Dean Martin became one of the most prominent voices in the entertainment industry during the mid 20th century, beginning with his time in the Rat Pack. His life was truly incredible, from his time with the group to his solo career that included hosting his own show. His daughter Deana opened up about her late father, giving us a glimpse into his personal life. Here’s the incredible life of Dean Martin.
The Rat Pack
During the 1950’s, Martin rose to fame alongside legends like Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and Sammy Davis Jr., who were collectively known as the Rat Pack. The often frequented the Las Vegas Strip and spend time drinking and having a good time together.
Lauren Bacall Named Them
One evening, the group all attended Humphrey Bogart’s home, where actress Lauren Bacall, Bogart’s wife, opened the door and took a look at the gang. She looked them up and down and said they look like a “rat pack,” thus the group’s nickname was born.