Thursday, October 02, 2008

Dinoquestion From Ask Ryan

Hey pallies, likes what a cool Dinolegend Ryan Murphy shares at his blogger blog Ask Ryan.....all 'bout how our Dino and his roomie Sonny King raised rent money by fightin' each other...read it below, or clicks on the tagg of this Dinopost to read it in it's original Dinoform. Dinodiggin', DMP



Jonah, Bloomington, IL
Subj: Dino
Is it true that Dean Martin was a boxer before be became an entertainer?

That’s correct, Jonah. Dino was a high school dropout who turned to boxing at the age of 15 in order to make ends meet. Unfortunately Martin didn’t have much of a feel for the sweet science and, as he recalls, he "won all but 11 of 12 fights." His brief time in the ring also left him with a broken nose, a permanently split lip and several sets of broken knuckles. Although his tenure as a professional pugilist was short-lived, Martin returned to boxing several years later when he moved to New York. According to legend, he and his roommate, Sonny King, used to cobble together rent money by charging friends a dollar each to watch them box in their living room. Comedian Denis Leary remembers talking to Martin about his amateur face-offs. “It’s classic. He said they’d get like 15 or 20 people a night,” Leary recalls. “That’s how they’d pay the rent. That’s old school.”

6 comments:

DINO-GAL said...

THIS IS GREAT INFORMATION FOR ANY DINOLOVER! THANKS FOR POSTING AGAIN PALLIE. DINOGAL

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Terri, likes I so Dinoagree....loves findin' more and more Dinostories of our Dino's life and times...woulda been cool to be there when our Dino and Sonny went at it for some bread for the rent...

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for sharing that Dinoinfo with us. It's always neat to learn more about our Dino's past. I'm really fascinated by his boxing past. That's cool that he and his pallie figured out a way to earn some bread. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, you betcha...this is one Dinodetail that I never remember ever Dinohearin' before...ands it came from Denis Leary...just wonderin' if our Dino shared this Dinoinfo with him on that Dinomemberable night when Dino invited Leary to his pad for drinks and smokes....

Glenn Bishop "Bish The Magish" said...

Neat post and cool info on the King of cool.

Thanks Dino Martin Peters.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Glenn, how very Dinokind of you to drop by and encourage this little Dinopad in keepin' the Dinolight glowin' Dinobright.....really likes so appreciate your Dinopatter