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Why Me: The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story

Sammy Davis Jr.

Published
ISBN : 9780446360258
Paperback
32 pages
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 About the Book 

You name it and it sounds as if Sammy Davis Jr. has done it. In this sprawling, revealing, lively second autobiography (following the bestseller Yes, I Can , also coauthored with the Boyars) stories of money, sex, violence, drugs, booze, fame, luxuryMoreYou name it and it sounds as if Sammy Davis Jr. has done it. In this sprawling, revealing, lively second autobiography (following the bestseller Yes, I Can , also coauthored with the Boyars) stories of money, sex, violence, drugs, booze, fame, luxury and extravagance spill out relentlessly. Superstardom, admits Davis, has always been his be-all and end-all, and the almost obligatory downside--failed marriages, sickness, age, his own personal IRS auditor--are featured heavily here, along with insider show-biz gossip. More up-tone tales involve life-long buddy and supporter Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, the Kennedys, Richard Nixon. At the core of the book is the extraordinary black experience of the last 50 years. Davis became a star in the 40s at a Vegas hotel where he could headline but not sleep. In the 70s, he slept in Lincolns bed in the White House, guest of the president. Even Mr. Wonderful (Daviss first Broadway smash hit) couldnt top that.