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Dean Martin was born Dino Crocetti in Ohio in 1917. He was an amateur boxer before he became a successful singer. He was known for being a singer identified with the "Rat Pat" along with Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. He had his own successful variety show as well called, "The Dean Martin Show"; the show ran 9 years, from 1965 to 1974; he died on December 25, 1995.