Dean Martin


Actor
Dean Martin

About

Also Known As
Dino Paul Crocetti
Birth Place
Steubenville, Ohio
Born
June 07, 1917
Died
December 25, 1995
Cause of Death
Respiratory Failure

Biography

As the epitome of laid-back cool, the handsome, mellow-voiced crooner Dean Martin successfully redefined his image throughout his career without ever straying too far from his established persona as a quick-witted, booze-loving regular guy. Martin emerged from the shadow of playing straight man to his early comedy partner Jerry Lewis, to become a respected film actor in such films as "So...

Photos & Videos

Artists and Models (1955) - Publicity Stills
Marriage on the Rocks - Movie Posters
Bells Are Ringing - Series of Publicity Stills

Family & Companions

Elizabeth Anne Martin
Wife
Married in 1940; divorced in 1949; mother of four of Martin's children.
Jeanne Martin
Wife
Second wife; married on September 1, 1949; divorced in 1973; mother of three of Martin's children; survived him.
Catherine Mae Hawn
Wife
Married in 1973; divorced in 1976.

Bibliography

"Backstage at the Dean Martin Show"
Lee Hale with Richard D Neely, Taylor Publishing (2000)
"Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams"
Nick Tosches (1992)
"Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Showbiz Party"
Shawn Levy, Doubleday
"Martini Man: The Life of Dean Martin"
William Schoell, Taylor Publishing

Biography

As the epitome of laid-back cool, the handsome, mellow-voiced crooner Dean Martin successfully redefined his image throughout his career without ever straying too far from his established persona as a quick-witted, booze-loving regular guy. Martin emerged from the shadow of playing straight man to his early comedy partner Jerry Lewis, to become a respected film actor in such films as "Some Came Running" (1958), as well as a top-selling solo recording artist. His profile rose even further as the apparent second-in-command to his close friend Frank Sinatra in the Rat Pack, both in films and on records and the stages of Las Vegas nightclubs. By the 1960s Martin was one of the most popular and highest paid performers in history, with a hit single that bounced the Beatles off the charts, films like the Matt Helm series topping the box office, and his long-running comedy-variety series, "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC, 1965-1974), sitting atop the ratings each week. Martin's output decreased somewhat in the 1970s and 1980s, but his appearances in films like "Airport" (1970) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981) continued to endear him to a broad audience. However, by the time of Martin's death in 1995, a resurgence of appreciation for Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and their contemporaries – fueled perhaps most prominently by Jon Favreau's über-cool film "Swingers" (1996) – elevated the entertainer to full-fledged icon status. Though his former partner Jerry Lewis would later call him "the most underrated performer in the history of our business," Martin was enthusiastically embraced by the audiences of his time, and rediscovered by subsequent generations of fans who had yet to be born during his heyday.

Born on June 7, 1917, Dino Paul Crocetti was the son of Italian immigrant farmers in Steubenville, OH. He spoke only Italian throughout his early years and dropped out of high school in the 10th grade – perhaps one of many reasons Martin would develop an almost impenetrable wall around himself, letting few in throughout his life. The future performer toiled in a variety of odd jobs around this time, including stints as a shoe-shine boy, store clerk, steel mill worker, and for a period, welterweight prizefighter. He also helped run bootleg liquor for certain shady establishments, later becoming an accomplished croupier at some of the local speakeasies. After being coaxed on stage one night by friends, Martin realized his suave good looks and smooth baritone might allow him to escape a life of manual labor and set out to become a crooner in the mold of Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo. An early break came when he performed with the Ernie McKay Orchestra, which led to higher profile gigs, and by the mid-1940s, a spot opening for a young Frank Sinatra in New York City. After a brief stint in the Army, Martin teamed with a teenage comedian named Jerry Lewis, launching them both into the celebrity stratosphere. Though Martin seemingly played the straight man to the manic, off-the-wall Lewis – the "organ grinder" to Lewis’ "monkey" as many termed it – his deft comic timing was a critical, if not always appreciated, part of what was then America's most successful comedy duo of the late 1940s and 1950s. Indeed, the fan hysteria that accompanied Martin & Lewis' public appearances at the time was akin to the manias that surrounded Sinatra and Elvis Presley at the heights of their popularity.

In addition to sold out live performances, Martin & Lewis began appearing on various television programs, and even landed their own half-hour radio spot, "The Martin and Lewis Show" on NBC. Placed under contract with producer Hal Wallis at Paramount Pictures, the comedy duo appeared together in 16 films, beginning with "My Friend Irma" (1949), through "Sailor Beware" (1952) and "Artists and Models" (1955), ending with "Hollywood or Bust" (1956). When the team's 10-year partnership ended – due, most speculated, to Lewis' ever-increasing ego, combined with Martin’s mounting dissatisfaction with being the "second banana" – many in Hollywood predicted dire straights for Martin's future career after the duo’s acrimonious split. Martin, however, saw things differently, releasing a string of hit recordings – which would ultimately include classics like "That’s Amore" (1953), "Memories Are Made of This" (1955), "Mambo Italiano" (1955) and "Ain’t That a Kick in the Head" (1960) – and jumping into a solo film career with the box office bomb "Ten Thousand Bedrooms" (1956). Undeterred, he took a supporting role in director Edward Dmytryk’s war drama "The Young Lions" (1958), delivering a respectable performance, followed by another well-regarded turn as an incorrigible gambler in the Vincente Minnelli melodrama "Some Came Running" (1958), co-starring Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine. Martin paired with John Wayne for the first time in the classic Howard Hawks western "Rio Bravo" (1959), then reconnected with Sinatra for "Ocean’s Eleven" (1960). The caper comedy, featuring mutual pals Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, officially kicked off the Rat Pack era, to which Martin and the boys would be linked forever after.

Martin and director Minnelli joined forces once again with an adaptation of the Judy Holliday musical "Bells Are Ringing" (1960). During the early 1960s, he performed regularly with the Rat Pack live on the Las Vegas strip, and in other lightweight film romps such as "Sergeants 3" (1962) and "Robin and the Seven Hoods" (1964). Billy Wilder’s sex comedy "Kiss Me Stupid" (1964) featured Martin in a role tailor-made for him – that of a hard-drinking, womanizing lounge singer – however, audiences were far from receptive to the film’s cavalier attitude toward promiscuity and adultery, dooming its theatrical release. Although musical tastes in America were changing – it was at the height of the Beatles’ American invasion, after all – Martin proved he still had something to offer when his hit single "Everybody Loves Somebody" knocked the Fab Four off the U.S. charts in 1964. Never one to take himself or his public image too seriously, Martin cashed in on the James Bond craze of the mid-60s with the spy spoof "The Silencers" (1966), as sexy super agent Matt Helm. Based on the popular series of pulp novels, it generated several sequels, all starring Martin, and later helped inspire the Mike Myers romp "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997). Other efforts included his own long-running TV variety program, "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC, 1965-74) – later followed by NBC’s periodic "Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roast" spin-off specials, which attracted some of the biggest names in show business for some of the funniest off-the-cuff revelry ever aired on the small screen.

Over the course of the 1970s, Martin began to scale back his work. His last successful starring role in a major motion picture was as the pilot of a doomed airliner in the all-star disaster melodrama "Airport" (1970). His final starring role was in the little-seen crime drama "Mr. Ricco" (1975), followed by sporadic appearances on television shows like "Charlie’s Angels (ABC, 1976-1981) and "Vega$" (ABC, 1978-1981). Perhaps his most significant television appearance of the era was in 1976, when Sinatra brought Martin out as a surprise guest on Jerry Lewis' annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, marking the first time the former friends had spoken in two decades. The reunion touched Lewis, who had never stopped missing nor idolizing his former partner. Martin was called out of semi-retirement by 1970s movie megastar Burt Reynolds for the campy car race comedy "The Cannonball Run" (1981), along with fellow Rat Packer Sammy Davis, Jr. Cast as a pair of contenders disguised as priests, the pair good-naturedly goofed their way through the silliness, reprising their roles in the 1984 sequel. Tragically, Martin's son, actor-singer Dean Paul Martin, was killed in a plane crash in 1987, and many of the performer's intimates later suggested that the loss was such a devastating blow to the already emotionally reserved Martin, causing him to further retreat into solitude throughout his later years. One bright spot came when Lewis made a low-key appearance at Dean Paul's funeral, prompting Martin to at last rekindle the friendship with his former partner for the remainder of his life. A life-long smoker, Martin succumbed to emphysema at his Los Angeles home in 1995 at the age of 78, leading old friends like Sinatra, MacLaine and Lewis to memorialize him as an underrated comedy genius and premier recording artist who was always the most charming man in the room.

In the years following his passing, Martin’s musical contributions gained new recognition, due in large part to his hits being featured on the soundtracks of such films as "Goodfellas" (1990), "A Bronx Tale" (1993), and the L.A. hipster comedy "Swingers" (1996). On the small screen, aspects of his relationships with former friends and partners were covered in a pair of telepics – "The Rat Pack" (HBO, 1998), with Joe Mantegna as Martin and Ray Liotta as Sinatra, in addition to "Martin and Lewis" (CBS, 2002), with Jeremy Northam as the laid-back crooner and Sean Hayes as his nutty partner.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Cannonball Run II (1984)
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Mr. Ricco (1975)
Showdown (1973)
something big (1971)
Joe Baker
Airport (1970)
Capt. Vernon Demerest
The Wrecking Crew (1969)
Matt Helm
Bandolero! (1968)
Dee Bishop
5 Card Stud (1968)
Van Morgan
How To Save a Marriage--And Ruin Your Life (1968)
David Sloane
Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
Alex Flood
The Ambushers (1967)
Matt Helm
The Silencers (1966)
Matt Helm
Texas Across the River (1966)
Sam Hollis
Murderers' Row (1966)
Matt Helm
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Tom Elder
Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
Ernie Brewer
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Dino
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Little John
What a Way To Go! (1964)
Leonard Crawley
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)
Jason Steel
Toys in the Attic (1963)
Julian Berniers
4 for Texas (1963)
Joe Jarrett
Come Blow Your Horn (1963)
The bum
The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Sergeants 3 (1962)
Sgt. Chip Deal
Who's Got the Action? (1962)
Steve Flood
Ada (1961)
Bo Gillis
All in a Night's Work (1961)
Tony Ryder
Pepe (1961)
Who Was That Lady? (1960)
Michael Haney
Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Jeffrey Moss
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Sam Harmon
Rio Bravo (1959)
Dude
Some Came Running (1959)
Bama Dillert
Career (1959)
Maurice Novak
The Young Lions (1958)
Michael Whiteacre
Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
Ray Hunter
Artists and Models (1956)
Rick Todd
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
Steve Wiley
Pardners (1956)
Slim Mosely, Jr./Slim Mosely, Sr.
3 Ring Circus (1955)
Pete Nelson
You're Never Too Young (1955)
Bob Miles
Money from Home (1954)
Honey Talk Nelson
Living It Up (1954)
Dr. Steve Harris
Road to Bali (1953)
Himself
The Caddy (1953)
Joe Anthony
Scared Stiff (1953)
Larry Todd
The Stooge (1953)
Bill Miller
Jumping Jacks (1952)
Corp. Chick Allen
Sailor Beware (1952)
Al Crowthers
That's My Boy (1951)
Bill Baker
At War with the Army (1951)
Sgt. [Victor] Puccinelli
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
Steve Laird
Paid in Full (1950)
Singer of "You're Wonderful"
My Friend Irma (1949)
Steve [Laird]

Music (Feature Film)

Shazam! (2019)
Song Performer
Ad Astra (2019)
Song Performer
The Mule (2018)
Song Performer
Ben Is Back (2018)
Song Performer
Going in Style (2017)
Song Performer
Bridget Jones' Baby (2016)
Song Performer
War Dogs (2016)
Song Performer
Fading Gigolo (2014)
Song Performer
Small Time (2014)
Song Performer
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Song Performer
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Song Performer
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Song Performer
Hitchcock (2012)
Song Performer
The Details (2011)
Song Performer
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)
Song Performer
The Rum Diary (2011)
Song Performer
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Song Performer
Old Dogs (2009)
Song Performer
I Love You, Man (2009)
Song Performer
Four Christmases (2008)
Song Performer
The Wrecking Crew (2008)
Song Performer
Fred Claus (2007)
Song Performer
Music Within (2007)
Song Performer
The Number 23 (2007)
Song Performer
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road (2006)
Song Performer
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road (2006)
Song Performer
Let's Go To Prison (2006)
Song Performer
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
Song Performer
Two for the Money (2005)
Song Performer
The Family Stone (2005)
Song Performer
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Song Performer
White Chicks (2004)
Song Performer
My House in Umbria (2003)
Song Performer
Bad Santa (2003)
Song Performer
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
Song Performer
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Song Performer
He's Having a Baby (2001)
Song Performer ("You'Re Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You")
The Mexican (2001)
Song Performer
Spy Game (2001)
Song Performer ("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow")
Made (2001)
Song Performer
The Big Tease (2000)
Song Performer
Reindeer Games (2000)
Song Performer
Vertical Limit (2000)
Song Performer ("Little Ole Wine Drinker Me")
Born Romantic (2000)
Song Performer ("Baby Won'T You Please Come Home" "Sway")
Hanging Up (2000)
Song Performer
Return to Me (2000)
Song Performer
Panic (2000)
Song Performer
The Crew (2000)
Song Performer
Sexy Beast (2000)
Song Performer ("Sway (The Ripp Off Artist)")
Payback (1999)
Song Performer
Blast from the Past (1999)
Song Performer ("Memories Are Made Of This" "You Belong To Me")
Stuart Little (1999)
Song Performer
Pushing Tin (1999)
Song Performer
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Song ("When You'Re Smiling The Whole World Smiles With You")
Analyze This (1999)
Song Performer
Home Fries (1998)
Song Performer
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Song Performer
Living out Loud (1998)
Song Performer
Dance With Me (1998)
Song Performer ("Sway")
Sour Grapes (1998)
Song Performer
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Song Performer
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Song Performer
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Song Performer ("The Christmas Blues" "Powder Your Face With Sunshine")
Fools Rush In (1997)
Song Performer
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Song Performer
Vegas Vacation (1997)
Song Performer
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Song Performer
Sleepers (1996)
Song Performer
Mad Dog Time (1996)
Song Performer
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Song Performer
Swingers (1996)
Song Performer
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (1994)
Song Performer
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Song Performer
Night And The City (1992)
Song Performer
Merci, la vie (1991)
Music
29th Street (1991)
Song Performer
Only The Lonely (1991)
Song Performer
Goodfellas (1990)
Song Performer
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Song Performer
Moonstruck (1987)
Song Performer

Cast (Special)

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
Frank, Dean and Sammy: An Evening With the Rat Pack (1998)
Jerry Alone at the Top (1992)
Kings of Comedy (1992)
Birth of the Team (1992)
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990)
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)
Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary (1987)
Bob Hope Buys NBC? (1985)
The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala (1985)
An All-Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan (1985)
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1984)
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1984)
Host
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1984)
Host
All-Star Party For Lucille Ball (1984)
Dom DeLuise and Friends (1983)
Dean Martin in London (1983)
Host
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Pink Panther Thanksgiving Gala (1982)
Dean Martin at the Wild Animal Park (1982)
Dean Martin's Comedy Classics (1981)
Ladies and Gentleman... Bob Newhart Part 2 (1981)
Dean Martin's Christmas at Sea World (1981)
Host
Shirley MacLaine: Every Little Movement (1980)
Guest
The Dean Martin Christmas Special (1980)
Host
Mac Davis 10th Anniversary Special: I Still Believe in Music (1980)
Sinatra: The First 40 Years (1980)
Highlights of the Dean Martin Roasts (1980)
Host
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (1979)
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular From Lake Tahoe (1977)
Sinatra and Friends (1977)
Dean Martin's Christmas in California (1977)
Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals Part 2 (1977)
The First 50 Years (1976)
Swing Out, Sweet Land (1976)
Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926 (1976)
A Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Dean Martin (1975)
Dean Martin
Dean's Place (1975)
Dean; The Owner
Dean Martin's California Christmas (1975)
Host
The Don Rickles Show (1975)
Jack Benny's First Farewell Show (1973)
Bing Crosby -- Cooling It (1973)
The Powder Room (1971)
Host
City vs. Country (1971)
The Wonderful World of Burlesque II (1966)
Favorite Songs (1964)
Host
The Phil Harris Show (1959)
Guest

Music (Special)

Dean Martin: That's Amore! (2001)
Song Performer
Lavender Lake: Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal (2000)
Song Performer
Frank, Dean and Sammy: An Evening With the Rat Pack (1998)
Song Performer

Cast (Short)

Hollywood Premiere of A Star is Born (1954)
Himself

Life Events

1941

First used name Dean Martin while singing with the Sammy Watkins Band in Cleveland (date approximate)

1943

Replaced Sinatra as singer at Riobamba, New York

1944

Served with Army in Akron; invalided out after hernia

1946

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

1948

Debut with Lewis on TV show "Talk of the Town"; signed contract with Universal (no films produced)

1949

Film debut in "My Friend Irma"; with Lewis formed York Productions

1949

Signed with Paramount

1956

Ended creative partnership with Lewis after film "Hollywood or Bust"; withdrew from York Productions

1957

Made his solo film debut in "10,000 Bedrooms"

1984

Final film appearance, "Cannonball Run II"

Photo Collections

Artists and Models (1955) - Publicity Stills
Artists and Models (1955) - Publicity Stills
Marriage on the Rocks - Movie Posters
Marriage on the Rocks - Movie Posters
Bells Are Ringing - Series of Publicity Stills
Here is a group of Publicity Stills from Bells Are Ringing (1960), featuring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin in a series of gag telephone shots. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
4 for Texas - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster from 4 for Texas (1963), starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Kiss Me, Stupid - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1965), starring Dean Martin and Kim Novak. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Robin and the 7 Hoods - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release movie posters from Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964), starring Frank Sinatra and members of the Rat Pack. Included is a rare British Quad poster.
Ocean's Eleven - Movie Posters
Here are several original release movie posters from Ocean's Eleven (1960), starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Angie Dickinson.
Rio Bravo - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Rio Bravo (1959), directed by Howard Hawks. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Some Came Running - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Some Came Running (1959), directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Shirley MacLaine.
Some Came Running - Publicity Stills
Here are a number of Publicity Stills from Some Came Running (1958). Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Never So Few - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Never So Few (1959), starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford and Steve McQueen, and directed by John Sturges.
Sergeants 3 - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release American movie posters for Sergeants 3 (1964), the Rat Pack western starring Frank Sinatra and friends.
Bells Are Ringing - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Bells Are Ringing (1960), starring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin, and directed by Vincente Minnelli.

Videos

Movie Clip

Pepe (1960) - How Humiliatin'! Cantinflas (title character), seeking his beloved horse, has reached Las Vegas, where director George Sidney lays down another barrage of cameos, this time including Frank Sinatra, Cesar Romero, Jimmy Durante and just the start of Dean Martin's bit (Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr. done earlier), in Pepe, 1960.
How To Save a Marriage And Ruin Your Life (1968) - Ten After Five Playboy department store exeec Dave (Dean Martin) is wrongly advised that Carol (Stella Stevens) is his buddy's new mistress, in director Fielder Cook's comedy How To Save a Marriage And Ruin Your Life, 1968.
How To Save a Marriage And Ruin Your Life - Open, Winds of Change How 60's can you get? Ambience from the Ray Conniff Singers with Michel Legrand and Mack David's "Winds of Change," the opening to How To Save a Marriage And Ruin Your Life, 1968, starring Dean Martin and Stella Stevens.
Ambushers, The (1967) - I've Got Relatives There Now in Acapulco, Dean Martin as photographer-playboy secret agent Matt Helm with Janice Rule as Sheila, the rescued formerly brainwashed astronaut helping him find her abductors, posing as newlyweds, observing the chopper arrival of villain Albert Salmi, when Francesca (Senta Berger) introduces herself, in the 3rd Helm feature, The Ambushers, 1967.
Silencers, The (1966) - This Is Mrs. Helm Now in Phoenix, coaxed from retirement to investigate a scheme to sabotage a nuclear test, secret agent Matt Helm (Dean Martin, in his debut in the spy-comedy series) meets Stella Stevens as clumsy and under-clothed Gail, his colleague Tina (Daliah Lavi) soon arriving, Robert Webber on the poolside keyboard, in The Silencers, 1966.
Ambushers, The (1967) - I Go Pretty Fast Little besides clever skimpy outfits for the first scene with Dean Martin in the lead role in the third film in the Matt Helm spy-spoof series, first with Linda Foster, then Janice Rule whom we saw captured and maybe-brainwashed in the opening, in The Ambushers 1967, also starring Senta Berger.
Murderers' Row (1966) - Code Name Eric Montage of secret agents being rubbed-out brings us to Matt Helm (Dean Martin), shooting "Miss January" (Corinne Cole) and nuzzling aide "Lovey" (Beverly Adams), early in Murderer's Row, 1966.
Murderers' Row (1966) - Open, Dream Has Come True With a neat shift from Lalo Schifrin music grooviness to evil-apocalyptic spy spoof, the opening of the 1966 "Matt Helm" feature Murderers' Row, starring Dean Martin, Ann-Margret and Karl Malden.
Silencers, The (1966) - I Haven't Seen All Latest Models Fleeing an Acapulco night-club assassination, Matt Helm (Dean Martin) and Tina (Daliah Lavi) hustle back to the hotel to interrogate Gail (Stella Stevens) who turns out to be wearing a tear-away dress, in The Silencers, 1966.
Murderers' Row (1966) - Not The Marrying Kind Spy Matt Helm, casing an apartment, doesn't notice some guy named Dean Martin singing "Not The Marrying Kind," (by Lalo Schifrin and Howard Greenfield) as Coco (Camilla Sparv), Wall (Karl Malden) and Suzie (Ann-Margret) are introduced, in Murderers' Row, 1966.
4 For Texas (1963) - Open, We're The Good Guys All action opening, Robert Aldrich directing, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are among the stagecoach passengers, Dean narrating, and Charles Bronson leading the pursuit, including Jack Elam, also Percy Helton fretting on board, in the partial-Rat Pack comic-Western 4 For Texas, 1964, co-starring Anita Ekberg and Ursula Andress.
4 For Texas (1963) - Blood Of Christopher Columbus About an hour into the picture, Dean Martin as would-be saloon operator Joe Jarrett, guided by his man Prince George (Edric Connor), who’s in league with Angel (Nick Dennis) on the riverboat, is sizing it up as a location when the owner (Ursula Andress as Max) finally appears, in 4 For Texas, 1964, also starring Frank Sinatra and Anita Ekberg.

Trailer

Scared Stiff (1953) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer from Paramount, home studio for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, for the 1953 horror-spoof Scared Stiff, co-starring Lizabeth Scott, and featuring Carmen Miranda in her last movie appearance.
You're Never Too Young (1955) -- Original Trailer Original trailer for Paramount’s You’re Never Too Young, 1955, another hit vehicle for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (based on the same original story as Paramount’s The Major And The Minor, 1942, with Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland), featuring Diana Lynn, Nina Foch and Raymond Burr.
Artists And Models (1955) -- Original Trailer Original trailer for Paramount’s Martin & Lewis hit Artists And Models 1955, the third-to-last feature starring Jerry and Dean, featuring Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone and Eva Gabor, directed by Frank Tashlin.
Caddy, The - (Original Trailer) Jerry Lewis hits the links while Dean Martin sings "That's Amore" in the comedy hit The Caddy (1953).
Young Lions, The - (Original Trailer) A Jewish soldier (Montgomery Clift) faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II in The Young Lions (1958).
Kiss Me, Stupid - (Original Trailer) A roadside waitress (Kim Novak) is set as bait for a barely disguised Dean Martin in Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1964).
Ada - (Original Trailer) Call girl Susan Hayward weds easygoing politician Dean Martin and helps him against corrupt state officials in Ada (1961).
Sailor Beware - (Original Trailer) For their fifth movie together, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis join the Navy in Sailor Beware (1951).
Sons of Katie Elder, The - (Original Trailer) John Wayne stars in The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) about four sons of a ranch owner out to avenge his death.
Rio Bravo - (Original Trailer) A sheriff (John Wayne) enlists a drunk (Dean Martin), a kid (Ricky Nelson) and an old man (Walter Brennan) to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron in Rio Bravo (1959), directed by Howard Hawks.
Living It Up - (Black-and-white Trailer) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis replace Fredric March and Carole Lombard from Nothing Sacred (1937) in the color remake Living It Up (1954).
Bells Are Ringing - (Original Trailer) An answering-service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives in the musical romance, Bells Are Ringing (1960), starring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin.

Family

Gaetano Crocetti
Father
Barber.
Angela Crocetti
Mother
William Crocetti
Brother
Older.
Stephen Craig Martin
Son
Born on June 29, 1942; mother, Elizabeth Martin; survived him.
Claudia Martin
Daughter
Actor. Born on March 16, 1944; mother, Elizabeth Martin; survived him; died on February 16, 2001 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
Barbara Gail Martin
Daughter
Born on April 11, 1945; mother, Elizabeth Martin; survived him.
Deana Martin
Daughter
Born on August 19, 1948; mother, Elizabeth Martin; survived him.
Dean Paul Martin
Son
Actor, rock performer. Born on November 17, 1951; mother, Jeanne Martin; died March 23, 1987 when his jet crashed near the Air Force base in California where he served as a National Guard Captain; formerly married to Olivia Hussey with whom he had a son Alexander.
Ricci James Martin
Son
Born on Septgember 20, 1953; mother, Jeanne Martin; survived him.
Gina Caroline Martin
Daughter
Born on December 20, 1956; mother, Jeanne Martin; survived him.
Sascha Martin
Daughter
Adopted with third wife Catherine Hawn.
Alexander Martin
Grandson
Actor. Born on February 12, 1973; mother, Olivia Hussey; father, Dean Paul Martin; survived him.

Companions

Elizabeth Anne Martin
Wife
Married in 1940; divorced in 1949; mother of four of Martin's children.
Jeanne Martin
Wife
Second wife; married on September 1, 1949; divorced in 1973; mother of three of Martin's children; survived him.
Catherine Mae Hawn
Wife
Married in 1973; divorced in 1976.

Bibliography

"Backstage at the Dean Martin Show"
Lee Hale with Richard D Neely, Taylor Publishing (2000)
"Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams"
Nick Tosches (1992)
"Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Showbiz Party"
Shawn Levy, Doubleday
"Martini Man: The Life of Dean Martin"
William Schoell, Taylor Publishing