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

Autore: Matt Birkbeck
Pubblicazione: New York : Amistad, ©2008.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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 it ever using Sammy's name or likeness again. It was as if Sammy had never existed. Years later his wife  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/formato: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Birkbeck, Matt.
Deconstructing Sammy.
New York : Amistad, ©2008
(OCoLC)681833150
Persona nominata: Sammy Davis, Jr.; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Sammy Davis
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Matt Birkbeck
ISBN: 9780061450662 0061450669
Numero OCLC: 191930066
Descrizione: 280 pages : illustrations, [8] pages of plates ; 24 cm
Altri titoli: Sammy
Responsabilità: 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 it ever using Sammy's name or likeness again. It was as if Sammy had never existed. Years later his wife Altovise, a once-vivacious woman and heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century, was living in poverty, and with nowhere lese to go, 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. Matt Birkbeck's serious work of investigative journalism unveils the extraordinary story of an international celebrity at the center of a confluence of entertainment, politics, and organized crime, and shows how even Sammy's outsized talent couldn't save him from himself."--Dust jacket.

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