Dean Martin (7/6/17 - 25/12/95) Age: 78 (Acute Respiratory failure resulting from Emphysema)
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The Rat Pack. Old school cool. More
In 1968, Dean Martin signed a three-year contract for $34 million, which was the biggest contract of its day. Dean had a stand-in show up for rehearsals for the Dean Martin Show while he golfed Monday through Thursday.
francisalbertsinatra: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Dean Martin on The Bing Crosby Show, 1964
“He was the most underrated, brilliant performer in 100 years of our business. And it just gave me the greatest joy in my heart to see that he showed them all." — Jerry Lewis
Dean Martin was getting older by the end of the 50s but he just got better looking in my mind - must be good genes -- his kids all keep looking pretty great these days too. More
Sinatra & friends (Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin) - Sands sign --Bob Willoughby.
Dean Martin. More
Capitol Records recording session, 1950s. Photo Credit: Capitol Photo Archives
Dean Martin with his wife, Jeanne, at home, 1958 (photo:Allan Grant)
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