"jestak2" Dino-tribute is simply tagged " June 7: Happy Birthday Dean Martin," and includes a perfect pose, some potent prose and a virile vid of our Dino and his partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis, as a
couple of swells in "Living It Up" singin' "Every Street Is A Boulevard In Old New York," and as wonderfully well, a vid of our Dino's singin' sensation, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."
We stand in awesome awe of the marvelous many and virtual varied ways that pallies from all over the known Dino-world keeps hugely honorin' our one and only Dino each and every Dino-year on the anniversary of his birth in Stu-ville, Ohio. Thanks a beautiful bunch to "jestak2" and all the pallies at "LeBeau's Le Blog" for sharin' in lovin' on our Dino and helpin' their readership to grow in knowin', lovin' and honorin' our mighy marvelous majestic DINO! To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.
Yours In Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
June 7: Happy Birthday Dean Martin
Dean Martin (1917-1995, born Dino Paul Crocetti) dropped out of his Ohio high school at sixteen. He worked as a boxer, a bootlegger, and a blackjack dealer, before discovering he had some talent as a singer. In 1945, Martin met a young comic named Jerry Lewis, and the two developed a highly successful music and comedy act.
Martin and Lewis soon moved beyond nightclubs, to radio and early television, and in 1949 to film–they made their debut in supporting roles in My Friend Irma. In the next seven years, the duo starred together in over a dozen films, including At War with the Army, Sailor Beware, Living it Up, and Artists and Models.
Martin ended his partnership with Lewis in 1956. He went on to a lot of success as an actor. He starred in Some Came Runningwith Frank Sinatra (their first film together), and was John Wayne’s drunken deputy in Rio Bravo. In 1960, he starred with Judy Holliday in Bells Are Ringing, and was a Golden Globe nominee for Who Was That Lady.
In the early sixties, Martin re-teamed with Sinatra for Rat Pack movies like Ocean’s 11 and Sergeants 3. Later in the sixties, he starred as secret agent Matt Helm in several spy movie spoofs, and made Westerns like The Sons of Katie Elder (with Wayne again) and Bandolero! In 1970, he was part of the huge cast of the box office smash Airport.
In 1965, Martin began starring on The Dean Martin Show on NBC. After a decade on the air, during which he won a Golden Globe for Best Male TV Star, Martin converted the series into The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, which continued to air periodically through 1984.
Last but not least, Martin had a very successful singing career. While he was not as big a name in traditional pop as, say, Sinatra or Bing Crosby, he had a string of hits that stretches over three decades. His biggest hits included “That’s Amore,” “Memories Are Made of This,” “Return to Me,” and the song that became his signature tune.