Music: Run Like a Good Boy

The first songs Sammy Fain sent to a publisher came back fast. But that didn't stop Sammy. Ever since he could remember, he had wanted to be a songwriter. The son of a cantor, he was just out of his teens and full of pep. "I felt I hadda sell my songs in person. So I went to New York personally."

For $25 a week, says Sammy, "I killed myself."

As a songwriter-plugger for Jack Mills, Inc., Sammy filled in the gaps on radio stations between soap operas. "I'd finish a spot on WMCA or WHN and want to go home for dinner...

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