USD 249 Frontenac Schools Hall of Fame

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Gus Dean Dittmann

Inducted 2023

Mr. Dittmann graduated from FHS in 1949 with his senior quote reading “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy.” Gus, or GD as he was known, developed into a Broadway and Hollywood star. Dean won the Lauritz Melchior award and performed in an operatic tour of Europe. He lived out his dream in Hollywood in a recurring role on the TV Show “Cheers” and in the movie “Bachelor Party”, among many others. Dean performed for 3 U.S. Presidents, 8 times for Harry S Truman.