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Why Me? The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story

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Why Me? is the self-portrait of one of the extraordinary men of our time, who became a figure of controversy because he dared to live his life not as a Negro but as a man. "I've got to be a star like another man has to breathe," write Sammy Davis. "I've got to get so big, so powerful, so famous that the day will come when they'll look at me and see a man, and then somewher ...more
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Published May 24th 2013 by Smashwords Edition
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Lisa
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
I have always thought Sammy was exceptionally talented, but I almost wish I hadn't read this book. His profligate spending, drug use, promiscuity, and neglect of his children annoyed and disappointed me. He'd spend thousands of dollars on a shirt and seemed surprised to find himself in debt when he was making millions each year. I didn't buy his excuse that he needed huge diamonds on every finger to maintain his stardom.
At least his kids had May Britt, who seemed like a great mother.

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Sammy Davis Jr.foi uma pessoa complexa. O livro mostra uma pessoa que gravita entre ajudar sua comunidade e se preocupar em manter o status quo. Talvez seu ponto mais controverso foi a associação com Nixon.

Um ponto negativo é o livro ser muito condescendente com ele em relação as suas justificativas com a família.
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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
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