SANDY: The Auto-biography of a Star by Allison & William Berloni Thomas

SANDY: The Auto-biography of a Star

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He's been rubbed by Jackie O, petted by Anne Bancroft, and photographed by Richard Avedon. Sandy is the shaggy star of Annie, boffo on Broadway and beneficiary of all the top-performer perks, including an understudy named Arf and this puffy confection. Born of an airedale mother and (presumably) part-wolfhound father, he had a rocky time of it for a while until rescued from the pound by Bill Berloni, carpenter/actor in the summer-stock version. Then the spotlight switches to rehearsals, a pre-opening accident, Washington tryouts (he's White House trained), and new tricks in the Big Apple. Between that long run on Broadway and runs in the park, he may have found a gravy train but this resembles the canned variety--moist and extended with filler--even ff the photos steal the show.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1978
Publisher: Simon & Schuster