Sunday, July 25, 2010

D is for "Dean"

Dean Martin

Laid-back, ultra-cool singer, actor, TV personality, Roast Master to the Stars and coolest member of the Rat Pack. Sammy was the hippest, but Dean was definitely coolest. And Frank was just Frank.

Dean Koontz

Prolific author of over 80 suspense/thriller/sci-fi/horror/mstery novels. Don't let his subject matter fool you - anyone who likes golden retrievers can't be all bad.

Dean Stockwell

Award winning film and TV actor whose career has spanned over 60 years. His brief performance as Ben, the lip-synching drug dealer in Blue Velvet is one of the most memorable scenes in the movie (creepy, but memorable). Equally memorable was his role as the lovable womanizer Al Calavicci on Quantum Leap. As a public service, we bring you Dean seranading the late, great Dennis Hopper with Roy Orbison's In Dreams. Ahhh young love...

Dean Jones

Actor in countless Disney movies of the 1960's and 1970's, including such classics as That Darn Cat, Monkeys Go Home, and The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (apparantly, not every Disney movie can be Snow White.)

Dean Cain

A Superman for the 1990's. I admit I'd occassionally watch Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Mmmmm Terri Hatcher.

Dean Jagger

Movie and TV character actor. Two of my of my favorite performances - as General Waverly in White Christmas and as a man with a very strange radio in The Twilight Zone episode Static.

James Dean

Iconic actor whose seething portrayal of teen angst in East of Eden and Rebel Without A Cause made him a star. He completed just one more film (the posthumously released Giant) before his death in a car accident at the age of 24.

Jerome "Dizzy" Dean

Hall of Fame Pitcher during the 1930's and early 40's. I'm not sure why he was nicknamed Dizzy, but his brother, Paul who also played for the Cardinals was nicknamed Daffy.

Jimmy Dean

Recently-deceased Country music singer, actor, TV personality and pork sausage purveyor. His body will spend eternity entombed in a nine-foot-tall piano-shaped mausoleum with the epitaph "Here lies one hell of a man". Mmmmm pork sausage.

John Dean

White House Counsel under Richard Nixon, key figure in the Watergate Scandal and convicted felon. 35 years later he's a political commentator (go figure).

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