Hey LG, I liked your mention of Dean Martin. After reading a number of books about him (with and without Jerry Lewis) I've come to the conclusion that Dino was just about the luckiest SOB on the planet. As a boxer, a singer, an actor etc., this guy made every wrong choice you can make, and yet he kept falling ass backwards into more and more success. It's like the "Seinfeld" episode where George finds success by doing the exact opposite of what his instincts tell him to do. Dean Martin was the real life version of that.