‘The King of Cool’ Dean Martin’s Daughter Who Still Misses Her Dad Shares Cute Family Photo in Swimming Pool
Deana Martin grew up having "The King of Cool" as her dad. Now an adult, she carries on his legacy but makes sure to enjoy the sunshine with family as seen in a recent swimming pool snap.
Having a famous star as a dad who also happened to be a devoted family man; Deana Martin got the best of both worlds with Dean Martin, who gave her the fondest of memories.
From the way that he would interrupt his social interactions to tend to the needs of his family to the way that he made special occasions feel for Deana, he was an incredible father. His legacy Deana is working hard to treasure.
Dean Martin (Left) and Deana Martin (Right) | Photo: Getty Images
For many of the famous fathers in Hollywood today, family life is precious because there is so little of it to go around. However, for the famous fathers of the 50s, it was a little different. Family time when you are famous is a hot commodity in any era.
Dean Martin was the father of eight children and always made sure that he had time to spend with his family and feel loved and seen each of his children. Deana has said that some of her favorite memories are those that she shares with her father.
Dean Martin with wife and kids, 1966 | Photo: Getty Images
Even though Dean Martin’s life was nothing but normal, he strived to give his children a normal upbringing. Deana has said that Dean encouraged his children to treat other people in the way they wanted to be treated.
Deana has also revealed that while Dean did go on the road, he wasn’t often away from home because he loved being around his family. She has also said that they could set the clock by Dean because he always walked through the backdoor at the same time each evening.
At the age of seventeen, Dean Martin began his career by singing in nightclubs in Ohio, near Steubenville’s hometown. His name was Dino Crocetti, but when he was made the featured vocalist of the Ernie McKay band, he changed it to Dean Martin.
Dean Martin on the set of "The Dean Martin Show" circa 1970 | Photo: Getty Images
He traveled with the band for a while before he met Jerry Lewis and made his television debut. After that, he skyrocketed to fame with roles in the Rat Pack and then “The Dean Martin Show.”
He had an incredible career and was a goofy character that everybody loved. Still, it was his love for his family and his dedication to spending time with his children that endeared people to him even more.
Deana is one of eight children but has been the most vocal of any children following her father’s death. She has spoken many times about her father’s career and his willingness to spend time with them despite what he was doing that day.
The daughter of the star has been asked many times which of her memories with her father is her favorite, and each time she has been hardpressed to choose just one memory. However, she has often said that her memories of her father during the festive season are her favorites.
Deana has said that Dean has a deep love for golf and would often tell the family that the only reason he worked was to pay for his children and play golf. She has also said that she loved and admired her father deeply.
Dean and Deana Martin, 1965 | Photo: Getty Images
Since her father’s death, Deana has turned to music to connect with her father and says that when she is singing is when she feels closest to her father. She has sung many of her father’s songs with new melodies, which are heartfelt and sweet.
Deana is proud of her father and works hard each day to keep his legacy alive. She is one of Dean Martin’s children that is a testament to what a wonderful father and family man the star was.
Dean Martin was said to have worked hard each year to ensure that the holidays were a special and magical time for each of his eight children. He would trim the tree with them and add decorations to the rest of the house with the family.
Dean Martin circa 1965 | Photo: Getty Images
However, Martin tragically passed away on Christmas Day of 1995 of acute respiratory failure. While it was a tragic loss and a terrible time of year to lose a father, his legacy lived on, and Deana says that anytime she listens to her father’s Christmas songs, she feels like he is right there.
Although Dean Martin passed away a long time ago, his fans remember him fondly by listening to his old music in much the same way that his family remembers him by doing the same.