I represent the first generation who, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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Thursday, December 25, 2014
Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Dean Martin
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"a little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.
December 25, 1995
Actor and singer Dean Martin dies at the
age of 78.
was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1917. After working as a
prizefighter and a steelworker, Martin started a nightclub act. In 1946, he
teamed up with comedian Jerry Lewis, and they became one of the most successful
comedy duos of all time. A hit with live audiences and on television, Lewis and
Martin made 16 movies together over 10 years, starting with My Friend Irma
in 1949. After the duo split up, Martin launched his own TV variety show, which
ran from 1965 to 1974. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Martin teamed up with
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop to perform in
Las Vegas. The group, known as the Rat Pack, made several movies together in
the early 1960s, including Ocean's Eleven (1960), Sergeants Three
(1962), and Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964).