Trade Mark (3)
“Buddy Holly” style glasses
His flat-top haircut
Breathy high-pitched laugh
Served in the United States Marine Corps.
(January 8, 1999) Filed $600,000 breach-of-contract suit against A&W restaurant chain when it refused to pay for commercials after an episode of his television series featured competitor McDonald’s.
He wrote a memoir titled ‘Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined’ in 2000, which got on The New York Times Bestseller list. In the memoir, he addressed his difficult childhood, which included the tragic loss of his father to a fatal brain tumor when Drew was 8 years old, as well as episodes of sexual abuse at the hands of a member of his extended family. These dark incidents prompted an early onset of depression and Carey twice attempted suicide before the age of 25.