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Deconstructing Sammy : music, money, madness, and the mob

Autor Matt Birkbeck
Vydavatel: New York : Amistad, ©2008.
Vydání/formát:   Kniha : Biography : English : 1st edZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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Sammy Davis Jr. lived a storied life. Adored by millions over a six-decade-long career, he was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. But depite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy, His estate was declared insolvent, and there was no possibility of ever using Sammy's name or likeness again. It was as if Sammy had never existed. Years later his wife  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Biography
Doplňující formát: Online version:
Birkbeck, Matt.
Deconstructing Sammy.
New York : Amistad, c2008
(OCoLC)681833150
Osoba: Sammy Davis, Jr.; Sammy Davis; Sammy Davis, Jr.
Typ materiálu: Biography
Typ dokumentu: Book
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Matt Birkbeck
ISBN: 9780061450662 0061450669
OCLC číslo: 191930066
Popis: 280 p. : ill., [8] p. of plates ; 24 cm.
Jiné tituly: Sammy
Odpovědnost: Matt Birkbeck.
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Sammy Davis Jr. lived a storied life. Adored by millions over a six-decade-long career, he was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. But depite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy, His estate was declared insolvent, and there was no possibility of ever using Sammy's name or likeness again. It was as if Sammy had never existed. Years later his wife Altovise was living in poverty when she turned to a former federal prosecutor, Albert "Sonny" Murray, to make one last attempt to resolve Sammy's debts, restore his estate, and revive his legacy. For seven years Sonny probed Sammy's life to understand how someone of great notoriety and wealth could have lost everything, and in the process he came to understand Davis, a man whose complexity makes for a riveting work of celebrity biography as cultural history.--Publisher description.

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