Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Sammy an Autobiography

by Sammy Davis , Jr.

  • ISBN: 9780374293550
  • ISBN10: 0374293554

Sammy an Autobiography

by Sammy Davis , Jr.

  • List Price: $28.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780374293550
  • ISBN10: 0374293554
used Add to Cart $4.50
You save: 84%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $66.68
Marketplace Item
Description: Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990) rose from childhood stardom on the vaudeville stage to become one of the most famous African-American entertainers of the 1950s and 1960s (and the only black member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack). At the same time, he spent most of his career surrounded by controversy and ridicule -- over his affairs with white film stars, his 1960 marriage to Swedish actress May Britt, his conversion to Judaism, his closeness to the Kennedy's (and later to Richard Nixon), and his problems with alcohol and drugs.

When Davis published his first memoir, Yes I Can, in 1965, it was a critical and popular success -- acclaimed for a candor and thoughtfulness rare in celebrity autobiographies and for its painful evocation of life as a black performer in segregated America. Davis's 1980 memoir, Why Me?, laid bare Davis's troubled relationship with the Kennedys, his ambivalence toward the black pride movement, the end of his marriage to Britt (and his complex open marriage with Altovise Davis), and his flamboyant, self-loathing misbehavior, from ruinous extravagance to flirtations with Satanism.

Davis's co-writer Burt Boyar has revised Davis's memoirs, incorporating material from unpublished interviews, and has added a new prologue and epilogue. The result is not only the life story of one of the most popular entertainers of his era, but also a testament to Davis's role as an unacknowledged -- and often uncomfortable -- leader in the struggle for racial equality.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$7.18
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$8.98
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$9.98
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Bookfeathers LLC
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Neither remainder nor ex-lib. Softcover in black photo-illustrated wraps with
[...]
Price:
$11.25
Comments:
Neither remainder nor ex-lib. Softcover in black photo-illustrated wraps with
[...]
Seller: GridFreed
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Condition: New
Price:
$66.68
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$100.66
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).