This all TV blog site has a section tagged "Idols" and recently, no suprise to all of us who name the name of our Dino, honored our most beloved Dino with a poetic postin' of prose and pixs. There are some of the main standard facts and figures on our main man, and found ourselves most delighted by the statements that we have chosen to title this Dino-message: "Martin is remembered for his smooth baritone voice (his records tended to go gold), his boozy insouciance, and his devil-may-care approach to life." Likes all very true Dino-statements for sure!
And, likes we thought these folks did a wonderful job of pickin' just one quotation from the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino accentin' his honest insecurity at parties when he and Mr. Lewis made the big time. We thanks the pallies at "memorable tv" for honorably homagin' our King of Cool at their pad and helpin' their readership grow in their adulation of our one and only Dino. To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
September 22, 2016
Ever the nonchalant celebrity, Dean Martin first gained fame with his partnership with all-screws-loose comedian Jerry Lewis in the forties and fifties.
The son of Italian immigrants, Martin spoke his parent’s native language until age five; he dropped out of school by age sixteen and earned his keep as an amateur boxer. Through underworld connections, he earned his first singing gigs around the Midwest, and by the early 1940s, he had become a regular at some of New York City’s nightclubs.
Martin hooked up with Jerry Lewis by accident when they both took the same stage at Atlantic City’s 500 Club in 1946. Their subsequent string of sixteen film collaborations, nightclub acts, and TV appearances raked in millions. A cornerstone member of the “Rat Pack,” Martin is remembered for his smooth baritone voice (his records tended to go gold), his boozy insouciance, and his devil-may-care approach to life.
Martin excelled in Howard Hawk’s western Rio Bravo
His TV variety program, The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974), hinged on this same easy informality, but serious outings in such films as The Young Lions (1957), Minnelli’s Some Came Running (1958), and Howard Hawks’s Rio Bravo (1959) proved him an accomplished dramatic actor, as well. Ever the life of the party, Martin stepped back from his high-profile life after his third marriage ended in divorce in 1976. Years of heavy drinking and smoking took their toll on Christmas morning of 1995, when Martin succumbed to acute respiratory failure brought on by emphysema.
When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn’t. It was because I didn’t know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut. – Dean Martin