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Dean Martin – “OH” Way Marie – RARE – from the Early Years

Dean Martin Way (OH) Marie – RARE Early years   * Dean Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti on June 7, 1917, in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of Italian father Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti (1894–1967) and Italian-American mother Angela Crocetti (née Barra; 1899–1966). His parents were married in 1914. His father, who was a barber, was originally from Montesilvano, […]

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Dean Martin with Don Knotts as Frank Sinatra – PRICELESS

Dean Martin with Don Knotts as Frank Sinatra * Hope you enjoy this cute piece with Don impersonating Frank Sinatra on the Dean Martin Show. PRICELESS       Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor and comedian, best known as Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, a 1960s sitcom for […]

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Dean Martin: An Evening in Roma

Dean Martin  An Evening in Roma * Dean Martin’s “On an Evening in Roma” is a song released in 1959. The song spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 59, while reaching No. 36 on the Cash Box Top 100, and No. 31 on Canada’s CHUM Hit Parade.   Dean Martin – Dino: Italian Love Songs is an album by Dean Martin for Capitol […]

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The Rat Pack – LIVE St. Louis 1965 (Comedic) The Birth of the Blues

The Rat Pack – LIVE St. Louis 1965 (Comedic) The Birth of the Blues *     On June 20th, 1965, the Rat Pack took the stage at the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis for a fundraiser to benefit Dismas House, the first halfway house for ex-convicts.  Frank,  Dean and Sammy were joined by […]

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Frank Sinatra’s Generosity – Ernest Borgnine

Frank Sinatra’s Generosity Ernest Borgnine * When Lee J. Cobb, an actor who Sinatra knew for their appearance together in The Miracle Of The Bells but was not especially close to, nearly died of a heart attack in 1955, Sinatra gave him moral support, paid his bills and housed him during his recuperation. In Cobb’s words: “He built […]

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Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra – Excellent Rare Medley Nov. 1, 1960

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra  Excellent & Rare Medley November 1, 1960 * What can you say about these two except that they just don’t make them like this anymore. This is one of our favorite clips from back in the day, November 1, 1960.   Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, […]

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Dean Martin – At his best – 1964 – LIVE on Stage

Dean Martin – Medley At His Best Live on Stage – 1964 *   At 15, Dean Martin was a boxer who billed himself as “Kid Crochet”. Dean’s prizefighting earned him a broken nose (later straightened), a scarred lip, many broken knuckles (a result of not being able to afford tape used to wrap boxers’ […]

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Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin – RARE backstage footage – Sweden 1960

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin RARE backstage footage  Sweden 1960 * Some More Frank Sinatra History Frank Sinatra’s father, Antonino – a small, blue-eyed, ruddy-complexioned man – was from Lercara Friddi, near Palermo, Sicily. His parents had originally been vineyard cultivators. He arrived at Ellis Island with his mother and sisters in 1903, when they joined his father, Francesco Sinatra, who had immigrated to […]

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Dean Martin & Bob Newhart – Hysterical – Dean Martin Show 

Dean Martin & Bob Newhart Hysterical Dean Martin Show  * The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show (1959–1960), is a TV variety–comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. It was broadcast by NBC and hosted by entertainer Dean Martin. The theme song to the series was his 1964 hit “Everybody Loves […]

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Dean Martin The Coolest Cat that Ever Lived

Dean Martin The Coolest Cat that Ever Lived * Truly there has only been one Dean Martin. And yes he was everyone’s version of Cool. This is a wonderful video describing and celebrating Dean Martin and his approach to life.  Dean Martin the epitome of Cool A number of Martin songs have been featured across […]

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