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  1. Sammy Davis Jr. - Wikipedia

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    Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor, vaudevillian and comedian who has been called "the greatest entertainer ever to grace a stage in these United States."

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  2. Sammy Davis Jr. - IMDb

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    Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world". He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Cuban and African-American ancestry.

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  4. Tracey Davis, daughter of Sammy Davis Jr., dead at 59

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    Nov 17, 2020 · NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tracey Davis, an author and daughter of Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. and actress May Britt, has died. She was 59. Davis’ ex-husband Guy Garner told The Associated Press...

  5. Sammy Davis, Jr. | Biography, Movies, & Facts | Britannica

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    Dec 04, 2020 · Sammy Davis, Jr., (born December 8, 1925, New York, New York, U.S.—died May 16, 1990, Los Angeles, California), American singer, dancer, and entertainer. At age three Davis began performing in vaudeville with his father and uncle, Will Mastin, in the Will Mastin Trio.

  6. Sammy Davis Jr. - Biography - IMDb

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    Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world". He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Cuban and African-American ancestry.

  7. Remembering Sammy Davis Jr.’s car accident in San Bernardino ...

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    Nov 16, 2019 · Sammy Davis Jr. left his eye in San Bernardino, and that was all too real. Departing Las Vegas for a Hollywood recording session, Davis was driving through the Cajon Pass on Route 66 when he came...

  8. Sammy Davis Jr. - Children, Candy Man & Movies - Biography

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    Sammy Davis Jr. overcame prevailing racism to establish himself as an entertainment legend, becoming a successful comedian, actor, dancer and singer. As part of the Rat Pack, with Frank Sinatra and...

  9. 7 Facts About Sammy Davis Jr. - Biography

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    • He lost an eye in a car accident. On November 19, 1954, Davis was driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to record a soundtrack for the film Six Bridges to Cross.
    • He converted to Judaism. Life was different after Davis' car accident. He believed that surviving the crash was a miracle and spent much of his recovery reflecting on his existence.
    • He held a grudge against JFK. According to Davis’ 1989 biography, John F. Kennedy asked the entertainer not to participate in the 1961 Presidential inauguration, because the sight of the Black entertainer alongside his wife, May Britt (who was white), would potentially anger Southerners.
    • He had a close bond with fellow Rat Packer Frank Sinatra. During his teens, Davis Jr. first met Frank Sinatra when he helped open for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Sinatra.
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