder and starring Kim Novak and Dean Martin. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Matt Helm as depicted on the back cover of The Wrecking Crew, 1960 Matt Helm, a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton, is a U.S. government counteragent—a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents—not a spy or secret agent in the ordinary... SPY may refer to: SPY (spiders), ticker symbol for Standard & Poors Depository Receipts SPY (magazine), a satirical monthly, trademarked all-caps SPY (Ivory Coast), airport code for San Pédro, Côte dIvoire SPY (Ship Planning Yard), a U.S. Navy acronym SPY, short for MOWAG SPY, a... A parody (pronounced ), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, by means of humorous or satiric imitation. ...


As a singer, Martin copied the styles of Bing Crosby and Perry Como until he arrived at his own and he could hold his own in countless duets over the decades with Sinatra and Crosby. Like The Beatles, he couldn't read music, but he recorded more than 100 albums and 600 songs. His signature tune, "Everybody Loves Somebody", knocked The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" out of the number-one spot in the USA 1964. Elvis Presley was said to have been influenced by Martin, and patterned "Love Me Tender" after his style. Martin, like Elvis, was influenced by country music. By 1965, some of Martin's albums, such as The Hit Sound Of Dean Martin, Welcome To My World and Gentle On My Mind were composed of popular country and western songs made famous by artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens. Martin hosted country performers on his TV show and was named "Man Of the Year" by the Country Music Association in 1966. "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," a song Martin performed in Ocean's Eleven that never became a hit at the time, has enjoyed a spectacular revival in the media and pop culture in the mid-2000s (which can be traced back to its usage in 1993's A Bronx Tale). Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Pierino Ronald Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian-American singer and television personality. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Written by Irving Taylor and Ken Lane, Everybody Loves Somebody had already been recorded by several artists (including Frank Sinatra) by 1964, but without much success. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... Elvis redirects here. ... Love Me Tender is a song sung by Elvis Presley, to the tune of Aura Lee (or Aura Lea), a Civil War song by George R. Poulton. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Alvis Edgar Buck Owens, Jr. ... Oceans Eleven is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... This article is about the 1993 film. ...


For three decades, Martin was among the most popular acts in Las Vegas. Martin sang and was one of the smoothest comics around, benefiting from the decade of raucous comedy with Lewis. Martin's daughter Gail occasionally opened for him in Vegas and sang on his TV show. Though often thought of as a ladies' man, Martin spent a lot of time with his family; as second wife Jeanne put it, prior to the couple's divorce, "He was home every night for dinner." For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


His footprints were immortalized at Grauman's Chinese Theater in 1964. Martin has not one but three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: One at 6519 Hollywood Blvd. (for movies), one at 1817 Vine (for recordings) and one at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard (for television).


The Rat Pack

Main article: The Rat Pack

As Martin's solo career grew, he and Frank Sinatra became close friends. 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. The Rat Pack The Rat Pack was a nickname given to a group of 1950s entertainers, which included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 â€“ October 17, 2007) was perhaps best remembered as being a member of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. ... The Rat Pack. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Holmby Hills is a neighborhood in western Los Angeles, California. ... Bogart redirects here. ... Bacall redirects here. ...


The Martin-Sinatra-Davis-Lawford-Bishop group referred to themselves as "The Summit" or "The Clan" and never as "The Rat Pack," although this has remained their identity in the popular culture. The men made films together, formed an important part of the Hollywood social scene in those years, and were politically influential (through Lawford's marriage to Patricia Kennedy, sister of President John F. Kennedy). John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...


The Rat Pack were legendary for their Las Vegas performances, which were almost never preannounced. For example, the marquee at the Sands Hotel might read DEAN MARTIN---MAYBE FRANK---MAYBE SAMMY. Las Vegas rooms were at a premium when the Rat Pack would appear, with many visitors sleeping in hotel lobbies or cars to get a chance to see the three men together. Their act (always in tuxedo) consisted of each singing individual numbers, duets and trios, along with much seemingly improvised slapstick and chatter. In the socially-charged 1960s, their jokes revolved around adult themes, such as Frank's infamous womanizing and Martin's legendary drinking, as well as many at the expense of Davis's race and religion. Davis famously practised Judaism and used Yiddish phrases onstage, eliciting much merriment from both his stage-mates and his audiences. It was all good-natured male bonding, never vicious, rarely foul-mouthed, and the three had great respect for each other. The Rat Pack was largely responsible for the integration of Las Vegas. Sinatra and Martin steadfastly refused to appear anywhere that barred Davis, forcing the casinos to open their doors to African-American entertainers and patrons, and to drop restrictive covenants against Jews. The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ... The Rat Pack (Peter, Frank, Sammy, and Dean) The Sands Hotel was a legendary Las Vegas, Nevada hotel/casino that operated from December 15, 1952 to June 30, 1996. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Yiddish (ייִדיש, Jiddisch) is a Germanic language spoken by about four million Jews throughout the world. ...


Posthumously, the Rat Pack has experienced a popular revival, inspiring the George Clooney/Brad Pitt "Ocean's" trilogy. An HBO film, "The Rat Pack," starred Joe Mantegna as Dean, Ray Liotta as Frank and Don Cheadle as Sammy. It depicted their contribution to JFK's election in 1960. George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe award-winning American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Joseph Anthony Joe Mantegna, Jr. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Don Cheadle (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 1960s and 1970s

In 1965, Martin launched his weekly NBC comedy-variety series, The Dean Martin Show, which exploited his public image as a lazy, carefree boozer. It was there that he perfected his famous laid-back persona of the half-drunk crooner suavely hitting on beautiful women with hilarious remarks that would get anyone else slapped, and making snappy if slurred remarks about fellow celebrities during his famous roasts. Few entertainers worked as hard to make what they were doing look so easy. During an interview he stated, and this may have been tongue-in-cheek, that although he didn't attend rehearsals he had someone record them on cassette tape so he could listen to them, this is evidenced by his comments to this effrect on the British TV documentary 'Wine, Women and Song' which was aired in 1983.[citation needed] This article is about the television network. ... The Dean Martin Show was a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974, for 245 episodes. ... Left To Right, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Crooner is an epithet given to a male singer of a certain style of popular songs, dubbed pop standards. ... A roast is an event in which an individual is subject to publicly bearing insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes. ...


The TV show was a huge hit. Dean prided himself on memorizing whole scripts -- not merely his own lines. He disliked rehearsing because he firmly believed his best performances were his first. The show's loose format prompted quick-witted improvisation from Dean and the cast. On occasion, he made remarks in Italian, some mild obscenities that brought angry mail from offended, Italian-speaking viewers. This prompted a battle between Martin and NBC censors, who insisted on more scrutiny of the show's content. The show was often in the Top Ten. Martin, deeply appreciative of the efforts of the show's producer, his friend Greg Garrison, later made a handshake deal giving Garrison, a pioneer TV producer in the 1950s, 50% ownership of the show. However, the validity of that ownership is currently the subject of a lawsuit brought by NBC Universal. Greg Garrison (1923 – March 25, 2005) was a pioneer producer and director in the television business, directing nearly 4,000 shows in his career. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ...


Despite Martin's reputation as a heavy drinker — a reputation perpetuated via his vanity license plates reading 'DRUNKY' — he was remarkably self-disciplined. He was often the first to call it a night, and when not on tour or on a film location liked to go home to see his wife and children. Shirley MacLaine in her autobiography confirmed that Martin was sipping apple juice (not liquor) most of the time onstage. He borrowed the lovable-drunk shtick from Joe E. Lewis, but his convincing portrayals of heavy boozers in Some Came Running and Howard Hawks's Rio Bravo led to unsubstantiated claims of alcoholism. More often than not, Martin's idea of a good time was playing golf or watching TV, particularly westerns -- not staying with Rat Pack friends Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. into the early hours of the morning. A glass of clear apple juice, from which pectin and starch have been removed. ... A shtick (Yiddish: שטיק) (or schtick) is an expression which refers to a comic theme or gimmick. ... Joe E. Lewis, born Joseph Klewan, (1902-1971) was a American comedian and singer. ... Some Came Running is a 1958 film which tells the story of a small-town army veteran who is torn between a local school teacher and a less virtuous woman he met while still in the Army. ... Rio Bravo (1959) is a western movie, directed by Howard Hawks. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the entertainer. ...


By the early 1970s, Martin seemed to have the Midas touch, 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 well. His name on a marquee could guarantee casinos and nightclubs a standing-room-only crowd. He found a way to make his passion for golf profitable by offering his own signature line of golf balls. Shrewd investments had greatly increased Martin's personal wealth; at the time of his death, Martin was reportedly the single largest minority shareholder of RCA stock. Martin even managed to cure himself of his claustrophobia by reportedly locking himself in the elevator of a tall building and riding up and down for hours until he was no longer panic-stricken. Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder that involves the fear of enclosed or confined spaces. ...


Despite his enormous success, Martin retreated from show business by the early 1970s. The final (1973-74) season of his variety show would be retooled into one of celebrity roasts, requiring less of Martin's involvement. After the show's cancellation, NBC continued to air the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast format in a series of TV specials through 1984. In those 11 years, Dean and his panel of pals successfully ridiculed and made fun of legendary stars like Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Lucille Ball and Ronald Reagan, to name a few. For nearly a decade, Dean had recorded as many as four albums a year for Reprise Records. That stopped in November of 1974, when Martin recorded his final Reprise album - Once In A While, released in 1978. His last recording sessions were for Warner Brothers Records. An album titled The Nashville Sessions was released in 1983, from which he had a hit with "(I Think That I Just Wrote) My First Country Song," which was recorded with Conway Twitty and made a respectable showing on the country charts. A follow up single "L.A. is my home / Drinking Champagne" came in 1985. The 1975 film Mr. Ricco marked Martin's final starring role, and Martin limited his live performances to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois – December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, glamour girl and star of the landmark sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show and Heres Lucy. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 - June 5, 1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was one of the United States most successful country music artists of the 20th century. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ...


Martin seemed to suffer a mid-life crisis. In 1972, he filed for divorce from his second wife, Jeanne. A week later, his business partnership with the Riviera was dissolved amid reports of the casino's refusal to agree to Martin's request to perform only once a night. He was quickly snapped up by the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and signed a three-picture deal with MGM Studios. Less than a month after his second marriage had been legally dissolved, Martin married 26-year-old Catherine Hawn on April 25, 1973. Hawn had been the receptionist at the chic Gene Shacrove hair salon in Beverly Hills. They divorced November 10, 1976. He was also briefly engaged to Gail Renshaw, Miss USA-World 1969. The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino was a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip at the intersection with Flamingo Road. ... The Miss World-U.S.A. titleholder, Gail Renshaw, resigned her title in order to get married, and was replaced by her 1st runner-up, Connie Haggard from Texas. ...


Eventually, Martin reconciled with Jeanne, though they never remarried. He also made a public reconciliation with Jerry Lewis on Lewis' Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in 1976. Frank Sinatra shocked Lewis and the world by bringing Martin out on stage. As Martin and Lewis embraced, the audience erupted in cheers and the phone banks lit up, resulting in one of the telethon's most profitable years. Lewis reported the event was one of the three most memorable of his life. Lewis brought down the house when he quipped, "So, you working?" Martin, playing drunk, replied that he was "at the Meggum" -- this reference to the MGM Grand Hotel convulsed Lewis. This, along with the death of Martin's son Dean Paul Martin a few years later, helped to bring the two men together. They maintained a quiet friendship but only performed together again once, in 1989, on Dean's 72nd birthday. For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is hosted by Jerry Lewis to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Dean Paul Martin (November 17, 1951 - March 21, 1987) was an American singer and actor. ...


Later years

Rat Pack Album cover, early 1980s.

On December 1, 1983 while gambling at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, Martin and Sinatra intimidated the dealer and several employees into breaking New Jersey laws by making the dealer deal the cards by hand instead of by a shoe, as is required by law. Although Sinatra and Martin were implicated as the cause of the violation, neither was fined by the New Jersey Gaming Commission. The Golden Nugget, on the other hand, received a $25,000 fine and four employees including the dealer, a supervisor and pit boss were suspended from their jobs without pay. It's said that Sinatra and Martin picked up the tab for the suspended employees' pay. Image File history File links Dean Martin promotional image - Rat Pack album This image is the cover of an album or single. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Casino chips from left to right: $1 House Chip (Las Vegas), Tarzans Nightclub No Cash Value (Laughlin), and $1 House Chip (Atlantic City). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Martin returned to films briefly with appearances in the two all-star Cannonball Run movies, but being a movie star no longer excited him and he found life on the set to be more tedious than ever. He did step back into a recording studio to score a minor hit single with "Since I Met You Baby" and made his first music video, which appeared on MTV. The video was created by Martin's youngest son, Ricci. The Cannonball Run (1981, Twentieth Century Fox) is a campy, slapstick comedy movie released in 1981 that starred Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett. ... Since I Met You Baby is an American rhythm and blues song written and recorded by pianist Ivory Joe Hunter. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Decline

Martin's world began to crumble on March 21, 1987, when his son Dean Paul was killed when his jet fighter crashed while flying with the Air National Guard. A much-touted tour with Davis and Sinatra in 1988 sputtered, with Martin's heart just not in it. On one occasion, he infuriated Sinatra when he turned to him and muttered "Frank, what the hell are we doing up here?" Martin, who always responded best to a club audience, felt lost in the huge stadiums they were performing in (at Sinatra's insistence), and he was not the least bit interested in drinking until dawn after their performances. His final Vegas shows were at the Bally's Hotel in 1989. It was there he had his famous final reunion with Jerry Lewis on his 72nd birthday. His last television appearance was in 1990 on the Sammy Davis Jr 60th Anniversary Celebration special (also Sammy's last TV appearance.) By 1991, Martin had unofficially retired from performing. is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ... For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ...


In addition to never completely recovering from losing his son, Martin was suffering from emphysema. In September 1993, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He kept his private life to himself, emerging briefly for a public celebration of his 77th birthday with friends and family. Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ...


He had been told he needed surgery on his kidneys and liver to prolong his life, but he refused. It was widely reported, though never confirmed, that Martin had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1991. Major function-filter blood. ... The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body, and is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ...


At his side in his last years was ex-wife Jeanne (Biegger) Martin, whom he had divorced years earlier. The pair became close again, although they resisted suggestions that they wed.


Martin died of respiratory failure, at his home on Christmas morning 1995. It was widely believed, and perpetuated by Jeanne herself, that she was at his side at his death. However, she was giving her annual Christmas party into the late hours of the night and therefore was at her home with her daughter, Deana until about 4 a.m., with Dean having died about 3:15 am. Deana has attested to this on many occasions, including in her biography of her father.


The lights of the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed in his honor. In 2005, Las Vegas renamed Industrial Road as 'Dean Martin Drive'. The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ...


Martin received a gold record in 2004 for his fastest-selling album ever, which also hit the iTunes Top 10. For the week ending December 23, 2006, the Dean Martin and Martina McBride duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" reached #7 on the R&R AC chart. It also went to #36 on the R&R Country chart - the last time Martin had a song this high in the charts was in 1965, with the song "I Will", which reached #10 on the Pop chart.


An album of duets, "Forever Cool," was released by Capitol/EMI in 2007. It features Martin's voice with Kevin Spacey, Shelby Lynne, Joss Stone, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Robbie Williams, McBride and more.


Marriages and children

Martin was married three times. Martin's first wife, Betty McDonald, tried by all accounts to be a good wife and mother to their four children, but her efforts were ultimately undone by her alcoholism. It remains a matter of speculation whether Betty's alcoholism led to the failure of her marriage to Dean, or whether Dean's infidelities led to Betty's alcoholism. Subsequent to their divorce, Martin gained custody of their children; Betty lived out her life in quiet obscurity in San Francisco.


Martin's second wife was Jeanne Biegger. A stunning blonde, Jeanne could sometimes be spotted in Martin's audience while he was still married to Betty. Their marriage lasted twenty-four years (1949-1973) and produced three children.


Martin's third marriage, to Catherine Hawn, lasted three years. One of Dean's managers had spotted the young beauty working the desk at a swank salon on Rodeo Drive, then arranged a meeting. Martin adopted Hawn's daughter, Sasha, but their marriage did not succeed. Dean initiated divorce proceedings. Rodeo Drive sign Rodeo Drive (pronounced Spanish: ro-DAY-oh) generally refers to a famous three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops in Beverly Hills, California, United States, although the street stretches further north and south. ...


Martin was the father of seven biological children and one adopted child.


First wife: Elizabeth (Betty) Anne McDonald

  • First child: Stephen (Craig) Martin, born June 29, 1942
  • Second child: Claudia (Dean) Martin, born March 16, 1944 - died 2001 (breast cancer)
  • Third child: Barbara (Gail) Martin, born April 11, 1945
  • Fourth child: Deana (Dina) Martin, born August 19, 1948

Second wife: Jeanne Biegger Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...

  • Fifth child: Dean Paul Martin (Jr.), born on November 17, 1951 - died March 21, 1987 (plane crash)
  • Sixth child: Ricci James Martin, born on September 20, 1953
  • Seventh child: Gina Caroline Martin, born on December 20, 1956

Third wife: Catherine Mae Hawn Capt. ...

  • Eighth child: Sasha (adopted)

Dean Martin's uncle was Leonard Barr who appeared in several of his shows. Leonard Barr (September 27, 1903 - November 22, 1980) was an old-style, one-liner standup comic in the tradition of Henny Youngman. ...


Discography

This article contains a listing of Dean Martins original LPs and collections from his career. ...

Filmography

Features:

Short Subjects: My Friend Irma was filmed from February 22 through April 12, 1949. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... My Friend Irma Goes West was filmed from January 31 through March 18, 1950. ... The year 1950 in film involved some significant events. ... At War with the Army (1950) Starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. ... The year 1950 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the film. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Sailor Beware was filmed from September 5, 1951 through October 12 1951. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Jumping Jacks was filmed from Decebmer 3, 1951 through January 23, 1952. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Road to Bali is a 1952 comedy film. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... The Stooge was filmed between February 19 and March 24, 1951. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Scared Stiff is a 1953 comedy/musical horror movie directed by George Marshall and starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... The Caddy, starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis was filmed from November 24, 1952 through February 23, 1953. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Money From Home was filmed from March 9 - May 1, 1953. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the film. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... 3 Ring Circus was filmed from February 17 - March 31, 1954. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Youre Never Too Young was filmed from October 18 - December 27, 1954. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... For the 1937 film, see Artists and Models (1937 film). ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... This was one of the last movies that Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin appeared in together. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... This was the last movie that Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin appeared in together. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) was Dean Martins first movie in the wake of the dissolution of his partnership with Jerry Lewis in the team of Martin and Lewis, and was such a notorious bomb that it nearly snuffed his huge film career in one fell swoop. ... The year 1957 in film involved some significant events. ... The Young Lions was novel by Irwin Shaw and a 1958 film based upon the book starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin. ... The year 1958 in film involved some significant events. ... Some Came Running is a 1958 film which tells the story of a small-town army veteran who is torn between a local school teacher and a less virtuous woman he met while still in the Army. ... The year 1958 in film involved some significant events. ... Rio Bravo (1959) is a western movie, directed by Howard Hawks. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Career is a 1959 film drama about an actor (Tony Franciosa) bent on breaking into the big time at any cost. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Who Was That Lady? is a 1960 comedy movie starring Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, and Janet Leigh. ... The year 1960 in film involved some significant events. ... Bells Are Ringing is a 1960 romantic comedy-musical film, directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... The year 1960 in film involved some significant events. ... Oceans Eleven is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... The year 1960 in film involved some significant events. ... Pepe is the name of a 1960 movie starring Cantinflas as the title role, directed by George Sidney and with an amount of cameo appearances vainly trying to replicate the success of another Cantinflas movie, Around the World in Eighty Days. ... The year 1960 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... Ada is a 1961 political drama film made by Avon Productions and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Sergeants 3 is a 1962 remake of Gunga Din (1939) set in the American West, featuring Rat Pack icons Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... The Road to Hong Kong (1962) was the last in the long-running Road to. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Whos Got the Action? is a 1962 movie comedy about a man suffering from an addiction to gambling, starring Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, and Walter Matthau. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... Come Blow Your Horn was Neil Simons first play, which premiered in the United States in 1961 and had a London production in 1962 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... Toys in the Attic is a 1963 film starring Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Wendy Hiller and Gene Tierney. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... 4 for Texas is a 1963 western comedy starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, and Ursula Andress, and featuring screen thugs Charles Bronson and Mike Mazurki, with a memorable cameo appearance by the Three Stooges (Larry Fine, Moe Howard, and Curly Joe DeRita). ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... Summary What A Way To Go! (1964) is one of those movies that came out of the happy-fun Hollywood era of the Rat Pack years, where a popular type of movie promised escape into naive plots that exclusively focused on the themes of love and sex in fluffy, brightly... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Robin and the Seven Hoods is a 1964 musical film, starring the Rat Pack. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) was an ahead-of-its-time comedy directed by Billy Wilder and starring Kim Novak and Dean Martin. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. ... The year 1965 in film involved some significant events. ... Marriage on the Rocks is a 1965 movie comedy with Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, and Dean Martin. ... The year 1965 in film involved some significant events. ... Soundtrack album for the film version starring Dean Martin. ... The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. ... Texas Across The River is a 1966 western movie comedy with Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. ... The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. ... Murderers Row (sometimes spelled Murderers Row) is the title of a 1966 American comedy-spy-fi motion picture starring Dean Martin and very loosely based upon the Matt Helm spy novel Murderers Row by Donald Hamilton, which was published in 1962. ... The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. ... The Ambushers is a 1967 science fiction spy comedy film starring Dean Martin and Senta Berger. ... The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Bandolero! is a 1968 western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... 5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western, released by Paramount Pictures. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... The Wrecking Crew, released in 1969, is the fourth and final film in a series of American comedy-spy-fi theatrical releases starring Dean Martin as secret agent Matt Helm. ... The year 1969 in film involved some significant events. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... Western Comedy?! Look! Thats a wicked weird comedy for aWESTERN Something Big is a 1971 American motion picture produced by Andrew V. McLaglen (who also directed it) and James Lee Barrett (who also wrote the screenplay). ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... The year 1975 in film involved some significant events. ... Cannonball Run was a campy, screwball comedy released in 1981 that starred Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett-Majors. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... See also Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash Cannonball Run II is a film that was released in 1984. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ...

  • Film Vodvil: Art Mooney and Orchestra (1946)
  • Screen Snapshots: Thirtieth Anniversary Special (1950)
  • Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars (1956)
  • Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968)

See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... The year 1950 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ...

Further reading

  • Lewis, Jerry and James Kaplan. Dean & Me (A Love Story). New York: Doubleday, 2005. ISBN 0-7679-2086-4
  • Nick Tosches Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, 1992 for the first edition, Delta, USA, ISBN 0-385-33429-X

For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... Nick Tosches (born 1949) is an American writer, music journalist, novelist, biographer and poet. ...

References

  1. ^ cleveland.com: Homegrown Heroes
  2. ^ (Kehoe, John. "Dean Martin.." Biography 4.10 (2000): 124. History Reference Center)

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