Dean Martin was not born artist. His journey was quite long before discovering his true talent and passion. He did many jobs, worked in a steel mill and as welterweight boxer, till he started singing in New York. Then he moved into acting together Jerry Lewis, but he did not abandon singing and in parallel with the help of Frank Sinatra formed the Rat Pack. This is the time when Dean started shaping and strengthening his unique image and style to then completely let it flourish with The Dean Martin Show.
Dean Martin life was not just about work, but it was full of fulfilling personal relationships and other passions. He did marry three times and had eight children across all the marriages (Sasha being adopted from wife Hawn). He nurtured great long-lasting friendships with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and many others. And he had many passions such as playing golf with friends.
Finally, he was the King of Cool, but what does it mean? It means he had an effortless charisma. His self-assurance, smooth charm, naturally controlled style and warm voice combined together made him the true King of Cool. He was a magnet in any situation and environment for both women and men. Appreciated across geographies and cultures, his music, shows and movies became successful everywhere. He was an inspiration and aspiration for many (and still is for some).
Dean Martin Daring Elegant style
Everybody discovers, shapes and enhances his own style only over time. This was the case also for Dean Martin. Probably it was in his inherited Italian genes or maybe thanks also to the influence of people such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., Dean developed an incredible, unique and very elegant style.