Burt Boyar

Burt Boyar

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Burt Boyar, born in New York in 1927, was thrown into the limelight at an early age. His father, Benjamin Boyar, worked for acclaimed Broadway producer Max Gordon, and Burt grew into the showbiz environment, eventually nabbing the lead role of Archie Andrews at age 12, and starring in various other radio dramas and commercials. A passion for the literary arts caused him to drop out of school, and pursue his career as a showbiz columnist. He met Sammy Davis Jr. while scheduling an interview, and the two became firm friends, leading Burt to co-write and publish Davis` autobiography, “Yes I Can” and its follow up “Why Me?”, as well as the compendium of photographs “Photo By Sammy Davis, Jr.”, concluding Boyar´s work as his best friend`s historian. Burt is currently pursuing a long-awaited film adaptation of “Yes I Can”, in order to put to rest the rumors and misconceptions about his dear friend Sammy.Since then, Boyar has written several historic boos and memoirs, partnered by his late wife Jane, who passed away in 1997.
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