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, comedian, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians…

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I Should Care
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I Should Care
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The Rhythm Of Life
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The Rhythm Of Life
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Kansas City
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Kansas City
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I've Gotta Be Me
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I've Gotta Be Me
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Love Me or Leave Me
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Love Me or Leave Me
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Who Can I Turn To
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Who Can I Turn To
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Oh Lonesome Me
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Oh Lonesome Me
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Mr Bojangles
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Mr Bojangles
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Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
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Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
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The Going's Great
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The Going's Great
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Yes I Can
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Yes I Can
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Another Spring
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Another Spring
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Walkin' My Baby Back Home
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Walkin' My Baby Back Home
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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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I Concentrate On You
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I Concentrate On You
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In A Persian Market
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In A Persian Market
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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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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, comedian, 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 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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