Here's what Dean Martin's Daughter Once Said about Her Father's Life and Alleged Alcohol Problem

We never really know everything about someone, let alone a famous person. However, many conclusions have been made about Dean Martin's life – and they were wrong.

Dino Paul Crocetti, more famously known as Dean Martin to the world, passed away from acute respiratory failure in the mid-nineties.

Dean started his career nearly eight decades ago and only stopped four years prior to his death. Although many years have passed, he still hasn't been forgotten.

The late Dean Martin. Source: Getty images/Global Images Ukraine

The late Dean Martin. Source: Getty images/Global Images Ukraine

One person that will never forget about him is his daughter Deana who loved her dad more than anything in this world. 

The singer revealed that she found out she wanted to be an entertainer ever since the first time she saw her father perform. She saw how entertained people were and she wanted to do the same thing.

As much as his father might've been loved by his fans, there were, and still are, a lot of people who believe he was just an alcoholic.

Dean Martin and his family. Source: Getty images/Global Images Ukraine

Dean Martin and his family. Source: Getty images/Global Images Ukraine

Admired by famous icons such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, he got the same amount of hatred and jealousy.

He was known to perform with a glass in his hand and people always assumed it was alcohol, when it was, in fact, just apple juice, according to his daughter.

 Dean Martin when he began an NBC show with Jerry Lewis. Photo: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine

Dean Martin when he began an NBC show with Jerry Lewis. Photo: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine

After everything he accomplished, Deana is saddened by the fact that to this very day people still believe that he had an alcohol problem, saying:

“I’m amazed when people come up to me after a show and say, ‘How could your dad do so much work when he was always drinking?’ My jaw drops. Because that was his gimmick! I guess he really was a good actor because people always thought that was true…

Nevertheless, she knows the truth and admires her dad more than anyone she's ever known. The way he sang looked like magic to her and he hypnotized everyone around him.

Dean Martin spending quality time with his children. Source: Getty images/Global Images Ukraine

Dean Martin spending quality time with his children. Source: Getty images/Global Images Ukraine

He was a strict father and his kids were always anxious to make him proud; at least, Deana did. She remembers him fondly, adding:

“I’m always thinking about dad, what he went through in his life and how the world has changed,” she said. “He was a sweet, generous man who would just get up and do his thing.”

The singer also shared another exclusive fact about her dad: he was claustrophobic. 

Because of this fear, whenever he went to a hotel they had to stay on the lower floors so he could take the stairs – he would never get inside an elevator.