P193 CEEFAX 193 Mon 25 Dec 23:51/16   1/4     OBITUARY  US singer and actor Dean Martin has died at his California home, aged 78. Martin teamed up with Jerry Lewis in 1946 and the pair were top stars in movies, TV and nightclubs when Martin ended the act in 1957. Most thought Lewis would prosper while Martin would fade. But Martin became a much bigger star than he had been as straight man and singer with the team. He once cited the two greatest turning points in his career: "First, meeting Jerry Lewis. Second, leaving Jerry Lewis. I became a real actor because of those two things."  Newsreel Despatch UserGuide Sport
P193 CEEFAX 193 Mon 25 Dec 23:50/01   2/4     OBITUARY  US singer and actor Dean Martin has died at his California home, aged 78. His first film after the split with Jerry Lewis seemed to support his detractors - Ten Thousand Bedrooms was a flop. Then his agents arranged for him to appear with Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando in The Young Lions. The 1958 war drama made him a star in his own right. With stardom came membership in the "Rat Pack", the famed Hollywood boys club that included Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford. Home 110 Politics 130 World 160 Newsreel Despatch UserGuide Sport
P193 CEEFAX 193 Mon 25 Dec 23:50/06   3/4     OBITUARY  US singer and actor Dean Martin has died at his California home, aged 78. His smooth baritone on such songs as "That's Amore" and "Volare" made him a favorite with record-btyers. He described his singing style with typical humour, saying: "I copied Bing Crosby 100%. I wasn't alone. Frank Sinatra did too." And he was one of the few non-rockers who managed to top the charts in 1964, when his "Everybody Needs Somebody" hit Number One. Summary 102 Home 110 Politics 130 Flash 150 World 160 Despatches 190 Newsreel Despatch UserGuide Sport
P193 CEEFAX 193 Mon 25 Dec 23:51/11   4/4     OBITUARY  US singer and actor Dean Martin has died at his California home, aged 78. He conquered TV in 1965 with The Dean Martin Show, a musical variety hour through which he ambled with customary ease, often pretending to be drunk. The show was high-rated for most of its eight years. It was followed by The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, 1973-74. More recently, a 1992 book by Nick Tosches, Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, portrayed Martin as an ailing alcoholic who dined out alone every night. Home 110 Politics 130 World 160 Newsreel Despatch UserGuide Sport