Saturday, October 24, 2015

Italian-American Heritage Month: Day 12 Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-adulation is sorta on the more short 'n sweet side of Dino-thin's, but it shows yet 'nother arena of amore for our most beloved Dino.  Likes today we takes you to the personal blog of a lady known as Miss "antoninafrancesca," who blogs at a site tagged Family Faith and Food - "Where everyone is welcome."  Seems that Miss Antonia "grew up in a traditional Italian household (the oldest of eight children), where I learned at a very young age that there were three important things you needed in order to live a good life.  Those "tree important things" are obviously "Family Faith and Food."

Well, through the efforts of google Dino-blog searchin' we discovered that Miss Antonina has been celebration "Italian-American Heritage Month" at her blog and our Dino has been featured on Day 12.   Antonina  shares a an extraordinary engagin' evocative pose of our great man with a few lines of patter 'bout his life and times.....probably 'nothin' new for died in the wool Dino-holics likes youse, but for "Family Faith and Food" readers this might perhaps be there first introduction to our one and only Dino...and everybody has to start somewhere in their journey to deep, pure, and true devotion to the King of Cool!

There's a youtube link to our main man singin' one of his main croons,"That's Amore" and Miss Antonina quires her readership by askin' "What is your favorite Dean Martin…movie, song, tv special, or Las Vegas show?"  Wouldn't it be cool to have likes a ton of ilovedinomartin pallies patter her back with their Dino-reflections?!?!?!?!?!

Likes, we sez our thank you very much for this gentle and kind reflection by this lovely lady, who is helpin' many to find their way to Dino!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.   In our Dino, DMP


Italian-American Heritage Month: Day 12 Dean Martin






FPG/archive photo/getty image
Our celebrated Italian-American of the day is Dean Martin. Dino Paul Crocetti was born on June 7, 1917 in Steubenville, a small town in Ohio. Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer.
Martin’s father Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, a barber, immigrated here from Montesilvano, in Abruzzo, and married his Italian-American mother, Angela Crocetti (nee Barra) in 1914.
Martin’s first language was an Abruzzese dialect of Italian, and he did not speak English until he started school at the age of 5. He was bullied for his broken English, and dropped out of high school in the 10th grade because he thought he was “smarter than his teachers.”
He worked odd jobs including: an amateur welterweight boxer under the name “Kid Crochet,” drove liquor across state lines during prohibition, sold lottery tickets, as well as “acting as a bookie and working as a card dealer and croupier in local gambling joints, all before his start in show business.
Martin had a long-running comedy partnership on radio, film, and television with Jerry Lewis. After going solo, Martin met and became friends with Frank Sinatra, and joined the Rat Pack – including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, where they became legendary for their Las Vegas Strip performances.
Please enjoy Dean Martin singing his first hit song ‘That’s Amore’
What is your favorite Dean Martin…movie, song, tv special, or Las Vegas show?
Until Next Time…

8 comments:

Danny G. said...

Great little bio of our bestest pal! I took your advice & dropped Ms. Antonia Francesca some patter. Love how I have a special link to Dean with the "Abruzzese dialect"! Haha!!(My mama's maiden name)

blueiscoool said...

A very nice read and of course a classic song from DM. Thank you my friend for bring this heartfelt posting to all the DM fans around the world.

Have a wonderful week.

Scott

Always On Watch said...

Great find, DMP!

Our Dino dropped out of high school in the 10th grade because he thought he was “smarter than his teachers.”

Over time, our Dino was correct about that!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, glads you sent off some patter to her...our commentary has yet to appear. Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our most beloved Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty-o, as usual man you are likes warmly welcome our Dino-holic dude. Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our main man!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, that's quite a statement from one who has much to do with that endeavor..."Over time, our Dino was correct about that!" Now, don't gets me wrong, we believe that you are right on the Dino-mark...and of course our Dino is exceptional in every every Dino-way! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

Always On Watch said...

DMP,
Well, there are smarts; then there are SMARTS. Our Dino exemplified the latter!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, well stated ma'am...no body more worldly wise then our main man.
Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!