Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Age
78 (passed away Dec. 25th, 1995)
Birthday
Jun. 7th, 1917
Born in
Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Height
5' 11 1/2

Dean Martin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Dean Martin Show TV Show
The Dean Martin Show
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast TV Show
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast
The Colgate Comedy Hour TV Show
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Person To Person TV Show
Person To Person
The Dean Martin Comedy World TV Show
The Dean Martin Comedy World
Half Nelson TV Show
Half Nelson
 

Main Movie Roles

2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
1985 - That's Dancing!
1984 - Terror in the Aisles
1984 - Cannonball Run II
1981 - The Cannonball Run
1970 - Airport
1969 - The Wrecking Crew
1968 - Bandolero!
1968 - 5 Card Stud
1967 - Mondo Hollywood
1967 - The Ambushers
1966 - The Silencers
1965 - The Sons of Katie Elder
1964 - What A Way to Go!
1964 - Robin and the 7 Hoods
1963 - 4 for Texas
1962 - The Road to Hong Kong
1962 - Something's Got to Give
1962 - Sergeants 3
1960 - Ocean's Eleven
1960 - Bells Are Ringing
1959 - Rio Bravo
1958 - The Young Lions
1956 - Pardners
1956 - Hollywood or Bust
1955 - Artists and Models
1953 - The Caddy
1953 - Scared Stiff
1952 - Jumping Jacks
1952 - Sailor Beware
1952 - Road to Bali

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
1
Frank Howell
1
Gurd Canliss
1
Unnamed Las Vegas Gambler
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Though best known for the 51 films he made, Dean Martin was a prizefighter, steel mill laborer, gas station attendant and card shark before seeing the first glimmer of fame. It came when he teamed up with comedian Jerry Lewis (I) in 1946. Films such as At War with the Army (1950) sent the team toward superstardom. After teaming with Lewis, Martin - born Dino Paul Crocetti - became a dramatic actor and the star of a long-running television variety show. Personality conflicts broke up the comedy duo in 1957. Few thought that Martin would go one to achieve solo success, but he did, winning critical acclaim for his role in The Young Lions (1958) with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. A succession of films followed for the singer-actor, including Some Came Running (1958) with Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra. All would later be members of the "Rat Pack." Martin learned well and proved potent at the box office throughout the 1960s, with films such as Bells Are Ringing (1960) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), again with Rat Pack pals Sammy Davis Jr. and Sinatra. Rough Night in Jericho with George Peppard and Jean Simmons, 1967. During much of the 1960s and 1970s Martin's movie persona of a boozing playboy prompted a series of films as secret agent Matt Helm and his own television variety show. Airport (1970) followed, featuring Martin as a pilot. He also played a phony priest in The Cannonball Run (1981). His last public role was a return to the stage, for a cross-country concert tour with Davis and Sinatra. He spoke affectionately of his fellow Rat Packers. "The satisfaction that I get out of working with these two bums is that we have more laughs than the audience has", Martin said.


TRIVIA:
  • The line "Everybody loves someone sometime" is written on his grave.
  • Much of the "booze" that he drank on stage during his famous "Rat Pack" performances was really apple juice. (Son 'Dean Paul Martin' (qv) spilled this secret, after the variety show ended production, stating that his father couldn't have performed if he'd really drunk that much liquor.)
  • He was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6519 Hollywood Boulevard, for Recording at 1617 Vine Street, and for Television at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • In 1962, Martin left Capitol Records and signed with Reprise, the label started and owned by Frank Sinatra. In 1964, he recorded his blockbuster hit, "Everybody Loves Somebody", which beat the Beatles to become the No. 1 hit in America for one week. It became the theme song for his television variety series, _"The Dean Martin Show" (1965)_ (qv), which ran on NBC for eight years. Martin followed this with _"The Dean Martin Comedy World" (1974)_ (qv), which ran from 1973 to 1974. An indelible part of Martin's television shtick was his comedic portrayal of life as a lush, which many viewers never realized was just an act.
  • Died exactly 29 years to the day (25 December 1995) after his mother, Angela Crocetti (25 December 1966).
  • He was a close friend of 'Montgomery Clift' (qv). Martin was always grateful for the help Clift had given him while filming _The Young Lions (1958)_ (qv) - Martin's first major dramatic role - and he would accompany him to parties after the rest of Hollywood had disowned him due to his increasing addictions to drugs and alcohol.
  • He and former wife 'Jeanne Martin' (qv) maintained a friendship after their divorce, and consulted each other on family matters. When his health declined, Jeanne encouraged him not to worry about facing death, and to look at it as the chance he longed for, to be reunited with their son 'Dean Paul Martin' (qv), and with his parents.
  • He was a close friend of 'John Wayne (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Cooper (I)' (qv).


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