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Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965. "In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and said, 'They are going to offer me a TV show. I don't want to go in every day and do a TV show.'" Martin was a huge star at the time. Despite the "British Invasion" of such musical groups as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Martin's albums continued to land at the top of the charts. In fact, his 1964 recording of "Everybody Loves Somebody" knocked the Beatles' "A...

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