WIL HAYGOOD is a former Boston Globe (where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Washington Post reporter. Haygood has received writing fellowships from the Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Alicia Patterson Foundations. His biographies of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, and Thurgood Marshall have been widely acclaimed, As Has his Most recent book, Colorization: 100 Years Of Black Cinema in a White World. IN 2022 he was the recipient of The Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, whose other recipients include Gloria Steinem, Louise Erdrich, Barbara Kingsolver, and Colm Tóibín. Haygood also wrote the New York Times bestseller, The Butler: A Witness to History, which was adapted into an award-winning movie. Haygood is currently serving an appointment as Boadway Visiting Distinguished Scholar at his alma mater, Miami University, Ohio.
This biography of entertainment legend Sammy Davis, Jr. is an enthralling portrait of one of the most recognizable figures from the golden age of American show business. Davis, a guarded man who protected his private life with great vigor, lived an extrao... SEE MORE