Dean Martin The Coolest Cat that Ever Lived

Dean Martin The Coolest Cat that Ever Lived

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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 popular culture for decades. Hits such as “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”, “Sway”, “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You”, “That’s Amore”, and Dean Martin’s signature song “Everybody Loves Somebody” have been in films (such as the Oscar-winning LogoramaA Bronx TaleCasinoGoodfellasPaybackMission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolSexy BeastMoonstruckVegas VacationSwingers and Return to Me), television series (such as American Dad!FriendsThe SopranosHouse MD and Samurai Jack), video games (such as The Godfather: The GameThe Godfather IIFallout: New Vegas and Mafia II), and fashion shows (such as the 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show).

Dean Martin during his Variety Show – Thursday Nights at 9 PM – back in the day…

Danny Gans portrayed Martin in the 1992 CBS miniseries Sinatra. Martin was portrayed by Joe Mantegna in the 1998 HBO movie about Sinatra and Martin titled The Rat Pack. Mantegna was nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the role. British actor Jeremy Northam portrayed the entertainer in the 2002 made-for-TV movie Martin and Lewis, alongside Will & GraceSean Hayes as Jerry Lewis.

Dean and Jerry from the early 50’s

Martin is the subject of Dean Martin’s Wild Party and Dean Martin’s Vegas Shindig, a pair of video slot machines found in many casinos. The games feature songs sung by Martin during the bonus feature and the count-up of a player’s winnings. A compilation album called Amore! debuted at Number One on Billboard magazine’s Top Pop Catalog Albums chart in its February 21, 2009, issue.

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