Dean Martin Children: Meet The 8 Children Of Dean Martin

Dean Martin Children

Who are Dean Martin’s children?

Dean Martin is a singer, actor, and comedian. Dean is a father of eight children. Sadly, Dean Martin has passed away on December 25, 1995, at age 78, in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. He died of acute respiratory failure resulting from emphysema.

Dean Martin: Bio Summary

NameDean Martin
Date of birth June 7, 1917
BirthplaceSteubenville, Ohio, U.S.
DeathDecember 25, 1995
SpouseBetty McDonald (m. 1941; div. 1949), Jeanne Biegger (m. 1949; div. 1973), Catherine Hawn (m. 1973; div. 1976)
ChildrenClaudia Martin, Craig Martin, Sasha Martin, Gina Martin, Deana Martin, Ricci Martin, Dean Paul Martin, and Barbara Gail Martin
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, comedian

Early Life

Dino Paul Crocetti is his birth name but he was mostly known as Dean Martin. Dean Martin commemorates his birthday once every year on June 7. He was born in the year 1917. Dean is from Steubenville, Ohio, U.S. He is of Italian descent.

Dean Martin was born to Italian immigrants. His mother is Angela Crocetti, an Italian-American. His father is Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, an Italian who worked as a barber. He has an older brother named Guglielmo “William” Antonio Crocetti.

Dean Martin schooled in Grant Elementary School in Steubenville, where he played the drums as a hobby but he couldn’t complete it. He dropped out of school in the tenth grade claiming he was smarter than his teachers.


Dean Martin initially did some odd jobs after dropping out of Steubenville High School. He bootlegged liquor, worked in a steel mill, served as a croupier at a speakeasy and a blackjack dealer, and was a welterweight boxer, under the name “Kid Crochet.”

Dean Martin is now a singer, actor, and comedian considered one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. He was nicknamed “The King of Cool”.

Dean Martin got a contract with MCA to sing in New York City, where he met Jerry Lewis and they started a long-running comedy partnership on radio, television, and film. Dean and comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin and Lewis, in 1946. They performed in nightclubs and appeared on radio, television, and in films.

The team of Dean Martin and Jerry split in 1956. After the separation, Dean became a member of the Rat Pack, which include Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford, in Las Vegas stage shows and on film.

The Rat Pack starred as an ensemble cast in the caper film Ocean’s Eleven (1960), followed by Sergeants Three (1962) and Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964).

Dean Martin was featured in 51 films in his career. Some of the films he was in were Some Came Running (1958) with Shirley MacLaine and Sinatra, Bells Are Ringing (1960) with Judy Holliday, Rio Bravo (1959) with John Wayne, Toys in the Attic, (1963), Airport (1970), Cannonball Run (1981) and Cannonball Run II (1984).

Meet Dean Martin Children

Dean Martin got married three times. He married Elizabeth Anne McDonald, married his second wife, Jeanne Biegger, and then married Catherine Mae Hawn. He is the father of 8 children.

Dean Paul Martin

Dean Martin and Jeanne Biegger are the parents of Dean Paul Martin. Dean Paul was born Dino Paul Crocetti Jr, on November 17, 1951, in Santa Monica, California, U.S. He was the fifth of Dean Martin’s eight children and the elderly son of his mother, Jeanne.

Dean Paul was an American pop singer, film and television actor, and a member of the California Air National Guard. Unfortunately, he died in a crash during a military training flight on March 21, 1987. He died at age 35 in San Gorgonio Mountain, California, U.S.

Dean Paul and actress Olivia Hussey got married and share a child named Alexander. They later divorced. He also married Olympic gold medalist ice skater Dorothy Hamill and they also divorced. He dated Candice Bergen and Tina Sinatra.

Deana Martin

Deana Martin is the daughter of Dean Martin and his first wife, Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald. Deana is a singer and actress. She was born in 1948 but her actual date of birth is uncertain. She was born in Manhattan, New York, U.S

Deana Martin made her television debut in 1966 on The Dean Martin Show. She appeared on A&E Biography, Access Hollywood, CBS Sunday Morning, Country Music Television, E! Entertainment Television, Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, etc.

Deana Martin recorded songs like “Girl of the Month Club”, ” When He Remembers Me”, “Baby I See You”, and “The Bottom of My Mind”. She married to film and music producer John Griffeth and they renewed their vows in 2015.

Ricci Martin

Ricci Martin was born on September 20, 1953, in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. Ricci’s parents are Dean Martin and Jeanne Biegger. Ricci was an American musician and singer. He foundered his band named, The Pack.

Ricci Martin had an album, Beached in collaboration with The Beach Boys member Carl Wilson. He joined the trio, Ricci, Desi & Billy; a latter-day version of Dino, Desi & Billy. He was a performer in the show His Son Remembers: Dean Martin’s Music and More.

Ricci Martin was the father of three daughters: Pepper, Montana, and Rio. He died on August 3, 2016, at age 62, of an undisclosed cause.

Gina Martin Wilson

Gina Martin Wilson was born Gina Caroline Martin on December 20, 1956, in Los Angeles, California. She is the child of Dean Martin and Jeanne Biegger. Gina is an American actress, known for Action Family (1987) and The Dean Martin Show (1965).

Gina married Carl Wilson an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys.

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Craig Martin

Stephen Craig Martin is also part of the eight children of Dean Martin. His mother is Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald. Stephen was born on June 29, 1942, in Los Angeles, California

Stephen worked as a Television producer and production manager. His credited works include Sha Na Na (1977), A Family Thing (1968), and The Dean Martin Show (1965). He was married to his wife, Carole Costello.

Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin was March 16, 1944, in Ridley Park, PA, but spent her childhood in southern California. Her parents are Dean Martin and Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald. Claudia is an actress by profession.

Claudia Martin was in television programs such as The Donna Reed Show (1958) and My Three Sons (1960) and appeared in some other films. She had a daughter, Jesse, with the late Kiel Martin, a star on the television series, Hill Street Blues. From 1978 until she died in 2001, she was married to her husband, Jim Roberts.

Barbara Gail Martin

Barbara Gail Martin was born to Dean Martin and Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald. Her date of birth is April 11, 1945. She sang in Las Vegas and on other TV shows. She didn’t act much but made appeared in The Hollywood Palace, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Pat Boone in Hollywood, and others.

Sasha Martin

Sasha Martin is an actress, known for Private Parts (1997) and Guiding Light (1952). She is the daughter of Catherine Hawn and Dean Martin.

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