TV

DEAN MARTIN SHOW

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 THE TV PORTION OF DEAN'S CAREER IS THE MOST DIFFICULT SUBJECT TO TACKLE. IT IS, BY FAR, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MEDIUM DEAN HAD TO DISPLAY HIS MANY TALENTS. HE WAS ABLE TO SING, DANCE, BE FUNNY, ACT, AND CONVEY THAT AURA ONLY HE POSSESSED.

 

 OF COURSE THE MOST REVERED TELEVISION ENTITY WAS DEAN'S WEEKLY VARIETY SERIES "THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW" ON THE NBC NETWORK

 THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW FIRST PREMIERED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1965 AND CONTINUED THROUGH NINE SEASONS OFTEN PLACING IN THE TOP TEN IN RATINGS. THROUGHOUT ITS RUN, THE FORMATS CHANGED WITH THE GROWING TIMES. IN ITS LATER YEARS IT BECAME KNOWN AS "THE DEAN MARTIN COMEDY HOUR" AND HAD INTRODUCED A NEW SEGMENT

 

 

 IT WAS KNOWN AS "DEAN'S ROASTS" AND WAS MODELED AFTER THE FAMOUS FRIARS' CLUB TESTIMONAL DINNERS. AFTER THE SERIES ENDED, MANY SPECIALS FOLLOWED WHERE DEAN "ROASTED" MANY CELEBRITIES

 DEAN WOULD USUALLY SLIDE DOWN A POLE, OR GLIDE DOWN A LIFT TO OPEN THE SHOW WITH A SONG.. THEN OFF TO COMEDY AND SONG WITH HIS GUESTS.

EVERYONE AND ANYONE YOU COULD IMAGINE APPEARED ON DEAN'S SHOW.

DEAN WOULD ALWAYS HAVE HIS GIRLS AROUND HIM

 THE GIRLS BECAME KNOWN AS "THE GOLDDIGGERS" AND THEY HAD A SPIN-OFF OF FOUR CALLED "THE DING-A-LING SISTERS

 EVERY WEEK DEAN WOULD SIT ATOP HIS PIANO WITH KEN LANE ON THE KEYBOARD...TELL A FEW JOKES... CHECK OUT THE GUEST IN THE CLOSET AND GO TO THE COUCH

 THE NEXT PAGE HAS MORE OF DEAN ON TELEVISION

 

 

 

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