Dean was born Dino Paul Crocetti. Upon entering show business, he changed his name to Dino Martini. Because there was a popular current singer named Nino Martini, Dean changed his name again, this time to Dean Martin.
What did Dean Martin died of?
Dean Martin, the sleepy-voiced pop crooner and movie actor who with Jerry Lewis formed one of the most popular comedy teams in movie history, died yesterday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 78. The cause was acute respiratory failure, said Mort Viner, his longtime agent and friend.
What was Dean Martin’s proper name?
Dean Martin, byname of Dino Paul Crocetti, (born June 7, 1917, Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.—died December 25, 1995, Beverly Hills, California), American singer and actor who was a member, with Jerry Lewis, of one of the most popular comedy teams on stage and television and in motion pictures for 10 years.
Was Dean Martin Italian?
Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, to Gaetano Alfonso “Guy” Crocetti, an Italian immigrant and barber, and his Ohio-born wife, Angela (Barra) Crocetti. He spoke only Italian until age five.