Job Actor
Years active 1940-1988
Known for Straight man to Jerry Lewis; heavy-drinking ladies' man, Member of Sinatra's Rat Pack
Top Roles Bama Dillert, Michael Whiteacre, Tom Elder, Dude, Van Morgan
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Musical, Western, Drama, Action
Top TopicsSpies, Romance (Comic), Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Producer), , (Producer), (Director)
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Dean Martin Overview:

Legendary actor, Dean Martin, was born Dino Paul Crocetti on Jun 7, 1917 in Steubenville, OH. Martin appeared in over 60 film and TV roles. His best known films include the 16 he made with partner Jerry Lewis: My Friend Irma (1949), My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), At War with the Army (1950), That?s My Boy (1951), Sailor Beware (1951), Jumping Jacks (1952), The Stooge (1953), Scared Stiff (1953), The Caddy (1953), Money from Home (1953), Living It Up (1954), 3 Ring Circus (1954), Artists and Models (1955), You?re Never Too Young (1955), Pardners (1956) and Hollywood or Bust (1956). Martin and Lewis also made a cameo appearance in Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's Road to Bali (1952) as the man (Martin) and woman (Lewis) in Lala's Dream.

Martin's notable 'solo' films include Rio Bravo (1959), Ocean's Eleven (1960), Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), and his four Matt Helm films: The Silencers (1966), Murderers' Row (also 1966), The Ambushers (1967), and The Wrecking Crew (1968). Martin hosted his own television series, The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, which aired from 1965-1974. Martin died at the age of 78 on Dec 25, 1995 in Beverly Hills, CA .

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Martin cashed in on his own image as a heavy-drinking ladies' man to make people laugh, then surprised many of them by quitting as straight man to Jerry Lewis after a partnership that lasted from 1946 to 1957, and becoming, after an uncertain start, one of Hollywood's top box office attractions.

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording, Motion Pictures and Television. Dean Martin's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #126 on Mar 21, 1964. Martin was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Dean Martin Quotes:

Julian Wall: Now can you give me one good reason why I shouldn't drop you to the ground?
Matt Helm aka Jim Peters: Certainly, I'll get killed.


Slim Mosely Jr.: [to Wade Jr] Wade Kingsley Junior? That's what they mean by a family skeleton, huh?


Malcolm Smith: Boy, I'm lucky. Do you know when I first found out I was lucky?
Steve Wiley: When?
Malcolm Smith: When I entered the "Send in a Poochy Puff Dog Food jingle for the Poochy Puff Dog Food" jingle contest. You wanna hear how it goes?
Steve Wiley: No, but I will.


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Dean Martin Facts
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 Comedy Hour" (1965), which ran on NBC for eight years. Martin followed this with "The Dean Martin Comedy World" (1974), 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.

After being drafted into the United States Army and serving a stateside year (1944-45) in Akron, Ohio, during World War II, Martin was classified 4-F and was discharged.

Has 8 children: Stephen Craig Martin (b. June 29th 1942), Claudia Martin (b. March 16th 1944 - died 2001 (breast cancer), Barbara Martin (b. April 11th 1945 and Deana Martin (b. August 19th 1948) with first wife Elizabeth McDonald. Dean Paul Martin (b. November 17th 1951 - died March 21st 1987 (plane crash), Ricci Martin (b. September 20th 1953) and Gina Caroline Martin (b. December 20th 1956) with second wife Jeanne Martin and adopted daughter Sasha Martin with third wife Catherine Hawn.

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