Adored by millions over a six-decade career, Sammy Davis was considered an entertainment icon. But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. His estate was declared insolvent. Years later his wife, Altovise, was living in poverty and with nowhere else to go approached Albert Murray, a former federal prosecutor, to resolve Sammy's debts and clear his name. For seven years Albert probed Sammy's life to examine how someone of such notoriety coudl have lost everything, and in doing so marks this as a riveting work of biography.
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Book Description Amistad, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Equal parts cultural history, celebrity biography, and brilliant investigative journalism, Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck is a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous fall of one of the brightest stars of HollywoodandLas Vegas: Sammy Davis, Jr. A member of the infamous Rat Pack, a compatriot of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and one of the most popular performers of his day, Sammy Davis, Jr. was an entertainment icon and a national treasure who earned more than $50 million over the course of his career yet ended up nearly destitute. Deconstructing Sammy tells the whole sad, sordid, fascinating true story. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061450669
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Book Description Amistad, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061450669
Book Description Amistad, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061450669