Caption: Dean Martin and Bob Newhart, c. 1976.
Born: June 7, 1917
Star sign: Gemini
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Known for: The Dean Martin Show (1965), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950), Goodfellas (1990), The Big Lebowski (1998)
If there had to be an image for cool, the man to fit it would be Dean Martin. Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, to Angela (Barra) and Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, a barber. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother was of Italian descent. He spoke only Italian until age five. Martin came up the hard way, with such ...