History Music / DeanMartin

30th Mar '16 4:31:34 AM bombadil211
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* BrillianButLazy: Dean believed that he appealed to audiences when he was spontaneous and at ease so he tried to do everything in as few takes as possible. For his variety show, he even had it written into his contract that he wouldn't have to rehearse or do retakes. He'd be out of the studio and driving home before shooting even wrapped!

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* BrillianButLazy: BrilliantButLazy: Dean believed that he appealed to audiences when he was spontaneous and at ease so he tried to do everything in as few takes as possible. For his variety show, he even had it written into his contract that he wouldn't have to rehearse or do retakes. He'd be out of the studio and driving home before shooting even wrapped!
30th Mar '16 4:30:25 AM bombadil211
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* BrillianButLazy: Dean believed that he appealed to audiences when he was spontaneous and at ease so he tried to do everything in as few takes as possible. For his variety show, he even had it written into his contract that he wouldn't have to rehearse or do retakes. He'd be out of the studio and driving home before shooting even wrapped!
* TheCharmer: Dean was completely at ease with himself and this gave him an air of confidence that people gravitated towards.
16th Dec '15 5:34:13 PM bombadil211
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It says above that Dino died in 1995, but he really died on March 21, 1987, when his son Dean Paul (who had done a little singing and acting himself) was killed when his California Air National Guard jet crashed. Dino was never the same. Sinatra tried to coax him back on the road the "Together Again Tour", 30 shows in 40 days. Dino hung in for one week, then flew home. In 1993, the lifelong smoker was diagnosed with lung cancer, and made few public appearances afterward. Jeanne was at his side till the end.

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It says above that Dino died in 1995, but he really died on March 21, 1987, when his son Dean Paul (who had done a little singing and acting himself) was killed when his California Air National Guard jet crashed. Dino was never the same. Sinatra tried to coax him back on the road the "Together Again Tour", 30 shows in 40 days. Dino Dino, who always preferred working in smaller clubs, felt lost in the big stadiums Frank insisted on playing and only hung in for one week, then flew week before going home home. In 1993, the lifelong smoker was diagnosed with lung cancer, and made few public appearances afterward. Jeanne was at his side till the end.


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* NiceGuy: He was polite and charming as well as fiercely protective of those he cared about. He couldn't bear to punish his children even when they had clearly misbehaved. One of his sons recalled how they'd once simply sat in Dean's den to make it seem to Jeanne, Dean's second wife, as if Dean was giving the boy a stern talking to.
6th Nov '15 4:51:31 PM nombretomado
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'''Dean Martin''' (June 7, 1917 -- December 25, 1995; born ''Dino Paul Crocetti'') was a singer, actor, comedian, vice-president of the RatPack, and the epitome of cool. He didn't have to invoke the [[RuleOfCool rule]]; he was just ''cool''.

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'''Dean Martin''' (June 7, 1917 -- December 25, 1995; born ''Dino Paul Crocetti'') was a singer, actor, comedian, vice-president of the RatPack, Creator/RatPack, and the epitome of cool. He didn't have to invoke the [[RuleOfCool rule]]; he was just ''cool''.



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30th Sep '15 12:56:56 PM Morgenthaler
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The team broke up because Martin felt he was being upstaged by Lewis[[note]]Lewis would feign stomach pains to get attention and rewrite scripts so that his solo routines (that he would try and play for pathos) would get more screen time than Martin's musical numbers[[/note]] and because he wanted wanted to do some serious acting. No one thought much of his chances, but he quickly knocked out three impressive performances: ''The Young Lions'' (1957), ''Some Came Running'' (1958), and ''RioBravo'' (1959). He then followed those up with the memorable ''Film/{{Oceans 11}}'' in 1960.

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The team broke up because Martin felt he was being upstaged by Lewis[[note]]Lewis would feign stomach pains to get attention and rewrite scripts so that his solo routines (that he would try and play for pathos) would get more screen time than Martin's musical numbers[[/note]] and because he wanted wanted to do some serious acting. No one thought much of his chances, but he quickly knocked out three impressive performances: ''The Young Lions'' (1957), ''Some Came Running'' (1958), and ''RioBravo'' ''Film/RioBravo'' (1959). He then followed those up with the memorable ''Film/{{Oceans 11}}'' in 1960.
21st Sep '15 1:49:47 AM bombadil211
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* MoneyDearBoy: He requested an enormous salary for his NBC variety show because he didn't want to do it and expected the network to say 'no'. But the network agreed to salary and every other one of his demands, making him feel honor-bound to actually make the show.
30th Jun '15 5:52:43 AM Morgenthaler
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The team broke up because Martin felt he was being upstaged by Lewis[[note]]Lewis would feign stomach pains to get attention and rewrite scripts so that his solo routines (that he would try and play for pathos) would get more screen time than Martin's musical numbers[[/note]] and because he wanted wanted to do some serious acting. No one thought much of his chances, but he quickly knocked out three impressive performances: ''The Young Lions'' (1957), ''Some Came Running'' (1958), and ''RioBravo'' (1959). He then followed those up with the memorable ''{{Oceans 11}}'' in 1960.

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The team broke up because Martin felt he was being upstaged by Lewis[[note]]Lewis would feign stomach pains to get attention and rewrite scripts so that his solo routines (that he would try and play for pathos) would get more screen time than Martin's musical numbers[[/note]] and because he wanted wanted to do some serious acting. No one thought much of his chances, but he quickly knocked out three impressive performances: ''The Young Lions'' (1957), ''Some Came Running'' (1958), and ''RioBravo'' (1959). He then followed those up with the memorable ''{{Oceans ''Film/{{Oceans 11}}'' in 1960.
4th Apr '15 1:37:54 AM bombadil211
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He was a non-descript singer with a pretty good East Coast reputation until 1946, when he met and teamed up with Creator/JerryLewis. They would become the hottest comedy team in America over the next ten years and first achieved movie success with supporting roles on ''Franchise/MyFriendIrma'' (1949) and it's sequel ''My Friend Irma Goes West'' (1950). It was universally accepted that Lewis was the better talent and that he carried Martin, but Lewis consistently praised Martin's work and said the team was "50-50".

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He was a non-descript singer with a pretty good East Coast reputation until 1946, when he met and teamed up with Creator/JerryLewis. They would become the hottest comedy team in America over the next ten years years[[note]]How hot? Fans were so eager to meet them that it was impossible to clear out clubs and theaters after performances. In order to get the audiences to leave, Martin and Lewis would go to an upstairs window and toss out autographed cards to the screaming crowd and would occasionally perform impromptu skits to fans' delight[[/note]] and first achieved movie success with supporting roles on ''Franchise/MyFriendIrma'' (1949) and it's sequel ''My Friend Irma Goes West'' (1950). It was universally accepted that Lewis was the better talent and that he carried Martin, but Lewis consistently praised Martin's work and said the team was "50-50".
25th Mar '15 11:45:28 AM Topov
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Martin was rather protective of Lewis during their years as a team, and specially in their early years when Lewis was barely a teenager ''and'' had a rather troubled past. Once he threw a mobster who was threatening Lewis for being Jewish into a shelf of glasses behind the bar they were sitting at.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Martin was rather protective of Lewis during their years as a team, and specially in their early years when Lewis was barely a teenager out of his teens ''and'' had a rather troubled past. Once On one occasion, sitting at a bar, he threw a mobster who was threatening Lewis for being Jewish an anti-semitic mobster's mook across it and into a the shelf of glasses behind behind: the bar they were sitting at.mook had demanded to know of Martin what he was doing teaming up with a Jew.
25th Dec '14 7:23:17 AM RainFairy
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Martin was rather protective of Lewis during their years as a team. Once he threw a mobster who was threatening Lewis into a shelf of glasses behind the bar they were sitting at.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Martin was rather protective of Lewis during their years as a team. team, and specially in their early years when Lewis was barely a teenager ''and'' had a rather troubled past. Once he threw a mobster who was threatening Lewis for being Jewish into a shelf of glasses behind the bar they were sitting at.
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