History Music / DeanMartin

25th Feb '17 7:33:35 PM nombretomado
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During the Rat Pack years and subsequently, Dino was rarely seen without a lowball glass (his VanityLicensePlate read "DRUNKY"). Most (but not all) of the time though, he was drinking apple juice. Likewise, while his best friend, FrankSinatra, caroused and tomcatted, Dino went home every night to his wife, Jeanne. When they divorced in 1973, she said simply, "He was home every night."

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During the Rat Pack years and subsequently, Dino was rarely seen without a lowball glass (his VanityLicensePlate read "DRUNKY"). Most (but not all) of the time though, he was drinking apple juice. Likewise, while his best friend, FrankSinatra, Music/FrankSinatra, caroused and tomcatted, Dino went home every night to his wife, Jeanne. When they divorced in 1973, she said simply, "He was home every night."



* TheLancer: To whatever character FrankSinatra was playing when they appeared in a film together.

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* TheLancer: To whatever character FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra was playing when they appeared in a film together.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: His most important connection was probably FrankSinatra.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: His most important connection was probably FrankSinatra.Music/FrankSinatra.
13th Jan '17 2:41:42 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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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 out of his teens ''and'' had a rather troubled past. On one occasion, sitting at a bar, he threw an anti-semitic mobster's mook across it and into the shelf of glasses behind: the mook had demanded to know of Martin what he was doing teaming up with a Jew.

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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 out of his teens ''and'' had a rather troubled past. On one occasion, sitting at a bar, he threw an anti-semitic anti-Semitic mobster's mook across it and into the shelf of glasses behind: the mook had demanded to know of Martin what he was doing teaming up with a Jew.
13th Jan '17 2:39:43 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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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 ''Film/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 ''Film/RioBravo'' (1959). He then followed those up with the memorable ''Film/{{Oceans 11}}'' in 1960.
11th Dec '16 5:11:15 AM Xtifr
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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 Creator/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''' Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 -- December 25, 1995; born ''Dino Paul Crocetti'') was a singer, actor, comedian, vice-president of the Creator/RatPack, and the epitome of cool. He didn't have to invoke the [[RuleOfCool rule]]; he was just ''cool''.
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.
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