Barbara Gail Martin: Where is Dean Martin’s daughter Now?

Barbara Gail Martin

Barbara Gail Martin (also known as Gail Martin) is the daughter of Dean Martin. Barbara Gail Martin’s father was an American singer, actor, and comedian. Nicknamed “The King of Cool”, he was one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin gained his career breakthrough together with comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin & Lewis, in 1946.

Barbara Gail Martin: Bio Summary

Name Barbara Gail Martin
Other names Gail Martin
Famous as daughter of Dean Martin
Date of Birth April 11, 1945
BirthplaceUnited States of America
Age (as in 2021)79 years old as of 2024
Zodiac SignAries
Parents Dean Martin – Father
  Elizabeth Anne McDonald – Mother
Siblings Claudia Martin, Craig Martin, Sasha Martin, 
Gina Martin, Deana Martin, Ricci Martin, Dean Paul Martin

Who is Dean Martin’s daughter?

Barbara Gail Martin was born on  April 11, 1945, in the United States of America. She is the daughter of legendary entertainer Dean Martin and his first wife, Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald. As of 2024, she is 79 years old. Barbara is not the only child of her parents. She has 3 biological siblings. They are Craig Martin (born 1942) Claudia Martin (March 16, 1944 – February 16, 2001), and Deana Martin (born 1948). She has three half-siblings- Sasha Martin, 
Gina Martin, Ricci Martin, and Dean Paul Martin.

Barbara Gail Martin’s parents, Martin and McDonald married in 1941. How did the two love birds meet? The couple has not given any information related to the circumstances under which they met, fell in love, and got married. However, their marriage took place in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and, loved ones.

Though they looked like a perfect couple from the beginning, things got sour along the way as Martin and McDonald divorced in 1949, and Dean gained custody of their children. Betty lived out her life in relative obscurity in San Francisco, California until she died in 1989.

Gail Martin was a singer

According to her IMDB profile, she Followed in the footsteps of her famous father, Barbara also sang in Las Vegas and on many TV shows including his, co-hosting his summer replacement series on NBC. Although she didn’t act much, Dean’s third daughter made many appearances throughout the years, including on The Hollywood Palace, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Pat Boone in Hollywood, and more.

Where is Dean Martin’s daughter Now?

According to reports, Gail tied the knot in 1968, but it’s unclear who she exchanged her vows with. As far as other personal information, there’s not much out there about Gail as she has been living a very private life away from the cameras of Hollywood.

ALSO, READ; Elizabeth Anne McDonald, Dean Martin’s ex-wife

After her parents called their marriage a quit, Barbara’s father next married Dorothy Jean “Jeanne” Biegger (March 27, 1927 – August 24, 2016), a former Orange Bowl queen from Coral Gables, Florida. Their marriage lasted 24 years (1949–1973) and produced three children:

  • Dean Paul Martin (November 17, 1951 – March 21, 1987).
  • Ricci Martin (September 20, 1953 – August 3, 2016).
  • Gina Martin (born 1956).

ALSO, READ; Jeanne Biegger- What happened to Dean Martin’s ex-wife?

Barbara Gail Martin’s father, Dean last wed Catherine Hawn (born 1947), a union which lasted three years before Martin initiated divorce proceedings. They had no biological children of their own but Martin adopted Hawn’s daughter, Sasha. After their divorce, Martin had a brief relationship with model and longtime friend Pat Sheehan.

Barbara Gail Martin’s father was more than just his singing and acting skills. The iconic entertainer was the loving father of his eight kids. Although Dean’s late children, Claudia, Dean, and Ricci, are no longer around, his legacy lives on in Craig, Gail, Deana, Gina, and Sasha.

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