Dean Martin Rat Pack Painting Art Canvas Poster Print
The unique print on Rolled canvas is signed by the artist
There is a 1-2 inch white border around image on all canvas to allow framing without the need for matting.
Stretch Framed Art will have black border that wraps around side.
Dean Martin - American Actor, Singer - 1917-1995
in Steubenville, Ohio, on June 7, 1917, to Italian immigrants, Dean
Martin entered the nightclub circuit and landed a contract with MCA to
sing in New York City. There he met Jerry Lewis and they started a
long-running comedy partnership on radio, television and film. The team
split in 1956, and Martin joined the Rat Pack—also including Frank
Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford—in Las Vegas
stage shows and on film. Martin died on December 25, 1995, in Beverly
and singer Dean Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville,
Ohio on June 7, 1917. Martin was the youngest of two sons, the oldest
being Bill Crocetti, born to Italian immigrants. He attended Grant
Elementary School in Steubenville, Ohio, and took up the drums as a
hobby as a teenager.
After dropping out of Steubenville High
School in the 10h grade, Martin worked odd jobs, including a part-time
job as an amateur welterweight boxer under the name "Kid Crochet."
Martin also dabbled in illegal activities, including driving liquor
across state lines during prohibition, selling lottery tickets, acting
as a bookie and working as a card dealer and croupier in local gambling
began his show business career at age 17, singing in Ohio nightclubs
near his hometown. During a stint with the Ernie McKay band, he was
noticed by Cleveland bandleader Sammy Watkins, who hired him as the
band's featured vocalist. He began touring with Watkins in 1938, and in
1940, changed his name to Dean Martin.
In September 1943, Martin
signed an exclusive contract with MCA to sing at the Riobamba Room in
New York, and in 1944, he was given his own 15-minute radio program
entitled Songs by Dean Martin, which was broadcast from New York City. In 1946, he signed a contract and recorded four songs with Diamond Records.
was around this time that Martin began performing in Las Vegas with a
group of close friends who were members of the legendary Hollywood
clique known as the Rat Pack. The group, which included Martin, Frank
Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, epitomized the
highlife, booze, women and the bright lights of Vegas, but soon branched
out from Vegas to the movies. The Rat Pack starred as an ensemble cast
in the caper film Ocean's Eleven (1960), followed by Sergeants Three (1962) and Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964).
Martin appeared in a total of 51 films in his lifetime, including Some Came Running (1958) with Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra, Bells Are Ringing (1960) with Judy Holliday, Rio Bravo (1959) with John Wayne, Toys in the Attic, (1963), Airport (1970), Cannonball Run (1981) and Cannonball Run II (1984)