Bobby Darin: A Life

Bobby Darin A Life Bobby Darin fit into his years alive than most people fit into longer lifetimes By the age of Darin was a pop idol with chart toppers Splish Splash and Dream Lovers A year later he reinvented

  • Title: Bobby Darin: A Life
  • Author: Michael Seth Starr
  • ISBN: 9781589791213
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bobby Darin fit into his 37 years alive than most people fit into longer lifetimes By the age of 22, Darin was a pop idol with chart toppers Splish Splash and Dream Lovers A year later, he reinvented himself as a Sinatra style crooner with Mack the Knife and Beyond the Sea, winning a Grammy Award, the adulation of millions, a Hollywood contract, and a starleBobby Darin fit into his 37 years alive than most people fit into longer lifetimes By the age of 22, Darin was a pop idol with chart toppers Splish Splash and Dream Lovers A year later, he reinvented himself as a Sinatra style crooner with Mack the Knife and Beyond the Sea, winning a Grammy Award, the adulation of millions, a Hollywood contract, and a starlet wife, Sandra Dee His sense of urgency drove him throughout his life and if it seemed as though Darin was trying to do it all, he was a rheumatic heart doomed him to an early death Bobby Darin examines the entertainer s entire life, from his boyhood in the Bronx, where he was born Walden Robert Cassotto, to his rise as a musical sensation, his rocky marriage to Sandra Dee, and the evolution of his career from pop idol to swingin crooner to folk singer Also detailed is the shocking secret Darin learned later in life that his sister Nina was actually his mother, and that Polly, the woman he thought was his mother, was actually his grandmother and how he spent the last five years of his life consumed by bitterness and anger over the betrayal Interviews with such close friends and relatives as Steve Blauner, Darin s best friend and business manager, Gary Walden, Darin s half brother, Dick Clark, Wayne Newton, Neil Sedaka, Tony Orlando, and many others will give the book a special intimacy and provide a deeply revealing portrait of the man.

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    1 thought on “Bobby Darin: A Life”

    1. ***1/2 A fascinating look at the life of Bobby Darin, warts and all. Starr, the TV columnist for the NY Post, doesn't sugar-coat any of the star's failings and gives an honest assessment. I remember watching Beyond the Sea when it came out and I don't recall Darin being so involved in politics. It was interesting to read the stories about his involvement with Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr as well as some of the challenged in his personal life, particularly those with his mother and Sa [...]

    2. The life journey of Bobby Darin was an interesting read. He was gifted, talented and motivated. In spite of his physical challenges, he had a strong drive. The live stage was where he shone the brightest. I was surprised to learn about some of his close connections. I find it fascinating to discover the person behind the persona. Bobby Darin had his share of problems, maybe more, but he left a big mark in his short life. A well told story of a truly remarkable person.

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