Elvis Presley

Memphis Mafia

Who are the Memphis Mafia? Remembering Elvis Presley with the Memphis Mafia Lamar Fike, Elvis’ tour manager, so close to […]

Elvis Presley Biography

Elvis Presley is one of the most famous figures of our time, so of course there’s been numerous attempts […]

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn and Her Monsters

For all the millions of words she has inspired, Marilyn Monroe remains something of a mystery. Now a sensational […]

Dean Martin


WRITTEN BY: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica 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. Martin then moved on to a successful solo career as a singer, an actor, and a television variety show host. During his younger days Martin worked locally in steel mills, delivered bootleg liquor, was a prizefighter, and had […]

Who Was Dean Martin? Early Life, and Career Of The ‘The King of Cool?’

Playboy has called him the coolest man who has ever lived. Elvis Presley worshiped him, and Stevie Van Zandt recalls that he was the coolest man he had ever seen. He said that he was not just great at everything he did, but he was perfect. Yes, that man is Dean Martin. Simply said, he was a great singer. The warm sensuality that Dean Martin had in his voice continues to beguile generations of music fans with a winning style, as well as a touch of mystery. Who […]

15 Timeless Dean Martin Quotes

BY JENNIFER M WOOD Even today—nearly 25 years after his passing on December 25, 1995—Dean Martin remains the essence of cool. Whether he was singing, acting, performing standup, or palling around with Frank Sinatra and the rest of his Rat Pack, good times always followed Martin—as did plenty of memorable quips. Here are 15 timeless quotes from the King of Cool. 1. ON BREAKING INTO SHOW BUSINESS “If people want to think I get drunk and stay out all night, let ’em. That’s how I got here, you know.” 2. […]

Memories are made of … Dean Martin

By Ron Onesti We all have those legendary performers we wish we could have met in person. For me, the list begins with Jackie Gleason, Jimmy Stewart and James Cagney. But one name resonates as being at the top of my “Wish I woulda met” list: “The King Of Cool,” Dean Martin. Dean passed away Christmas Day, 1995, so I thought I would share my experience with the Martin family as we welcome the lovely daughter of Dino, Deana Martin, and her “Deana Sings Dino” show this […]

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Dean Martin – Mr. Cool

Mike Greenblatt Making a living as a blogger is a dream that many people share. If you are like most people, the thought of being able to work from home, set your own hours and write about a topic that inspires you is incredibly appealing. Unfortunately, most people who start blogging for profit never reach their goals. There are two main reasons for this. First, many people overestimate how quickly their traffic will grow. When they don’t see immediate results they get frustrated and give up. Second, […]

The Music of Dean Martin Lives Again at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre

BANGOR, MAINE – The timeless music of Rat Pack legend Dean Martin will be brought to life for one night only at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The show “An Evening with Dean Martin & Friends” features renowned Vegas performer and impressionist Tom Stevens. “Tom Stevens is amazing as Dean Martin,” said Jeri Misler, managing director of the Gracie Theatre. “His remarkable physical and vocal resemblance to “The King of Cool” is uncanny. In fact, Dean Martin’s own daughter, Deana, […]