Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 – 8:52 PM
By John L. Seitz
Deana Martin, who grew up in Beverly Hills as the daughter of entertainment legend Dean Martin, will be honored Monday with the official title of Trobairitz by the Friar’s Club in New York City.
This coveted title has previously been awarded to several other esteemed female entertainers, including Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick and Kristin Chenoweth.
Special guests Joe Mantegna, Joe Piscopo, Tony Lo Bianco, Steve Maglio, Mike Renzi, Sal Viviano, Richard Barone, Joseph Baldasare, Will Griedwald, Bill Boggs and Mike Marino, among others, will host an evening of songs, stories and comedy, as the Friars celebrate Deana and her family legacy.
Besides her singing prowess, Martin is a best selling author on The New York Times’ list with her 2004 memoir, Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter’s Eyes. In it, she shares never-before-told stories about her father and his colorful pals.