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Dean Martin

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin

Full Name: Dino Paul Crocetti
Profession: Actor, Comedian and Singer

United States of America

Why Famous: Martin, who in 1946 broke into the limelight alongside Jerry Lewis in 'Martin & Lewis,' has been a leading name among 20th century American entertainers—during which he was nicknamed, 'The King of Cool.'

He is also an established singer, who was for a while one of the most popular acts in Las Vegas. Martin, together with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., was part of the 'Rat Pack'—a star-studded set of Vegas performers.

He was also host of 'The Dean Martin Show,' a variety show in which he further demonstrated his musical and comedic talents.

Born: June 7, 1917
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: December 25, 1995 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Throat cancer

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