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Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Tribute Concert featuring a Senior Wellness Expo

The City of Apopka Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Life Publications are hosting a free Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Tribute Concert for seniors at the Fran Carlton Center. This event also includes a free senior wellness expo and light refreshments. Presented By: Senior Life Publications and City of...
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Betty White’s Dean Martin Celebrity Roast Will Stream Later This Month. Amidst looking up several various clips and stories of the legendary Betty White, you might have noted that she was the honored guest of a Dean Martin Celebrity Roast. That was back in time (the seventies) where roasts were actually honoring people with friends rather than being a dressed up excuse to have very good comedians be mean to celebrities that have become popular enough to inspire a significant percentage of haters.

Check out Joe Pesci's short-lived mid-1980s NBC detective dramedy Half Nelson, featuring Dean Martin as himself

The opening credits for Half Nelson were passed around on Twitter this week. Created by Quincy M.E. co-creators Glen A. Larson and Lou Shaw, Half Nelson lasted for nine episodes as an NBC midseason replacement in spring 1985. Pesci played Rocky Nelson, a former New York City cop who moved to Beverly Hills, where he got a job at a private security service for the rich and famous. His co-stars included Victoria Jackson, Gary Grubbs, retired pro football players Fred Williamson, Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus, plus Dean Martin as himself. Half Nelson was a rare disappointment for Larson, who was responsbile for legendary shows such as Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, The Fall Guy and Buck Rogers and the 25th Century.

Song of the Day: Dean Martin, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”

Dean Martin is recruited by Santa and Mrs. Claus to handle Christmas duties while they sneak off for a tropical vacation in the hilarious new video for “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” The iconic vocalist recorded this take on Irving Berlin’s wintry favorite in 1959. This new video features Martin brought to life through an ingenious mix of photo collages and 1960s-era animation. Watch it via the player below.

UMe releases Christmas videos feat Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, others

Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5 and others receive first-ever holiday videos. This holiday season, UMe has once again teamed up with legendary artists and estates to create official animated videos for some of the most beloved holiday songs in the Christmas canon from the likes of Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, The Jackson 5, Jimmy Durante, Marvin Gaye, and Nat King Cole. Most of the animated videos were produced by Fantoons Animation Studios, with Ella Fitzgerald’s “Sleigh Ride” created by the team at Pixel Park; The Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” animated by Troy Browne and Chaz Bottoms, with puppets created by Adam Kreutinger and operated by puppeteers Alex Griffin and Jayden Libran; and Marvin Gaye’s “I Want To Come Home For Christmas” directed by Tim Fox and animated by Daniel Crossan. The videos span a variety of styles and themes and feature animators from all over the world putting their unique spin on the holidays.

Dean Martin: The King of Cool: A Tender Examination with Minor Revelations

If I’m to be perfectly honest, when I think of “The King of Cool,” my mind immediately goes to Steven McQueen. However, after watching Tom Donahue‘s new documentary on Dean Martin, it’s easy to see why everybody’s favorite singer-comedian-actor-Rat Packer is up for the crown. He had that certain je ne sais quoi. If it could be bottled, people would be rushing to buy it. Dean Martin was just that beloved.

‘Dean Martin: King of Cool’ Review: Not Giving A Damn Has A Price [Doc NYC]

Defining cool is as hopeless as explaining what makes a joke funny. That doesn’t stop Tom Donohue from trying anyway in his (arguably deeply uncool TMC-bound) documentary “Dean Martin: King of Cool.” A cavalcade of colleagues and friends, along with a motley string of celebrity fans (Jon Hamm, RZA), do their best to figure out what about the awkward Italian kid from Steubenville, Ohio helped him embody (as one writer puts it) “all-American cool” during that postwar period when nightclub hip briefly went mainstream. Was it the effortlessly smooth singing voice, the wary vulnerability of his dramatic acting, the delicately cocked cigarette and snappy suits, his athletic dancer’s grace, or his confident stage spontaneity that let him goof off with other cool cats while never losing control? The answer appears to be all the above, alongside a not-inconsiderable self-isolating streak.
New York Post

Why Dean Martin refused to attend JFK’s 1961 inauguration

The Rat Pack‘s bond was just as strong off the screen as it was on. Dean Martin was invited to attend the 1961 inauguration of John F. Kennedy; however, not all members of the famed entertainment quintette were asked to come, director Tom Donahue and Martin’s daughter Deana Martin told Fox News.

Kings Of Cool: Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr's relationship explored

Dean Martin: King Of Cool, Tom Donahue’s new documentary celebrating the “ultra-laidback, ultra-elusive” crooner-cum-comedian Dean Martin airs today (November 19) on Turner Classic Movies, having premiered five days ago at DOC NYC. The doc explores, among other things, Dean Martin’s relationship with fellow Rat Pack star Sammy Davis Jr – what do we know about their friendship and each of their families?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jon Hamm takes part in Dean Martin documentary

STL jazz legend Miles Davis cemented the word in our vocabulary in 1957, with his "Birth of the Cool" album. And now, a documentary making its debut Friday — featuring STL's No. 1 celeb Jon Hamm — gives the royal title to a deserving recipient:. "Dean Martin: King of Cool"

‘Dean Martin: King of Cool’: Film Review | DOC NYC 2021

A crooner of hits, an accomplished film actor, a longtime TV host and a comedy straight man extraordinaire — Dean Martin made it all look exceptionally easy. For friends and family alike, to love Martin was easy; to really know him was another matter. That dichotomy drives Tom Donahue’s affectionate and incisive documentary portrait of the fabulously famous and intensely private star. The film’s new interviews encompass a who’s who of postwar American showbiz — making it a perfect fit for TCM, where it will air Nov. 19, a few days after its DOC NYC premiere. Scholars and authors weigh in,...