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Burt Boyar

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Burt Boyar, born in New York in 1927, was thrown into the limelight at an early age. His father, Benjamin Boyar, worked for acclaimed Broadway producer Max Gordon, and Burt grew into the showbiz environment, eventually nabbing the lead role of Archie Andrews at age 12, and starring in various other radio dramas and commercials.

A passion for the literary arts caused him to drop out of school, and pursue his career as a showbiz columnist. He met Sammy Davis Jr. while scheduling an interview, and the two became firm friends, leading Burt to co-write and publish Davis` autobiography, “Yes I Can” and its follow up “Why Me?”, as well as the compendium of photographs “Photo By Sammy Davis, Jr.”, concluding Boyar´s work as his best friend`s histor
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Burt Boyar I don't believe in writers' block. Once I get involved with characters and their lives it just keeps coming until I am too tired to continue until tom…moreI don't believe in writers' block. Once I get involved with characters and their lives it just keeps coming until I am too tired to continue until tomorrow. That applies to my novels as well as biographies. I hope this is not holier-than-thou but writing books is work. It's fun work but work never the less and requires heavy concentration and determined application for as many hours a day as you can physically and mentally handle.(less)
Burt Boyar I work at home, never get caught in traffic jams and I can do it night and day or both when I'm excited about a project.…moreI work at home, never get caught in traffic jams and I can do it night and day or both when I'm excited about a project.(less)
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Why Me?: The Sammy Davis, J...

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Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Invisible Scars

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World Class

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Hitler Stopped by Franco

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Blessed

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Madonna's star treatment

Madonna has been criticized for being allowed to not wait in line like all other people to sign in for jury duty. I think that is naive of her critics, especially the press who report it. Why?
Madonna is not like "other people". We anonymous folk don't get our clothes torn off for souveneirs by celbridiots.

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