9 Reasons Why Dean Martin Was the King of Cool

Musician, TV host and actor were just a few job titles on his resume.

With a snap of his fingers and a flash of his smile, Dean Martin cast a charismatic chill over audiences and fans, earning him a nickname that stuck: the King of Cool.

Here’s how Dino Paul Corcetti built his legacy:

1. The company he kept

2. He made it look — and sound — easy

3. He knew how to charm


4. And crack a joke

5. In front of the camera, he always kept it cool

6. The Rat Pack cemented his legacy

7. As did his love for his family

8. Music, movies and TV, he did it all

9. Put it all together, and you have the King of Cool

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