Sammy King’s Book, “Time On the Boards”

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If you haven’t heard, one of the great ventriloquists, Sammy King has a new book out titled, “Time On The Boards”.

Here’s a synopis of it:

A fascinating autobiography by one of the premier variety artistes of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sammy’s amazing life story reads like fiction…but it’s all “the real deal.” From his humble beginnings on a Texas snake farm to his ovation-garnering performances in the most prestigious showrooms around the world, this true tale is filled with laughter, tears, heartbreak, life-threatening illnesses, and life-changing triumphs. Sammy King – often referred to as “The King of Ventriloquists” – shares his life story as only he could. In his informal, friendly style, Sammy relates his unusual childhood, his early influences, his lengthy career as a top variety entertainer in venues literally around the world and then finally his rise to prominence as the preeminent coach and adviser to many of today’s professional ventriloquists. As a special bonus, Sammy includes the family- friendly version of his classic script with Francisco, including stage directions and a discussion of the character. Whether you’re an entertainer or not, you’ll find this show biz memoir a scintillating read as well as a wonderful gift for the aspiring entertainers in your life.

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