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EVERYBODY LOVES DEAN … ALL THE TIME

Dean MartinAccording to Dean Martin …. “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.”  In Dean’s case … everybody loved Dean Martin …. all the time.

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.

Meet Patricia Booth-Julius: Sharing Her Memories of Dean Martin and So Much More!

This blog post gives me much pleasure, for several reasons.  One being that I am blessed to be sharing the spotlight with two other very classy, savvy, and a bit … ummm … unconventional ladies, at On The Grid, a Blog Talk Radio internet talk show.  Secondly, because the first two shows have been celebrated with wonderful reviews and huge support.  Thirdly, because the show coming up this Saturday, 15, 2011 at 10:00 am ET will be with singer/dancer/entertainer Patricia Booth-Julius (aka Patty Julius).  And fourthly, because I am privileged to know Patty personally and I know for a fact that she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  (And she is beautiful).  So, without further adieu …. please read below.

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Patricia Booth-Julius had performed over 32 different musical comedies and light operas before she ever left her home in St. Louis, Missouri, to find her career as an entertainer.

This came as no surprise to those close to Patricia. She started voice and dance lessons at the very early age of three, and received her Actors Equity Card when she joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera (“Muny”), while still in high school.

Her talent, drive, and determination at the “Muny” lead her to work with Broadway superstars like Ethel Merman, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Eddie Albert, Florence Henderson, and John Raitt. She has danced with Tommy Tune during an audition, and was not only immediately hired to perform with The Gene Kelly Show in Las Vegas; she performed a solo dance with the legendary Gene Kelly, as well.

Patricia went on to become one of the original “Golddiggers” on the Dean Martin Show. Then, while the show was on hiatus, she performed as the lead singer for the Folies Bergere at the famous Tropicana in Las Vegas. What was to be a summer job … became a two-year success story. She eventually returned to the Dean Martin Show as one of the “New Golddiggers.”

To date, Patricia hasn’t missed a step and is still performing … doing concerts, print work, and commercials.

Join Debbie Barth and Joyce Bagley  On The Grid Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at 10:00 am ET …. as Patricia talks about what it really takes to be successful as an entertainer, her own experiences … and her memories of Robert Goulet, Frank Sinatra (and more!) and of course, the very beloved, Dean Martin.

Join us in the chat room at www.blogtalkradio.com/onthegrid, or call in at 323-792-3071 to listen by phone or to speak with Patricia Booth-Julius, personally. On The Grid is, after all, where real life happens!