The King of Cool Himself, Dean Martin


Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. Nicknamed the “King of Cool”, he was one of the members of the “Rat Pack” and a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage/night clubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television.

Martin was diagnosed with lung cancer at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in September 1993, and in early 1995 retired from public life. He died of acute respiratory failure resulting from emphysema at his Beverly Hills home on Christmas morning 1995, at age 78. The lights of the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed in his honor.

My dad had a TON of Dino’s albums:

Everybody Loves Somebody

This is Dean Martin

Dean Martin Hits Again

The Hit Sound of Dean Martin

Sleep Warm (with Frank Sinatra)

Somewhere There’s a Someone

Houston

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