Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor and comedian. He was one of the best known musical artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Martin’s hit singles included “Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s Amore”, “Everybody Loves Somebody”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Volare” and “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head?” One of the famous members of “The Rat Pack”, he was a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage, recordings, motion pictures, and television.
Dean Martin has since become a pop culture icon for his womanizing ways, his trademark charm, and his drinking and alleged alcoholism. He was much respected wherever he went, and became a sort of unofficial ambassador to the Italian-American community.
Deano presents an interesting case study in poor geneology records at Family Search. Although you have to give people credit for listing his records under his correct Italian name, what is more interesting is the sealing record. It lists a sealing to a Mrs. Dino Paul Crocetti, and lists the date of the marriage as <1950>. This would seem to indicate Jeanne Biegger Martin, the second of Dean’s 3 wives, although they were married in 1949 rather than 1950. Also, lacking in her records are an accurate birthday (listed as ‘about 1917, Steubenvile, OH), using Dean’s birth date and place instead and making her 10 years older than she is. Also interesting is that Jeanne is still alive, so one wonders why her sealing is being done by proxy, or at all, since by all accounts, she is not Mormon. It seems that the wishes of family, or even the details of their lives are unimportant to members performing vanity ordinances.
Dino Paul Crocetti
07 JUN 1917 Steubenvile, , , Ohio
25 DEC 1995
23 OCT 1997 PROVO
20 FEB 1998 PROVO
15 OCT 1998 OAKLA
26 AUG 1998 PROVO
Sealing to Spouse:
10 JAN 1998 PROVO Mrs Dino Paul Crocetti
Spouse: Mrs Dino Paul Crocetti
< 1950> , , California