Arthur Silber, Jr. is an American businessman and author.
Silber is the son of Arthur Silber, Sr., a successful agent in the entertainment industry, as well as his mother, Monya Silber, who was a dancer and movie actress.
Arthur is best known for his involvement with Sammy Davis, Jr. He first met Sammy in 1946 while traveling with his father to Hawaii. Six years later,after graduating high school, Arthur was hired by Sammy Davis, Jr, serving as his production assistant as well as personal assistant, which officially launched the younger Silber's career in the entertainment industry.
In 1960, Silber and Davis founded a business, Samart Enterprises, a joint venture between the two originally meant to enable them to self-produce various media, including movies and TV shows.
SIlber spent a total of twenty five years altogether with Sammy Davis, Jr., developing not only not close business relationship but also a close personal friendship with the star.
As well as Sammy Davis, Jr, Silber's career has involved him with a number of other actors, including Debbie Reynolds, Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, and Danny Thomas, among others. Arthur was a renowned Lighting Director up until his retirement in 2008.
As well as his experience in the entertainment industry, Silber is an author, most known for his bibliographical memoir on Davis, entitled Sammy Davis, Jr: Me and My Shadow, published by Samart Enetrprises. Me and My Shadow won an Erwin Award by the Book Publicists of Southern California. Encouraged by the success of the original, SIlber has begun work on a second book about Davis,entitled Sammy: A Life In Pictures, From Vaudeville to the Rat Pack and Beyond, containing photos and stories, most of which have not been previously viewed by the public.
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