HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – Dean Martin

August 16, 2011

HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS

DEAN MARTIN

by

SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER 

BOB SILER

INTRODUCTION

Howdy Fellow Film Lovers

This is your tour guide, Bob, with another trip to the homes of one one of yesterdays western film favorites. This time we’ll be visiting places where Dean Martin once lived.

Now, some of you might think of Dean as nothing more than a singer, actor, comic and straight man to Jerry Lewis. But he was much more than that. He was a lover of western movies and a great western film actor. Dean wasn’t into the movie star social life of nightclubs and partys and when his wife, Jeanne would throw a big gathering at their home on Mountain Drive, Dean could always be found in the den watching a western instead of hob nobbing with the elite of the film world. He didn’t care if anyone was insulted either, producers, actors, actresses, if didn’t matter. He would not play the star game for anyone, not even his wife or best friend, Frank Sinatra. I’ve read several books on Dean and the one thing that comes across about him was that he was a decent guy.

No one seemed to have a bad thing to say about him. After twenty odd years of marriage, he and Jeanne divorced and he married a much younger babe. That marriage was short lived. In the end, it was Jeanne who took care of him until the day he died. And he made sure that she and their children never had to ask for anything. He was a good man.

So, put on your favorite Dean Martin album and lets stroll through the places he had called home.

Enjoy.

Bob

(By the way, my original tour also listed the homes of Jerry Lewis, which I did not include here. If you would like to have a list of Jerry’s homes just drop me an e – mail and I’ll get it to you.)

 THE DEAN MARTIN TOUR

 (RIO BRAVO)

PART 0NE

FROM STUBENVILLE TO MANHATTAN

1917 – 1940s

STUBENVILLE, OHIO

1917 – 1930

319 SOUTH 6th STREET

He was born here at the family home on June 7, 1917.

1930

118 BRADY AVENUE

The family moved to this house located on the northern end of town.

1931

630 GRAND VIEW AVENUE

PLEASANT HEIGHTS

They next moved into this small brick house.

1933

1210 RIVERVIEW AVENUE

They moved into this small two – story gabled house with a backyard.

It overlooked the Ohio and West Virginia hills.

1936

NORTH SEVENTH STREET

Lived here for awhile.

1941

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO

2820 MAYFIELD ROAD

Dean and his first wife, Betty, moved here, their first home, after getting married.

(With Betty)

STUBENVILLE, OHIO

2130 SUNSET BOULEVARD

Dean’s parents were now living here.

1943 – 1948

NEW YORK CITY

1943 – 1944

LONDON TERRACE APARTMENTS – MANHATTAN (Chelsea area)

Dean and Betty’s first New York apartment.

1945

STUBENVILLE, OHIO

1101 CARDINAL AVENUE

Dean’s parents were living here. When Dean was on the road Betty and the children lived here with them. When he was in town, he stayed here as well.

1940s

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

1137 GARDENIA AVENUE

In the mid – late ’40s his parents left Ohio and moved here.

1948

NEW YORK CITY

RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND WEST 106th STREET

Dean, Betty and the kids were living here in a ten-room apartment before moving to Los Angeles.

TO BE CONTINUED…

Bob Siler grew up in Burbank, not far from Universal Studios and Warner Brothers where they made his favorite monster movies.  A long-time fan of Westerns, he still has a hard time believing that the great John Wayne could die.  Bob has created many lists detailing where the famous and infamous lived, are buried, and the cars they drove.  He has recently completed this list of Western Stars homes after many years.  Burbank Bob now resides in Portland, Oregon.

 

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3 Responses to “HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – Dean Martin”

  1. Hey pallies, likes thanks ever so much for sharin’ all this great Dino-information ’bout where our Dino was hangin’ his hat. Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool…oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth….know that your Dino-efforts are bein’ shared this very day at ilovedinomartin. So lookin’ forward to the continuation of this Dino-list.

  2. What a marvelous piece of trivia. Dean remains close in heart and mind of many; even in this century. BOB MORELLI of the Pittsburgh Rat PACK

  3. Ron said

    Interesting!

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