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Barbara Gail Martin, Dean Martin’s daughter

Barbara Gail Martin

Barbara Gail Martin is the daughter of Dean Martin. Barbara Gail’s father, was an American singer, actor and comedian. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed “The King of Cool.” Martin gained his career breakthrough together with comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin & Lewis, in 1946.

Barbara Gail Martin: Profile Summary

Name Barbara Gail Martin
Famous as daughter of Dean Martin
Date of Birth  April 11, 1945
Birthplace United States of America
Age (as in 2021) 76 years old
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Aries
Parents Dean Martin – Father
  Elizabeth Anne McDonald – Mother
Siblings  Claudia Martin, Craig Martin, Sasha Martin, 
Gina Martin, Deana Martin, Ricci Martin, Dean Paul Martin

Barbara Gail Martin is the daughter of legendary entertainer Dean Martin and his first wife, Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald. As of 2021, she is 76 years old.

Barbara Gail Martin’s parents, Martin and McDonald married in 1941. How did the tow love brids meet? The couple has not given any information related the circumstances under which they meet, fall in love and get married. However, their marriage took place in beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family and, loved ones.

Barbara Gail Martin was not the only child of her parents. She has 3 other sisbings. They are Craig Martin (born 1942) Claudia Martin (March 16, 1944 – February 16, 2001) Deana Martin (born 1948)

Martin and McDonald divorced in 1949 and Dean gained custody of their children. Betty lived out her life in relative obscurity in San Francisco, California until her death in 1989.

Following in the footsteps of her famous father, Barbara Gail Martin also sang in Las Vegas and on many TV shows including his, co-hosting his summer replacement series on NBC.

Although she didn’t act much, Dean’s third daughter made many appearances throughout the years, including on The Hollywood PalaceThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonPat Boone in Hollywood and more.

According to reports, Gail tied the knot in 1968, but it’s unclear who she married. As far as other personal information, there’s not much out there about Gail.

ALSO, READ; Elizabeth Anne McDonald, Dean Martin’s ex-wife

Martin next married Dorothy Jean “Jeanne” Biegger (March 27, 1927 – August 24, 2016), a former Orange Bowl queen from Coral Gables, Florida. Their marriage lasted 24 years (1949–1973) and produced three children:

  • Dean Paul Martin (November 17, 1951 – March 21, 1987).
  • Ricci Martin (September 20, 1953 – August 3, 2016).
  • Gina Martin (born 1956).

Barbara Gail Martin’s father, Dean last wed Catherine Hawn (born 1947), a union which lasted three years before Martin initiated divorce proceedings. They had no biological children of their own but Martin adopted Hawn’s daughter, Sasha. After their divorce, Martin had a brief relationship with model and longtime friend Pat Sheehan.

Barbara Gail Martin’s father was more than just his singing and acting skills. The iconic entertainer was the loving father of his eight kids. Although Dean’s late children, Claudia, Dean and Ricci, are no longer around, his legacy lives on in Craig, Gail, Deana, Gina and Sasha.



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