THE GOLDDIGGERS OF THE DEAN MARTIN COMEDY HOUR
Pictured clockwise from the bottom: Patti (Pivarnik) Gribow, Linda (Alberici) Eichberg, Robin (Hoctor) Horneff, Maria (Alberici) Lauren, Colleen (Kincaid) Jackson, Deborah Pratt, Susan Buckner, Lee Nolting
Grammy Lifetime Achievement honoring Dean Martin
I must say, this was a well deserved award for a charismatic, talented performer and a wonderful man: Dean Martin. It was not only an honor to perform with Dean but most of all, I feel privileged to have shared life’s moments with him. I attended the Grammy Award ceremony with some of the talented ladies with whom I sang and danced with as The Golddiggers. This brought back a surge of feelings and fond memories of our special times with Dean.
Pictured from left to right: Deborah Pratt, Alberici Sisters: Linda Eichberg & Maria Lauren, Susan Buckner, Marie Halton – Peck, Peggy Gohl
On the day of this event, rain was predicted but the sun was shining, almost as big as the smile in our hearts, as my girlfriends and I walked down the red carpet, posed for photographs and congratulated Dean’s family. Once inside, we settled into our seats in anticipation of a great show to celebrate the creative contributions of outstanding performers like: The Four Tops, Brenda Lee, Gene Autry and Hank Williams … When it was time for Dean Martin’s lifetime achievement award, my colleagues and I stood up like cheerleaders, hailing our hero!
Then for me, it was a rollercoaster of emotions … tears, pride and humility. This was an era of show business history that will never come again. We had the distinctive pleasure of witnessing and experiencing it; some of us for several decades as The Dean Martin Golddiggers. At the reception, we toasted our sisterhood, ate together and listened to good music. As we left the building, it began to rain but not on our parade to Dean Martin’s memory.
Pictured bottom row, left to right: Alberici Sisters – Maria Lauren and Linda Eichberg. Top row: Theresa Bishop, Patty Booth – Julius, Dean Martin, Patti Pivarnik – Gribow, Peggy Gohl
It’s an honor to share these special memories.
Maria Lauren – yourpowerfullife, (AKA: Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio)
A flash to the past! A video glimpse of what Larry King had to say about The Golddiggers, the talented ladies with whom I performed, during an interview on LARRY KING LIVE! Also, includes our performances from 1973 and performances decades later in SHOWSTOPPERS!
Exciting Book… A book documentary of showbiz in the 70’s, “Beyond Our Wildest Dreams” written by my sister and I (Alberici Sisters: Maria Lauren and Linda Eichberg). It was an adventure to perform and hang-out with legendary stars Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Louis Prima, Tom Jones…. Book Preview
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