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Sing a Pretty Song . . . : The "Offbeat" Life of Edie Adams, Including the Ernie Kovacs Years

Adams, Edie with Robert Windeler

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ISBN 10: 0688073417 / ISBN 13: 9780688073411
Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: William Morrow, 1990, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
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First Edition. Inscribed By Author. Inscribed on front endpaper thus: "To Gilbert & Roz - From Earthquake to toothache & back again - Many Thanks! Edie Adams May 1994" in black thin point felt pen which is NOT bleeding. Fine in near fine dj which may be slightly sunned on the spine. Jacket has no tears, no chips, and is not price-clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 004861

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Title: Sing a Pretty Song . . . : The "Offbeat" ...

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: William Morrow, 1990, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Book by Adams, Edie, Windeler, Robert

From Publishers Weekly:

Singer-actress Adams, writing with Windeler ( Shirley Temple ), recalls that her career skyrocketed when she married comic genius Ernie Kovacs. Their marriage lasted 11 years, until his death in an auto accident in 1962 at age 43. This funny, sad memoir of Adams's life with and as the widow of the "mad Hungarian" virtually recreates the couple's idiosyncratic TV skits on classic shows like Three to Get Ready . There is a laudable lack of either bitterness or boasting in the book, although Adams, who found herself straddled with debt following Kovacs's death, has reason for both. We're shown instead her insouciance and talent for soldiering on, as when she summoned her three young daughters to a family party: "This is a big celebration . . . We've just made our big payment on your father's tennis club seized for taxes. Now there's only one million, nine hundred forty-nine thousand to go." Photos.
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