Nicknamed as “The King of Cool”, Dean Martin had done many endeavours in his career. He is an actor, singer, producer, and comedian. He successfully teamed up with Jerry Lewis for “Martin and Lewis”. Some of his popular songs were “Sway”, “That’s Amore”, “Memories Are Made of This”, and “Volare”. He has also acted in television. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Dean Martin in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Dean Martin was born as Dino Paul Crocetti in 1917. His father Gaetano Crocetti was an Italian and used to work as a barber. His mother Angela Crocetti gave birth to him in the city of Steubenville. He also had a brother named William, who died in 1968. He is fluent in the Italian language called Abruzzese.
Martin went to Steubenville High School and dropped out in his tenth grade. He was a boxer at the age of 15. He was a heavy smoker an in 1993, the performer was diagnosed with lung cancer. He retired in 1995 and in the same year, he died after having an acute respiratory failure. He was 78 at the time of his death.
In 1941, Dean Martin married Elizabeth Anne McDonald. They were the parents of Craig, Claudia, Gail, and Deana. They divorced in 1949. The actor soon found love in Jeanne Biegger. However, they divorced in 1973. They had three children named Dean Paul, Ricci, and Gina. He then married Catherine Hawn, but it lasted for only three years. He had a total of eight children.
Career, Award & Nominations
Dean Martin used to team up with Jerry Lewis and the dup popularly were dubbed as “Martin and Lewis”. In 1946, he was seen in a short movie. He acted in films in the 1950s like ‘Rio Bravo’, ‘Career’, ‘Living It Up’, and ‘Jumping Jacks’. In 1960, Martin was seen as Michael Haney in ‘Who Was That Lady?’. For this role, he got nominated for the Golden Globes. Some of his other films were, ‘Airport’, ‘The Cannonball Run’. ‘5 Card Stud’, ‘The Wrecking Crew’, and ‘Texas Across the River’.
In television, Martin was seen in ‘The Colgate Comedy Hour’ from 1950 to 1955. He successfully hosted ‘The Dean Martin Show’ from 1965 to 1974. This has also him a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best TV Star’. Following that, he hosted ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast’ from 1974 to 1984. His other television credits include ‘Vega$’, ‘Lucy Gets Lucky’, ‘Movin’ with Nancy’, and ‘The Jack Benny Program’.
On the musical front, Dean Martin released his debut album ‘Dean Martin Sings’ in 1953. He has released a total of 33 studio albums and 30 compilation albums. He has also released a total of 108 singles and three live albums. His albums include ‘Dino: Italian Love Songs’, ‘Dino Latino’, ‘Dream with Dean’, ‘The Door Is Still Open to My Heart’, ‘Houston’, ‘Dean Martin Hits Again’, ‘Gentle on my Mind’, ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, and ‘Icon’.
Net Worth & Earnings
What would be the net worth of a person who has released a number of albums in his career? You might really wonder how much has he earned in his life as an actor and singer. He has successfully appeared in many classic films and went on to amass a net worth of over $40 million. He has also made donations and had got many properties. He has left a legacy for all the music lovers and made good money in his lifetime.
People in the entertainment industry have missed Dean Martin for over two decades. But we still watch his movies and listen to his songs. His songs have appeared in many movies and many popular artists continue to pay tributes to him even on this day.