Friday, July 24, 2009

Dean Martin

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor and comedian. He was one of the best known musical artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Martin's hit singles included "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.

Dean Martin has since become a pop culture icon for his womanizing ways, his trademark charm, and his drinking and alleged alcoholism. He was much respected wherever he went, and became a sort of unofficial ambassador to the Italian-American community.

Source: wikipedia

1 comment:

Florence's Art said...

I always look at your portraits in amazement. This collection of the Rat Pack is a nice honor to them. They had such an impact on entertainment that I don't think we'll see again. I enjoyed your comments about Dean Martin. The thing I remember about his television show is that my parents treated it like a night out. We were all sent to bed and they would watch together, sometimes having friends over because his show was done in the format of a party every week. Thanks for sharing these.