In 1951, on the evening of the Academy Awards, Sammy Davis Jr. ignited the stage at an after-Oscar party that propelled him into international fame and would break down many racial barriers in the entertainment industry. From that night on, the amazing talent of the Rat Pack star would dazzle audiences, from the swankiest casinos of Las Vegas to the dangerous front lines of Vietnam.
When Sammy died in 1990, after losing his fight with throat cancer, another battle soon erupted, one which threatened to dismantle his legacy and the future of his estate. The $5 million debt that he’d left his Altovise, represented just one chapter in a tumultuous story that was filled with unfathomable glamour, multiple scandals and the treachery that accompanied the greed of their associates.
In this eye-witness account, I present stunning revelations and testimonies about the famous couple’s life – including their relationships with stars such as Bill Cosby, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor – as I chronicle, not only the final outcome of the Davis estate, but the tragic and triumphant events that preceded it.
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