Sammy Davis Jr. by Tracey Davis
My Father

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Tracey Davis and her internationally renowne d star of a father never got on until late in life. In this honest biography Tracey reveals what it was like to live in the shadow of a well-loved showbiz celebrity. '
 

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Published April 1, 1996 by General Pub Group. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Conversational memoir by the late performer's daughter, with the help of Associated Press arts and entertainment editor Barclay.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father

Publishers Weekly

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Like many children-of-celebrity biographies, this uneventful family memoir doesn't offer the most enlightening perspective on its subject-Pop was too busy hanging out with the Rat Pack to spend mu

Apr 29 1996 | Read Full Review of Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father

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The first Rat Pack actually revolved around Humphrey Bogart and included the likes of David Niven, Sid Luft, Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and a number of other Hollywood stars of the era.

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in this performance, though, comes during the final number, “Mr. Bojangles.” Personifying the title character with a bowl hat and walking cane, Davis delivers a definitive and iconic rendition of this signature song.

Jul 19 2007 | Read Full Review of Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father

Entertainment Weekly

C+ Originally posted Aug 03, 1990 Published in issue #25 Aug 03, 1990 Order article reprints

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Entertainment Weekly

Wil Haygood's incisive biography, In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr., reveals Davis hated his own blackness so much that he .

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Los Angeles Times

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Deconstructing Sammy Music, Money, Madness, and the Mob Matt Birkbeck Amistad: 288 pp., $25.95

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Alongside Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, he was one of the most famous performers of his era.

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