I had so much fun talking with Neil Daniels (Former NBC Network VP Liaison, at NBC) and former Gold Digger, Patty Booth-Julius, at On The Grid Internet talk Radio, recently.
I didn’t know that Dean had quit school in the 10th grade, and that he had an array of jobs before the age of 16. He had been a shoe-shine boy, a store clerk, and a steel worker, among other things. He had sold illegal lottery tickets, and illegal liquor, and had been an amateur boxer.
He was also as funny, if not funnier … during the run-through of his show (he never rehearsed), as he was on stage. And, surprisingly enough, considering Dean’s early background, and being in the entertainment business … he never used profanity in front of his Golddiggers. He was always the perfect gentleman. (According to Patty Booth-Julius.)
Dean left us on Christmas Day, 1995, but he left behind a legacy of work that would make him one of the most beloved entertainers in the world … forever.
In my opinion, Dean Martin will always be the classiest act in the entertainment world … bar none.
I’ve been listening to Dean’s songs a lot recently. He still makes me swoon when he croons. And, I am now a proud member of the Dean Martin Fan Center. I don’t think that Dean really left his fans that Christmas in 1995. Just watch one of his movies or videos of past shows, or listen to one of his songs … and you feel like he’s in the room with you … smiling back at you.
“Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime” belongs only to Dean Martin. And without doubt …in Dean’s case … everybody loved Dean Martin …. all the time.