In 1968, Dean Martin signed a three-year contract for $34 million, which was the biggest contract of its day. Dean had a stand-in show up for rehearsals for the Dean Martin Show while he golfed Monday through Thursday.
Dean Martin. One of my favorite pictures. The genius at work.
Dean Martin: Rare and Classic Photos of a Laid-Back Legend
Dean Martin with his wife, Jeanne, at home, 1958 (photo:Allan Grant)