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The Resource Deconstructing Sammy : music, money, madness, and the mob, Matt Birkbeck

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

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Deconstructing Sammy : music, money, madness, and the mob
Title
Deconstructing Sammy
Title remainder
music, money, madness, and the mob
Statement of responsibility
Matt Birkbeck
Title variation
Sammy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sammy Davis Jr. lived a stored 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
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Birkbeck, Matt
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Davis, Sammy
  • Entertainers
  • African American entertainers
Label
Deconstructing Sammy : music, money, madness, and the mob, Matt Birkbeck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-267) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
280 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061450662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191930066
  • (OCoLC)191930066
Label
Deconstructing Sammy : music, money, madness, and the mob, Matt Birkbeck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-267) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
280 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061450662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191930066
  • (OCoLC)191930066

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