Who Is Catherine Hawn, Dean Martin’s Ex-wife?

Catherine Hawn is the ex-wife of Dean Martin, the famous comedian, actor, and musician to whom she was married for three years. The celebrity ex-wife enjoyed fame, and was featured on “The Merv Griffin Show” on November 23, 1973, as Mrs. Dean Martin and had her picture in several magazines.

However, Catherine Hawn is also known for her secretive lifestyle as she was once married and had a child. After her marriage to Dean Martin, he decided to adopt Cathy’s child, who now goes by the name Sasha Martin. Below is a detailed account of her life with and after Dean Martin.

Summary of Catherine Hawn’s Biography 

  • Full name: Catherine Mae Hawn
  • Nickname: Cathy
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 30 November 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 child: Sasha Martin
  • Catherine Hawn’s hair color: Blonde 
  • Catherine Hawn’s eye color: Black 
  • Famous for: being the ex-wife of Dean Martin

Catherine Hawn was Born in Steubenville, Ohio

Catherine Mae Hawn is 76 years old. She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the United States to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hawn. Catherine is of Caucasian ethnicity and is an American by nationality. Information regarding her education, parents, and siblings has been kept private and off media view.

Similarly, Catherine Hawn’s level of secrecy is top notch as the little information about her career was her holding a position as the receptionist in a hair salon named Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. Until she met face-to-face with Dean Martin, she lived as a normal average American would.

Catherine Hawn Met Dean Martin Through a Family Friend

Catherine and Dean’s relationship began from an arrangement made by one of his family friends named Frank Calcagnini. After the duo met, they took a liking to each other and soon began dating. It appeared to be love at first sight for the couples then.

On April 25, 1973, Cathy and Dean Martin tied the knot in the presence of their family and friends. One of the attendees was the iconic entertainer Frank Sinatra who testified the wedding was the most beautiful ceremony he had attended.

They Had a Memorable Wedding Ceremony but Shortlived Marriage

Besides, their wedding was the talk of the town as it was one of the most expensive in their days. Comparing the worth of the wedding ceremony, it’s said to run into hundreds of thousand (dollars) currently.

Prior to this, most decorative items used were transported directly from Europe. Also, the white doves used in the ceremony were 22 in total, and the lilacs were shipped from France. Unfortunately, Cathy’s marriage came to an end in 1976, and since then, Catherine Hawn remained single and hid from the paparazzi lifestyle as it wasn’t a hard task for her to do.

Meet Catherine Hawn’s Ex-Husband; Dean Martin

  • Full name: Dino Paul Crocetti
  • Nickname: Dean Martin
  • Date of Birth: June 7, 1917
  • Date of Death: December 25, 1995
  • Age of death: 78 years 
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Dean Martin’s wives: Betty McDonald (married; 1941, divorced 1949), Jeanne Biegger (married; 1949, divorced 1973), and Catherine Hawn (married; 1973, divorced 1976)
  • Dean Martin’s Children: Craig Martin, Claudia Martin, Gail Martin, Deana Martin, Dean Jr Martin, Ricci Martin, Gina Martin, and Sasha Martin. 
  • Famous for: Actor, singer, comedian

The American actor, singer, and actor was born and named Dino Paul Crocetti on June 7, 1917, in Steubenville, Ohio, to his parents, Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti and Angela Crocetti (née Barra). He is of mixed ethnicity, precisely of Italian descent and an American by nationality.

Growing up, Cathy’s ex-husband, Dean Martin, couldn’t speak English as the first language he learned was Italian. At age 5, he attended Grant elementary school in his neighborhood, where he learned how to speak English. Though he was bullied by his peers during his processing of learning.

The American entertainer dropped out in his tenth grade because he thought he was smarter than the teachers. Afterward, he proceeded to work for factories and also became a welterweight boxer.

He Started His Entertainment Career as a Comedian Before Going into Music

Dean Martin’s breakthrough in his career occurred when he teamed up with Jerry Lewis in 1946, performing in nightclubs initially. They graduated by showcasing their talent on radio and television, even in movies. Unfortunately, the team split after Martin rudely spoke to his partner.

After the split, Dean chased a solo career and went into acting, and there he met Frank Sinatra and a few good men, and together they worked on several projects. They went by the name Rat Pack. Most of his well-known movies are The Young Lions, some came running, and many more.

Also, he ventured into music in the mid-60s. At first, he copied from Harry Miles style before finding his path, which led to country music. He recorded 100 albums, and 600 songs, including “Everybody loves Somebody,” “You’re nobody till Somebody loves you,” and much more.

Dean Martin Came to the Limelight in the Mid-60s

In 1965, Dean Martin launched his television variety show; Dean Martin shows, which portrayed his act in comedy, acting, and music. In addition, he drew the attention of different entertainers and politicians. Even so, some of his kids followed his footsteps by venturing into entertainment.

Catherine Hawn wasn’t Dean Martin’s First Wife

Dean lived as a successful entertainer before his demise on December 25, 1995. Although that can’t be said about his marriages. Before Catherine Hawn married Dean Martin, he had been in two failed relationships. His first was with Betty McDonald in 1941, which ceased to exist in 1949 after they divorced. However, he was blessed with 4 children from Betty.

Catherine Hawn’s ex-husband didn’t relent in finding love as he met the former Queen from Gables, Florida named Dorathy Jeanne Biegger. They got married in 1946. Unfortunately, the marriage crashed due to Dean’s habit of womanizing after 24 years. Though he was blessed with 3 kids from his second marriage.

Did Catherine Hawn and Dean Martin Have Children?

Similarly, Cathy’s marriage to Dean Martin was her second, but information regarding her first marriage isn’t made available as Catherine chose not to speak of it. The celebrity ex-wife had a child from her previous relationship named Sasha Martin, which Dean Martin adopted after his marriage to Catherine Hawn.

Sasha Martin’s adoption was done in 1973 after her mother’s marriage to Dean. However, she took after her mum’s private lifestyle as not much is known about her publicly. The only information about her is her interest in acting.

Dean Martin’s Ex-wife Now Stays Away Paparazzi

The celebrity ex-wife doesn’t have information about her net worth displayed to the public. Although, it is possible to say Cathy is living off well as she was once the wife of a multi-millionaire entertainer.

Catherine Hawn is a beautiful woman with fine black eyes and blonde hair. Reacting to the pictures of her in her youthful days, she did attain the height of an average American woman. However, how she is now isn’t made known as she last appeared in public at Dean Martin’s funeral and doesn’t seem to be active on social media platforms.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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