Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives Of Bobby Darin And Sandra Dee - By Their Son Dodd Darin
Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee - by Their Son Dodd Darin
The superstars of an era, singing star Bobby Darin and movie star Sandra Dee were the perfect American show business couple. Now, their son reveals the fascinating truth about these stars, based on his own memories, interviews, and letters. Features rare photographs.
From Library Journal
Darin was an extraordinarily talented singer who became a pretty good actor; Dee was an extraordinarily beautiful child model who became a pretty good actress. Both were major stars when they married-she at age 16 and he at 24-and this is the fairly depressing story of their lives and of their brief marriage as told by their son. Dodd Darin relies on his own memory and on extensive recollections from the family's friends and associates. His father suffered from a heart condition that he knew would kill him at a relatively young age and that led him to concentrate on his career to a fanatical degree. His mother was a teenaged alcoholic, hobbled by an abusive childhood and an intrusive, overprotective mother who never permitted her to grow up. Their marriage was doomed from...