Anthony Scaduto

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Anthony Scaduto (March 7, 1932 – December 12, 2017) was an American journalist and biographer of rock musicians, who also wrote under the name Tony Sciacca. His most famous work is Dylan, a biography of Bob Dylan, first published in 1972. It is regarded as an influential book in the field, being one of the first to take an investigative approach to writing about his subject.

In 1974, Scaduto wrote Scapegoat, an investigation into the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, who was executed in April 1936 for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby. Scaduto's thesis was that Hauptmann was innocent and that the police either manufactured or suppressed vital evidence.

He also wrote biographies of Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy. Scaduto has also written for Playboy, Penthouse, and the New York Post. At the Post, he was known as an expert on crime and the Mafia.[1]

He died on December 12, 2017 at the age of 85.[2]


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie (2006). "Anthony Scaduto". Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  2. ^ Anthony Scaduto, an Early Biographer of Dylan, Dies at 85