Review of the book: The unlikely celebrity: Bill Sackter’s triumph over disability.

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J. David Smith, Professor, Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Bill Sackter's Triumph Over Disability. T. Walz. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998. In 1981, I saw Mickey Rooney in a made-for-television movie entitled Bill. In the movie Rooney portrayed a man who had lived for more than 40 years in a mental retardation institution and then, with the help of good friends, made a new life for himself in a university community. I remember the movie well. When I picked up the book The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph Over Disability, the image of Mickey Rooney and his brilliant acting in the role of Bill dominated my thoughts about the man.

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Language: English
Date: 1999
book reviews, developmental disabilities, Bill Sackter

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