In 1968 Dean Martin brought together twelve beautiful young girls who could sing, dance and act, and gave them the name "The Golddiggers."
"We welcome you to share in our memories of the past -- from the first open auditions for the Dean Martin Summer Shows -- to appearing with Dean each week on his TV series -- to hosting our very own series. We'll also take you down memory lane as we traveled with Bob Hope to Vietnam, our memories of the stars we worked with and also let you in on what we are up to today! Please feel free to stay awhile, browse and enjoy!" - The Golddiggers"
The group was hand-picked from thousands of girls who auditioned in major cities across the US and Canada. After several appearances on the Dean Martin Variety Show, they were such a hit that Dean asked them to star on his summer replacement show, "Dean Martin Presents The Golddiggers." They went on to become regular performers on Dean's show and later starred in their own series for five seasons. In Dean's words, "I know one thing: The Golddiggers will go far because they are talented and believe in themselves, and I can't tell you how happy I am to have them around. I love youth. The oldest thing on my show is my scotch! Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks - to these kids. They're great!!"
During the late 1960s and 70s, the Golddiggers became known to national and international audiences as stars of television, concert, recording and night clubs. They danced and sang their way into the hearts of all who saw them.
They were part of television history appearing with such distinguished artists as Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, John Wayne, Johnny Carson, Carol Burnett, Glenn Ford, Ann-Margret, Raquel Welch, and so many more. The Golddiggers received one of their highest accolades when Bob Hope invited them to join the roster of stars in his USO Christmas Show entertaining US troops stationed around the world, including bases in Vietnam in 1968, 1969 and 1970. All the girls will tell you that these trips were the experiences of a lifetime.
Today, to the delight of their many fans, six of the original Dean Martin Golddiggers, Sheila Allan, Suzy Cadham, Jackie Chidsey, Susie Ewing, Rosie Gitlin, and Nancy Sinclair have reunited to perform their hits. Stay tuned to this website for information about their upcoming television, recording and personal