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Dean Martin and The Golddiggers, 1977

We hail the King of Cool, Dean Martin, member of the legendary “Rat Pack” with a tribute on June 9th for his 100th birthday.

Dean Martin’s 100th Birthday Tributes

Dean Martin was smoking hot with his natural charisma that we all loved. He was known for holding a cigarette or a glass of alcohol but this was not why he was known as, the King of Cool. Did you know that the glass that Dean carried was usually filled with apple juice and his cigarette was usually not lit?

 

I had the pleasure of performing with Dean Martin on stage and television sharing many laughs behind the scenes during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. During Dean’s later years, he would joke with the audience saying, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” Truth said in jest.

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A flashback to the past propels me into the future and into a Smoking Cessation class held at the Center for Healthy Living, Kaiser Permanente. This is where I facilitate as a Lifestyle Educator with a professional staff dedicated to helping patients in their desire to thrive.

 

A “Freedom from Tobacco” class can give you the tools to liberate yourself from smoking and benefit your health. In this class a patient will learn the “5 D’s” to help them stop the craving.

  • Deep breathe
  • Delay using tobacco (at least 5 minutes)
  • Drink water
  • Do something else (keep busy)
  • Discuss your craving with someone.

These 5 D’s can also be applied to any addiction including food cravings. At Kaiser Permanente, these evidence-based techniques will be explored to empower you in our interactive workshops.

Start today to take better care of yourself. A healthy YOU is SMOKIN… HOT’!

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To you health,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

* My sister, Linda Eichberg and I wrote a book about backstage stories with Dean Martin and entertainment legends of the 20th Century. Check it out on Amazon

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Lady Luck steps into Las Vegas

Lady Luck steps into Las Vegas when the Rat Pack ruled the strip but also sizzles in today’s Las Vegas!

Lady Luck has been charmed by Frank Sinatra in the song, ‘Luck be a Lady,’ she has a downtown Vegas casino named after her and she is the subject of a new music video sung by recording artist, Marianna Riccio and directed/edited by award-winning videographer, Harry J Jarvis.

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Singer, songwriter, Marianna Riccio is ‘Lady Luck’ in new music video!

Because of our connection to the artist, 😉 my sister and I (Alberici Sisters) also make a few appearances in the Lady Luck music video… our book is featured too!

Our historical entertainment book was prompted by a newspaper reporter who interviewed us on the Red Carpet at The Grammy Award Ceremony. We were there to honor Dean Martin receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award because of our many years performing with Dean as The Golddiggers.

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The Alberici Sister’s book, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams – The Grammys Red Carpet

“As we celebrated that evening, it all came flooding back—the stars, the memories….

Touring with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on the same bill, hanging out in the dressing rooms and at home with Sammy Davis Jr.; taping the Dean Martin TV show; opening the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Dean and then appearing at Bally’s for so many years until Dean’s final performances. What an experience. What fun!

Spending all of that time in Las Vegas with Dean opened our eyes to who the legendary entertainer really was on a personal level; the man behind the laughter. And the sorrow.

As my sister and I searched for our friends through the crowd we were stopped by another news reporter, ‘How did you like performing with Dean Martin?’ He became enthralled with our stories of singing, dancing and palling around with Dean Martin and the Rat Pack.”

– Excerpt from “Beyond Our Wildest Dreams, book by the Alberici Sisters, produced by Billy Ingram.

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My daughter, Marianna grew up watching Dean Martin and The Golddiggers on-stage in Las Vegas!

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Maria Lauren (mom) poses for a picture with Marianna Riccio (daughter) before a performance in Las Vegas.

Marianna Riccio performs the song, Lady Luck in honor of the glamour days of Las Vegas!

Comments on the Lady Luck music video premier have just come in…

“A STAR IS BORN… This is so amazing… What a beautiful talent!” … “You make me want to go to Vegas – NOW!!!”… “What a hoot!” … “Great song and video.” … “Awesome!” … “Entertaining and fun!” … “Fantastic song… Looking ladylicious Marianna Riccio!” … “Retro cool!!” … “Catchy tune!” … “It is more than great!!!” ….

 

 

Wasn’t that fun?

My sister Linda and I were more than pleased to sing a little snippet of ‘Luck be a Lady’ in the Lady Luck music video as our hearts commemorated 100 years of Frank Sinatra! Now, a whole new generation can take notice.

Please share with your friends!

Thanks a bunch,

Maria Lauren, a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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Marianna’s Website

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‘Lady Luck’ song – Listen free on Sound Cloud

 

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 Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.