Catherine Hawn Was Dean Martin’s Spouse Before His Death – Meet Her

Catherine Hawn Martin is the ex-wife of late Dean Martin, an American actor, comedian and singer. She is a TV personality born on November 30, 1947, and is currently 76 years old. Catherine Hawn and Dean Martin were married to for just three years.

Most celebrity marriages end in divorce and oftentimes, the celeb exes still strive to stay in the spotlight while some just go off the radar – and Catherine Hawn Martin is a case point for the latter. Since her divorce from her late husband, Dean Martin, there is nothing much to report about her life. Read this article to know more about Catherine Hawn Martin and find out what is she up to these days.

Summary of Catherine Hawn’s Biography

  • Full Name: Catherine Mae Hawn
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: November 30, 1947
  • Catherine Hawn’s Age: 76 years old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Catherine Hawn’s Ex-Husband: Dean Martin
  • Catherine Hawn’s Children:
  • Famous for: Being the ex-wife of late Hollywood actor, Dean Martin

Catherine Hawn Martin Was Born In Steubenville, Ohio

Catherine Hawn was born to her parents on November 30, 1947, in Steubenville, Ohio. She is best recognized for her relationship with Dean Martin, the late American actor, comedian, and singer.

Catherine Hawn whose full name is Catherine Mae Hawn is an American citizen. She is also of Caucasian ethnicity, while her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Catherine has not been generous with information about her private life which is why there is no information in the media about her parents, siblings (if any).

Similarly, there is no detail on where she was born or the environment she grew up in. She has also not made mention of which religion she adheres to among many other things.

When it comes to her educational background, nothing is known about the schools where she had her elementary and higher education. Furthermore, her course of study and certificates obtained from the college she attended are also not known.

Catherine Hawn First Worked As A Receptionist

Catherine Hawn was just a regular American girl going about her daily life routine before she became famous as a result of her marriage to the late actor, Dean Hawn. She began her career as a receptionist at Rodeo Drive Hair Salon. Her life story changed when she became involved with Dean Martin as she immediately experienced a change in her financial status and personality.

Dean Martin’s ex-wife began landing jobs as a celebrity and received an offer that saw her appear as Mrs Dean Martin on ‘The Merv Griffin Show’. She was even on the cover of several magazines, including Movie World, alongside her famous ex-husband.

Catherine Hawn Became Dean Martin’s Wife In April 1973

Catherine Hawn and her late husband, Dean Martin had met each other for the first time through a friend named Frank Calcagnini who was also a family friend and had once dated Jeanne Biegger, who was Dean’s ex-wife.

After their first meeting, they felt a strong connection and exchanged numbers and began talking to each other. It marked the start of a great friendship that latter blossomed into marriage. Catherine and Dean got married on April 25, 1973, in a simple but lavish ceremony attended by close family members and friends, including some well-known personalities such as Frank Sinatra.

Things were going well for the couple for a few years, and everyone admired the kind of relationship they had, but their union ended three years later when they divorced in 1980. The reason for their divorce is unknown to this day, though there was a rumor going around that Dean Martin was still in love with his ex-wife, Jean Biegger.

Catherine’s Ex-Husband Was Married Twice Before He Met Her

Catherine Hawn Martin was not the first woman Dean Martin married. Records have it that he was married twice before he met her. His first marriage was to Elizabeth Anne McDonald who he married in 1941 and divorced after 8 years. Their marriage produced four children namely, Craig Martin, Claudia Martin, Barbara Gail Martin, and Deana Martin.

After divorcing Elizabeth, Dean Martin found love again, this time with a lady named Dorothy Biegger. The pair had their wedding in 1949 but unfortunately, Dean’s second marriage also crashed just like his first and they got divorced after 24 years of being together as man and wife. From their long-term union, they welcomed three bundles of joy, Dean Paul Martin Jr., Ricci Martin, and Gina Martin Wilson.

Her Ex-Husband Was A Famous American Singer, Comedian, And Actor

Catherine Hawn’s ex-husband, Dean Martin was a famous American entertainer. He was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio on June 7th, 1917, and he first began show business at the young age of 17. Cleveland bandleader, Sammy Watkins, quickly noticed him and absorbed him into the band as a vocalist and from there on, he began going on tours and slowly started to gain the attention of many.

In 1940, he changed his name from Dino Paul Crocetti to Dean Martin. He also gained additional fame after he performed alongside Martin and Jerry Lewis, and they went ahead to form a team. As time went by, the team later split up in 1956 and Dean went on to become part of another band called Rat Pack which also had other members such as Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and Sammy Davis. The group performed in Las Vegas stage, shows and in movies like Ocean’s Eleven (1960), Sergeants Three (1962) and Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964).

In 1965, Catherine’s ex-husband began his series titled The Dean Martin Show which aired on NBC for eight years. In 1973, he began the Dean Martin Comedy Hour. While he was alive, Dean Martin had a career total of 51 movie appearances and some of them include Rio Bravo (1959), Bells Are Ringing (1960), Toys in the Attic (1963), Cannonball Run (1981), and Cannonball Run II (1984).

Where Is Catherine Hawn Martin Today?

Since her divorce from her famous husband, Catherine Hawn has not been heard of or seen. She has stayed away from the spotlight and maintained a very private life away from the media and public which has made it impossible for anyone to know where she is or what she has been up to.

According to sources, Catherine was last spotted in public during Dean’s funeral in 1995. Reports about the funeral also has it that all of Dean Martin’s ex-wives, including Cathy and Jeanne, were also present at his funeral ceremony.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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