Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dean Martin's second wife Jeanne, who never married after split, dies of cancer at 89 three weeks after the death of son Ricci

Dear Friends,

We continue to remember Dean's second wife, Miss Jeanne Biegger on her death from cancer on Wednesday, August 24.  Today we share with you an international post from the British site "Daily Mail" wonderfully written by Miss Rachel McGrath.  This particular remembrance is a nice mix of prose and pictures honoring Miss Jeanne's life as wife and mother and we are particularly pleased with the images that have been shared.

This particular prose also remembers the lives of the two boys that Mrs. Martin gave birth to....Dino Paul Martin Jr. and Ricci James Martin and how sadly, both sons have preceded their mother in death, with Ricci's untimely death just three weeks ago.  One can only wonder how hard Mrs. Martin took Ricci's death and if is some way it may have affected her own death.

We thank the "Daily Mail" for sharing the news of Mrs. Martin's death through there writer Miss Rachel McGrath, letting the British empire know of her passing.  To check this out in it's original source, simply click on the title of this message.

DMP

Dean Martin's second wife Jeanne, who never married after split, dies of cancer at 89 three weeks after the death of son Ricci

By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 09:11 EST, 25 August 2016

Former model Jeanne Martin, who was the second wife of legendary entertainer Dean Martin, has died.

Her family confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she passed away Wednesday at her Beverly Hills home after suffering from cancer.

RIP: Jeanne Martin, the second wife of legendary entertainer Dean Martin, has died from cancer in Beverly Hills at age 89. She's pictured with her husband in 1966

She was 89.

RIP: Jeanne Martin, the second wife of legendary entertainer Dean Martin, has died from cancer in Beverly Hills at age 89. She's pictured with her husband in 1966

Born Dorothy Jean Biegger in Coral Gables, Florida, she changed her name to Jeanne as a young model in Miami.

 In 1948, she attended a New Year's Eve show starring Dean and Jerry Lewis, THR.com reports, where the pair fell in love at first sight.

She was 22 when they married a year later following his divorce from his first wife Betty.
Jeanne bore bore him three children - sons Dean Paul Jr., known as Dino, and Ricci, and a daughter Gina.

Famous family: Jeanne and Dean wed in 1949 and were married for 23 years before divorcing. They had three children together - Dean Paul Jr., left, Ricci, right, and Gina, seated, pictured in 1966 at home in Beverly hills. Both sons predeceased their mother

Famous family: Jeanne and Dean wed in 1949 and were married for 23 years before divorcing. They had three children together - Dean Paul Jr., left, Ricci, right, and Gina, seated, pictured in 1966 at home in Beverly hills. Both sons predeceased their mother

In addition to her own children with Dean. she also helped raise his four children from his previous marriage.

After their divorce in 1973, the entertainer remarried for a third time, to a hair salon receptionist Catherine, but the marriage ended after three years.

Jeanne never remarried.


Jeanne Martin with her daughter Gina Martin back in 1995

Stayed single: Jeanne never remarried following her split from dean. She's pictured in Beverly Hills in 1998 with Frank Sinatra's widow Barbara

Stayed single: Jeanne never remarried following her split from dean. She's pictured in Beverly Hills in 1998 with Frank Sinatra's widow Barbara

Predeceased his mother: Jeanne's youngest son Ricci Martin died at home in Utah aged 62 just three weeks ago - in the picture above he performs at the M Resort in Las Vegas in 2014

Predeceased his mother: Jeanne's youngest son Ricci Martin died at home in Utah aged 62 just three weeks ago - in the picture above he performs at the M Resort in Las Vegas in 2014

Both of Jeanne's sons predeceased her.

Just three weeks ago, the youngest of her three children with Dean - son Ricci - was found dead at his home in Utah at the age of 62.

Dean Paul was killed in 1987 while piloting a Phantom fighter jet for the Air National Guard. The jet crashed in the San Bernardino Mountains near Los Angeles killing him and another officer on board. He was 37.

Following the death of their son Dino, she and Dean grew close again and she was at his side when he passed away from emphysema on Christmas Day 1995.

Fairytale romance: Jeanne, a Florida model, was just 22 when she wed the Rat Pack star one week after his divorce from his first wife Betty

Fairytale romance: Jeanne, a Florida model, was just 22 when she wed the Rat Pack star one week after his divorce from his first wife Betty







6 comments:

Always On Watch said...

So tragic that both of her sons died before she did.

dino martin peters said...

Miss AOW, very true thoughts friend. We're certain that both deaths took their toll on her, and can't help but wonder if Ricci's sudden recent passing did not in some way quicken her death as well.

Always On Watch said...

DMP,
I am convinced that Ricci's death hastened Jeanne's passing.

Our Dino and her two sons were the three most important me in her life. She lost them all during her lifetime. Such sorrow!

blueiscoool said...

A very well written story on the life of Jeanne Martin and she was still a beautiful woman even later in life judging by the photograph. Thank you DMP for this heart felt story.

Have a nice weekend.

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Miss AOW, Mrs. Martin truly had the greatest of sadness in the death of Dean, Dino Jr. and Ricci.

dino martin peters said...

Scott, sir thank you for your appreciation of this reverent remembrance of Mrs. Martin. Your faithful efforts in expressing appreciation is much appreciated.