Dean Martin is one of the greatest legends of Hollywood entertainment. He made us laugh with his jokes, he made us fall in love with his music, and he entranced us on the big screen. Some people might remember him best as Jerry Lewis’ straight man, but he was so much more than that.
Keep reading to learn some surprising facts about Dean Martin and his road to success. Did you know that the handsome star was actually quite the family man but a drinking problem almost ruined that for him?
That’s Not His Real Nose
Dean Martin got a nose job when he was 27 years old. Some people think that he may have gotten plastic surgery in the aftermath of a boxing injury, although it’s also possible that he just felt unsatisfied with the way his nose looked.
Martin’s original nose wasn’t all that different from how it ended up looking. The surgeons just straightened his nose out a bit and made it slightly narrower. Interestingly, comedian Lou Costello paid for Martin’s rhinoplasty.