Dean Martin

by ethnic on November 1, 2009

Birth Name: Dino Paul Crocetti

Date of Birth: June 7, 1917

Place of Birth: Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: December 25, 1995

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California

Ethnicity: Italian

Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and producer. He was part of the comedy duo Martin and Lewis, with Jerry Lewis.

Dean was the son of Angela (Barra) and Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti. His father was born in Montesilvano, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy. His mother was born in Fernwood, Ohio, to Italian parents, of Neapolitan and Sicilian background. His uncle was comic and actor Leonard Barr.

Dean had four children with his first wife, Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald; three children with his second wife, Orange Bowl queen Jeanne Biegger; and a daughter with his third wife, Catherine Hawn. Among his children with Jeanne was actor and singer Dean Paul Martin, who was married to actress Olivia Hussey.

Dean’s paternal grandparents were Giovanni Crocetti (the son of Giovanni Crocetti and Maria Crocetti) and Maria Focosa/Focusa.

Dean’s maternal grandfather was Domenico/Dominick Ned Barri/Barra (the son of Dominico Barra and Caterina). Dean’s great-grandfather Dominico was born in Lombardy, the son of Nicola Maria Barra and Maria Rosa Francesca Lacasale/loCasale.

Dean’s maternal grandmother was Mary Josephine Miriglia.

Sources: Genealogies of Dean Martin –

Genealogy of Dean Martin (focusing on his father’s side) –

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

follers September 14, 2017 at 12:06 am

Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

ethnic September 30, 2017 at 7:00 am

no sorry

savanna April 25, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Dean’s parents were Gaetano Crocetti and Angela (Barra).

“His father was from Abruzzo, Italy, and his mother was an Italian of part Neapolitan and part Sicilian ancestry.”

andrew June 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm

any sicilian heritage according to Wikipedia

andrew June 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm


andrew June 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

how do u pay for these sites?

ana August 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

He was gorgeous and very talented

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