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

Posted by themusicsover.com 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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One Response to “Died On This Date (December 25, 1995) Dean Martin”

  1. Hey pallie, likes thanks so much for liftin’ up the passin’ of our Dino and helpin’ others to come to know, love, and honor our great man….never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool….oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth….

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