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Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 304 in Publisher: Amistad Adored by millions. Sammy Davis Jr. was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure But despite lifetime earnings that topped 50 million Sammy a plastic bag in bankruptcy in 1990 near Years later his once-vivacious wife. Altovise. heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century. was living in poverty. With nowhere else to turn. she asked a former federal prosecutor. Albert Sonny Murray. to try to resolve Sammy's debts and restore his estate. For seven years Sonny probed Sammy's life and came to understand the tormented artist as a man of tragic complexity. Deconstructing Sammy is the extraordinary story of an international celeity whose outsize talent couldn't save him from himself.

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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 Hollywood and Las 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.

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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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