The King of Cool
For an actor’s career in the United States, a foreign name can best be changed to an English one. Dino Crocetti (1917–1953) must have thought so, to change the Italian-sounding name to Dean Martin. He was also known as The King of Cool, Dino and Dino Martini.
Room, A. (1981), ‘Names for a Living’, Naming Names, p.14
‘Dean Martin’, Wikipedia, retrieved 18 September 2013
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