History Music / DeanMartin

26th Sep '16 5:41:21 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BillingDisplacement: The actual star of ''My Friend Irma'' and its sequel was Marie Wilson, but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone these days who knows it as anything other than the movie Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis got their big break in.



* HoYay: He and many of his friends weren't shy about inserting blatant homoerotic subtext into their performances to the delight of audiences. He and Jerry Lewis frequently used this gag during their time as a double act. He also did a sketch with Frank Sinatra [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Nr_n_55yQ about the two of them being matched by a computer dating service]].



* 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.



* OneOfUs: He loved comic books and would send stagehands and production assistants out to buy the latest issues.



* ThrowItIn: He had it written into his contract that he wouldn't have to reshoot anything on his eponymous variety show, meaning that bloopers ''had'' to be left in for each episode to meet its allotted running time.
16th Sep '16 2:18:22 AM 06tele
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* TheAlcoholic: Subverted. Dean's whole schtick during the latter half of his career was that of an amiable drunk who missed cues, mispronounced words and hit on the nearest woman, but while he enjoyed a drink, it was an act.
16th Sep '16 2:13:36 AM 06tele
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* TheMafia: Had various encounters with them, friendly and otherwise, while touring with Lewis. Nick Tosches, in his biography of Martin, said that one of the reasons for Frank Sinatra's fascination with Dean was that, while he himself was awed by the Mafia and wanted to be like them, gangsters themselves tended to be awed by Dean and his quality of ''lontananza'' ("remoteness"), and wanted to be like him.

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* TheMafia: Had various encounters with them, friendly and otherwise, while touring with Lewis. Nick Tosches, in his biography of Martin, said that one of the reasons for Frank Sinatra's fascination with Dean was that, while he Sinatra himself was awed by the Mafia and wanted to be like them, gangsters themselves tended to be awed by Dean and his quality of ''lontananza'' ("remoteness"), and wanted to be like him.
16th Sep '16 2:11:41 AM 06tele
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He is the subject of one of the greatest of showbiz biographies, ''Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams'' by Nick Tosches.



* TheMafia: Had various encounters with them, friendly and otherwise, while touring with Lewis.

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* TheMafia: Had various encounters with them, friendly and otherwise, while touring with Lewis. Nick Tosches, in his biography of Martin, said that one of the reasons for Frank Sinatra's fascination with Dean was that, while he himself was awed by the Mafia and wanted to be like them, gangsters themselves tended to be awed by Dean and his quality of ''lontananza'' ("remoteness"), and wanted to be like him.
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''.



* RatPack
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.
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