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Dorothy Jean Biegger (Martin)

Hebrew: דורותי ז'אן מרטין
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Birthplace: Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Death: August 24, 2016 (89)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Kenneth Biegger and Margaret Harriet Biegger
Ex-wife of Dean Martin
Mother of Dean Paul Martin, Jr.; Ricci Martin and Private
Sister of John Biegger

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About Jeanne Biegger

American Model and Actress. The former beauty queen and model will best be remembered for being the second wife of legendary entertainer Dean Martin. Born Dorothy Jean Biegger, she began modeling in Miami and was voted Orange Bowl queen in 1947. The following year, she went to the Beachcomber Club in Miami to see a New Year’s Eve show starring Martin and Jerry Lewis. A week after Martin was granted a divorce from first wife Betty McDonald, he and Biegger wed on Sept. 1, 1949, in Beverly Hills with Lewis serving as best man. During their 20-year marriage, she would make several appearances on television shows such as 'The Dean Martin Show' and 'I Love Lucy'. The couple would have three children together, Dean Paul, Ricci and Gina, before parting ways in December 1969. She died from complications of cancer at her Beverly Hills home, just three weeks after the death of her son, Ricci.

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Jeanne Biegger's Timeline

1927
March 27, 1927
Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
1951
November 17, 1951
1953
September 20, 1953
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
2016
August 24, 2016
Age 89
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States