Dean Martin

Dean Martin

About Dean Martin

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 - December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th Century, Martin was nicknamed the 'King of Cool' due to his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. A member of the 'Rat Pack,' Martin was a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage/night clubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television. Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles including his signature songs 'Memories Are Made of This', 'That's Amore', 'Everybody Loves Somebody', 'You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You', 'Sway', 'Volare' and 'Ain't That a Kick in the Head?'. Martin was born in Steubenville, Ohio, to Italian parents, Gaetano and Angela Crocetti (ne Barra). His father was from Montesilvano, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy, and his mother was of Neapolitan and Sicilian ancestry.