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, U.S.
Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]
Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and producer. He was part of the comedy duo Martin and Lewis, with Jerry Lewis. He was also known as Dino Martini.
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 grandfather was Giovanni Crocetti (the son of Giovanni Crocetti and Maria Crocetti).
Dean’s paternal grandmother was named Maria Focosa/Focusa.
Dean’s maternal grandfather was named 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 named Mary Josephine Miriglia.
Sources: Genealogies of Dean Martin – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Dean Martin (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Change to “Italian (including Sicilian)” please :)
Why? He did not have roots from Sicily, as far as we know.
It says above: “His mother was born in Fernwood, Ohio, to Italian parents, of Neapolitan and Sicilian background.”
Ethnic, is there a picture, please?
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.”
any sicilian heritage according to Wikipedia
how do u pay for these sites?
He was gorgeous and very talented