Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, and Madness

Paperback | September 1, 2009

byMatt Birkbeck

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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 <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Hollywood and <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">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. <_o3a_p>

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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, ...

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Adored by millions, Sammy Davis Jr. was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. Years later his once-vivacious wife, Altovise, heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century, was living in poverty. W...

Award-winning investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck is a former correspondent forPeoplemagazine and has written for theNew York Times,Reader's Digest,Boston Magazine, and thePhiladelphia Inquirer. He is the author ofA Beautiful ChildandA Deadly Secret, which was the subject of an MSNBC documentary, and coauthor ofTill Death Do Us Part...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Davis’s remarkable life is certainly well-trod territory. Nevertheless, through interviews with close friends and confidants who had never spoken publicly before, Birkbeck digs up many startling details.”