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April 16, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Down in Texas, Jim McIngvale is known as "Mattress Mack." But that doesn't mean he plans to keep his cash in one. After conquering the Houston furniture market with a series of zany commercials that inspire comparisons to Southern California auto dealer Cal Worthington, McIngvale has turned his attention to Hollywood. He is betting $16 million from his own bank account--about 40% of his net worth by his own accounting--on a single film, "Sidekicks."
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April 16, 1993 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Down in Texas, Jim McIngvale is known as "Mattress Mack." But that doesn't mean he plans to keep his cash in one. After conquering the Houston furniture market with a series of zany commercials that inspire comparisons to Southern California auto dealer Cal Worthington, McIngvale has turned his attention to Hollywood. He is betting $16 million from his own bank account--about 40% of his net worth by his own accounting--on a single film, "Sidekicks."
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