Dean Martin Biography

Birthday: 1917-06-07
Place of Birth: Steubenville, Ohio
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki 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 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 on 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. 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. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography If there had to be one image for cool, the one man to fit it would be Dean Martin. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, he spoke only Italian until age five. Martin came up the hard way, with such jobs as a boxer (named Kid Crochet), a steel mill worker, a gas station worker and a card shark. In 1946 he got his first ticket to stardom, as he teamed up with another hard worker who was also trying to hit it big in Hollywood: Jerry Lewis. The duo were to become one of Hollywood's truly great teams. They lasted 11 years together, and starred in 16 movies. They were unstoppable, but personality conflicts broke up the team. Even without Lewis, Martin was a true superstar. Movies such as The Young Lions (1958) and Rio Bravo (1959) brought him international fame. One of his best remembered films is in Ocean's Eleven (1960), in which he played Sam Harmon alongside the other members of the legendary Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. After this point, Dean went on to more critically acclaimed ventures, such as in Sergeants 3 (1962), Toys in the Attic (1963), and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963). In 1965 Martin explored a new method for entertaining his fans: Television. That year he hosted one of the most successful TV series in history: "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" (1965), which lasted until 1973. In 1965 it won a Golden Globe Award. In 1973 he renamed it "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour", and from 1974 to 1984 it was renamed again, this time "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts". It became one of the most successful TV series in history, skewering such greats as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, James Stewart, George Burns' Milton Berle, Don Rickles Phyllis Diller, and Joe Namath. After the 1980s Martin took it easy--that is, until his son, Dean Paul Martin died in a plane crash in 1987. Devastated by the loss, from which he never recovered, he walked out on a reunion tour with Sinatra and Davis. Martin spent his final years in solitude. He died on Christmas Day, 1995.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950 Comedy
Rekenkamer, De Matt Helm 2011
Funny Business Himself 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
My Friend Irma 1949 Comedy, Romance
My Friend Irma Goes West 1950 Comedy, Crime, Musical
At War With The Army 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli 1951 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Sailor Beware Al Crowthers 1952 0, 0
Jumping Jacks Corp. Chick Allen 1952 Comedy
The Stooge Bill Miller 1952 Comedy, Drama, Musical
Scared Stiff Larry Todd 1953 0, Reality Tv
The Caddy Joe Anthony 1953
Money From Home Herman 'Honey Talk' Nelson 1953 Comedy
Living It Up Dr. Steve Harris 1954
You're Never Too Young Bob Miles 1955
3 Ring Circus Peter 'Pete' Nelson 1955 Comedy
Artists and Models Rick Todd 1955 Comedy, Musical
Pardners Slim Mosely Jr. 1956 0
Hollywood Or Bust Steve Wiley 1956 Comedy
Ten Thousand Bedrooms 1957 Comedy, Musical, Romance
The Young Lions 1958 0, 0
Some Came Running 1958 Drama, Romance
Career Maury Novak 1959
Rio Bravo Dude ('Borachón') 1959 Romance, Drama
Who Was That Lady? 1960 Comedy
Bells Are Ringing Jeffrey Moss 1960 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Who's Got the Action? Steve Flood 1963
Toys in the Attic Julian Berniers 1963 Drama
4 for Texas 1963 Comedy
What a Way to Go! 1964 Comedy, Romance, Musical
Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 Comedy, Romance
Marriage on the Rocks 1965 0
The Sons of Katie Elder Tom Elder 1965
Murderers' Row Matt Helm 1966
The Silencers Matt Helm 1966 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Texas Across the River 1966 Comedy
The Ambushers Matt Helm 1967 0, 0
Bandolero! 1968 Action, Crime, Drama
5 Card Stud 1968 Mystery
The Wrecking Crew Matt Helm 1969
Airport Capt. Vernon Demerest 1970 Drama, Thriller
Something Big 1971 Fantasy
The Cannonball Run Jamie Blake 1981 Action, Comedy
Cannonball Run II Jamie Blake 1984 0
Something's Got to Give 2001
Simon Detective Cunningham 2016 Thriller