<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->Dean Paul Martin
(November 17, 1951 – March 21, 1987) was an American
entertainer, noted as a tennis player, a singer and actor, and a military pilot.
Early life and career
Martin was born to performer Dean Martin
and his second wife, Jeanne Biegger. Dean Paul was the fifth of Dean Martin's seven children. He was Jeanne's eldest son.He attended the Urban Military Academy in Brentwood, California.As a youth Martin was encouraged toward a singing career. At age thirteen he joined Desi Arnaz Jr.
and Billy Hinsche
in the pop group Dino, Desi, & Billy
, which had a few minor nationwide hits between 1965 and 1968, landing in the Top 30 twice.
Martin began to go by his given name of Dean Paul instead of the nickname "Dino" in his late teens. He became a successful tennis player (he competed in a junior competition at Wimbledon) and an actor. He co-starred with Ali MacGraw
in the 1979
, starring as a professional tennis player, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award
as Best New Star of the Year — Male.
He later starred in the TV series Misfits of Science
which aired during the 1985-1986 television season. The series co-starred Courteney Cox
Aviation career and Martin's death
Martin, an avid pilot, obtained his pilot's license at age 16 and became an officer in the California Air National Guard
in 1981. He rose to the rank of Captain. He died in 1987 when his National Guard......