Sammy Davis Jr.
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1925-12-08
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Sammy Davis Jr.

Biography

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and ...

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Biography

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service Davis returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's (in West Hollywood) after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in a car accident, and several years later, he converted to Judaism.

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But Not For Me
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But Not For Me
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Earthbound
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Earthbound
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Rhythm Of Life
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Rhythm Of Life
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Something's Gotta Give
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Something's Gotta Give
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Guys and Dolls
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Guys and Dolls
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Up Up and Away
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Up Up and Away
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Candy Man
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Candy Man
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In A Persian Market
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In A Persian Market
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I’ve Got You Under My Skin
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I’ve Got You Under My Skin
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Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
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Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
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It's Christmas Time All Over The World
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It's Christmas Time All Over The World
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There Is Nothing Like A Dame
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There Is Nothing Like A Dame
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New York’s My Home
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New York’s My Home
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Make Someone Happy
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Make Someone Happy
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The Lady's In Love With You
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The Lady's In Love With You
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Sam's Song
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Sam's Song
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Can’t We Be Friends?
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Can’t We Be Friends?
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Sweet Gingerbread Man
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Sweet Gingerbread Man
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Easy To Love
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Easy To Love
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It's A Musical World
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It's A Musical World
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Deep Purple
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Deep Purple
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Bye Bye Blackbird
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Bye Bye Blackbird
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A Wonderful Day Like Today
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A Wonderful Day Like Today
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I've Got To Be Me
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I've Got To Be Me
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A Foggy Day In London Town
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A Foggy Day In London Town
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Sammy Davis Jr. Biography

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service Davis returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's (in West Hollywood) after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in a car accident, and several years later, he converted to Judaism.

Davis's film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960, he appeared in the first Rat Pack film, Ocean's 11. After a starring role on Broadway in 1956's Mr Wonderful, he returned to the stage in 1964's Golden Boy. In 1966 he had his own TV variety show, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Davis's career slowed in the late 1960s, but he had a hit record with "The Candy Man" in 1972 and became a star in Las Vegas, earning him the nickname "Mister Show Business".

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