Monday, December 28, 2009

Died On This Date (December 25, 1995) Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes we are inchin' our way to a new Dino-year...wonderin' if any of you pallies have gotten you Dino-resolutions figured out yet? Well on this 28th day of Dino-winter-month we continue to showcase 'nother fine trib to our Dino on the remembrance date of his passin'

Today's entry comes from the "The Music's Over" pad over at wordpress and to view this in it's original format, again, just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-gram. Enjoys the Dino-portrait, the Dino-details, and the Dino-clip of "That's Amore."

Again, so encouragin' to see 'nother site rememberin' and honorin' our Dino on the day of his passin'...and every time the life and legacy of our Dino is liftin' up, we just never know how many more pallies come to know, love, and totally dig our King of Cool! Dinoencouraged, DMP

Died On This Date (December 25, 1995) Dean Martin

Posted by on December 25, 2009

Dean Martin (Born Dino Crocetti)

June 7, 1917 - December 25, 1995

Dean Martin was a pop music, television and film star who was one of the biggest names in entertainment during the ’60s and ’70s. He and his pals, Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis, Jr. were collectively known as the Rat Pack around Hollywood and beyond. Besides hanging out together, they shared many legendary performances in Las Vegas. Martin’s recording career was dotted with numerous hits throughout the years, including “That’s Amore,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” and “Volare.” His charisma, rugged good looks, and (mostly fake) public drinking made him the “King of Cool” and a pop culture icon. Following the tragic death of his son Dean Paul in 1987, Martin all but faded from the public eye. He made occasional special appearances mostly in honor of his Rat Pack buddies. In 1993, he was diagnosed with lung cancer along with kidney and liver problems. Dean Martin was 78 when he died of respiratory failure on Christmas Day, 1995.

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