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Dean Martin

Dean Martin


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Also Known As: Died: December 25, 1995
Born: June 7, 1917 Cause of Death: respiratory failure
Birth Place: Steubenville, Ohio Profession: Music ...


Debut with Lewis on TV show "Talk of the Town"; signed contract with Universal (no films produced)
First sang in Steubenville night spots
Radio show with Lewis sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes
Replaced Sinatra as singer at Riobamba, New York
Sang with Ernie McCay Band billed as Dino Martino
TV debut as co-star with Lewis of "Colgate Comedy Hour"
Ended creative partnership with Lewis after film "Hollywood or Bust"; withdrew from York Productions
Film debut in "My Friend Irma"; with Lewis formed York Productions
Final film appearance, "Cannonball Run II"
Hosted "The Dean Martin Show" on TV
Signed with Paramount
Worked various odd jobs including as amateur boxer (billed as Kid Crockett), gas station attendant and croupier
First used name Dean Martin while singing with the Sammy Watkins Band in Cleveland (date approximate)
Made his solo film debut in "10,000 Bedrooms"
Served with Army in Akron; invalided out after hernia
Unsuccessful screen test at Columbia; met Jerry Lewis while both were performing at the Glass Hat, NYC; formed team (a double act) and debuted at 500 Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Popular songs include "Let It Snow" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer".

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