Delmanor Northtown residents devoted a fun filled afternoon to celebrate and honor the legendary Dean Martin on what would have been his 100th birthday year.
Born Dino Crocetti from Ohio, Dean had a variety of careers throughout his lifetime. He worked as a blackjack dealer, delivered bootleg liquor, and worked in a steel mill. Dean also went into the boxing ring winning a few bouts and earning himself a broken nose. The people he met through boxing put him in contact with club owners, resulting in his first musical bookings.
Dean then met up with the Rat Pack members, Bing Crosby & Sammy Davis Jr. He met Frank Sinatra in New York and then paired up with comedian Jerry Lewis. Mr. Martin had a string of hit movies, television appearances, starred in his own “The Dean Martin Show” and rose to become one of the top male vocalists.
The Northtown residents enjoyed this wonderful evening of music and dancing to the classic tunes of the man, with Italian flair, that captivated his audiences with his easy smile and unstoppable cool.