Kris Kross

Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) were a teenage rap duo of the early 90's most famous for wearing their clothes backward. They were discovered in 1991 performing at a mall in Atlanta, GA by Jermaine Dupri. Their first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992 and managed to sell more than four million copies. It included the hit single Jump, which stayed at number 1 on the Billboard charts for eight weeks. This landed them a spot on Michael Jackson's European tour that year.

Released in 1993, a second album, entitled Da Bomb failed to match their early success. 1996 saw the release of their final album Young, Rich and Dangerous which was also a commercial dissapointment.

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1996 saw the release of their final album Young, Rich and Dangerous which was also a commercial dissapointment. Dean Martin died Christmas Day, 1995 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Released in 1993, a second album, entitled Da Bomb failed to match their early success. Martin was devastated by the loss, which led to further deterioration of his health. This landed them a spot on Michael Jackson's European tour that year. Tragedy struck on March 21, 1987 when his 35-year-old son, Dean Paul Martin, an actor, singer (in the group Dino, Desi, & Billy), and former tennis pro, was killed when the National Guard jet he was piloting crashed. It included the hit single Jump, which stayed at number 1 on the Billboard charts for eight weeks. He was married three times and had eight children, one by adoption.

Their first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992 and managed to sell more than four million copies. He appeared in fifty-one films in all. They were discovered in 1991 performing at a mall in Atlanta, GA by Jermaine Dupri. Martin finally retired completely in 1988 when he became ill during a concert tour with surviving Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) were a teenage rap duo of the early 90's most famous for wearing their clothes backward. In 1976 Frank Sinatra brought Martin along as a surprise guest on Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon. The reunion of the duo was their first public appearance together in twenty years. From 1965 until 1974, he hosted the weekly variety show, The Dean Martin Show on NBC, but in the 1970s, his poor health and declining popularity generally restricted him to the stage.

He also starred in a series of four films as secret agent Matt Helm (1966–1969), including The Wrecking Crew (1969). In the 1960s, he was part of the Rat Pack and made a number of successful films with them. The partnership with Lewis broke up on July 24, 1956 and Martin surprised many when he went on to further success on his own. They later appeared on The Colgate Comedy Hour, a variety show that they would occasionally host from 1950-1955.

On television, the duo debuted on June 20, 1948 on Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town variety program. The duo made their first film together in 1949 with My Friend Irma and in 1951 they starred in the hit At War with the Army, which established the formula for their thirteen following films. He first teamed up with Jerry Lewis July 25, 1946 at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the two created a successful stage comedy routine. Born Dino Paul Crocetti into an Italian-American family in Steubenville, Ohio, he left school at age sixteen and had a variety of jobs including that of prizefighter before changing his name and achieving moderate success as a singer in the New York nightclub scene.

Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 - December 25, 1995) was an American film actor and singer, crooner. That's Amore. Cannonball Run II (1984). The Cannonball Run (1981).

Ricco (1975). Mr. Showdown (1973). Something Big (1971).

Airport (1970). The Wrecking Crew (1969). 5 Card Stud (1968). Bandolero! (1968).

How to Save a Marriage (and Ruin Your Life) (1968). Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) (short subject). The Ambushers (1967). Rough Night in Jericho (1967).

Murderers' Row (1966). Texas Across the River (1966). The Silencers (1966). Marriage on the Rocks (1965).

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965). Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964). What a Way to Go! (1964).

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963). 4 for Texas (1963). Toys in the Attic (1963). Come Blow Your Horn (1963) (cameo).

38-24-36 (1963). Who's Got the Actions? (1962). The Road to Hong Kong (1962) (cameo). Sergeants 3 (1962).

Something's Got to Give (1962) (unfinished). Ada (1961). All in a Night's Work (1961). Pepe (1960) (cameo).

Ocean's Eleven (1960). Bells Are Ringing (1960). Who Was That Lady? (1960). Career (1959).

Rio Bravo (1959). Some Came Running (1958). The Young Lions (1958). Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957).

Hollywood or Bust (1956). Pardners (1956). Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars (1956) (short subject). Artists and Models (1955).

You're Never Too Young (1955). 3 Ring Circus (1954). Living It Up (1954). Money from Home (1954).

The Caddy (1953). Scared Stiff (1953). The Stooge (1953). Road to Bali (1952) (cameo).

Jumping Jacks (1952). Sailor Beware (1952). That's My Boy (1951). At War with the Army (1950).

Screen Snapshots: Thirtieth Anniversary Special (1950) (short subject). My Friend Irma Goes West (1950). My Friend Irma (1949). Film Vodvil: Art Mooney and Orchestra (1946) (short subject).

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