Catherine Hawn was the ex-wife of Dean Martin who was one of the most popular entertainers of the mid-20th century, he was nicknamed “The King of Cool”.
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Who Was Catherine Hawn?
Catherine Hawn was a receptionist at a hair salon called Rodeo Drive where she greeted clients with a warm smile and made sure they felt comfortable during their visit.
From answering phone calls to scheduling appointments, she efficiently managed the salon’s front desk operations and earning her a reputation for exceptional customer service. But, she caught attention after getting married with Dean Martin.
Catherine Hawn was born on November 30, 1947 in Ohio. As of 2023, she is 75 years old.
Catherine Hawn Personal Life
In Nov 1973, Catherine Hawn appeared on ‘The Merv Griffin Show’ as Mrs. Dean Martin. On April 25, 1973, Martin, at 55, married 26-year-old Catherine Hawn.
Hawn had been the receptionist at the chic Gene Shacove hair salon in Beverly Hills. They divorced November 10, 1976. He was also briefly engaged to Gail Renshaw, Miss World–U.S. 1969. Eventually, Martin reconciled with Jeanne, though they never remarried.
Martin adopted Hawn’s daughter Sasha because the couple had no children of their own. Martin briefly dated his old friend and fashion model Pat Sheehan after his marriage ended in divorce.
Lesser Known Facts About Catherine Hawn
- Catherine Hawn’s is now resides away from media and limelight.
- Her ex-husband, Martin was married three times.
- He tied knot with Elizabeth Anne “Betty” McDonald, (July 14, 1922 – July 11, 1989) of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania in 1941.
- The couple had four children.
- In Sep 1993, Martin, a lifelong heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
- He was advised to have surgery in order to extend his life, but he declined.
- He left the public eye early in 1995 and died on Christmas Day, 1995 at the age of 78 of severe respiratory failure due to emphysema in his Beverly Hills home.
- In tribute to him, the lights on the Las Vegas Strip were turned down.
- Martin was laid to rest in Los Angeles, at Westwood Village Memorial Park.
- The opening line of his hit song “Everybody loves somebody sometime” is inscribed on his tombstone.