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

Sammy Davis Jr. Biography (Wikipedia)

Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, comedian and activist known for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At age three, Davis Jr. began his career in vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally.

After military service, Davis Jr. returned to the trio and 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, at the age of 29, he lost his left eye in a car accident. Several years later, he converted to Judaism, finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities.

Davis Jr.'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 Mr Wonderful (1956), he returned to the stage in 1964's Golden Boy. In 1966 he had his own TV variety show, titled The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Davis' 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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Mr Bojangles
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Mr Bojangles
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Candy Man
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Candy Man
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Rhythm Of Life
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Rhythm Of Life

Rhythm Of Life

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Sweet Charity Cast
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The Birth Of The Blues
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The Birth Of The Blues
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You Can Count On Me(Hawaii 5-0 Theme)
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You Can Count On Me(Hawaii 5-0 Theme)
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The Goin's Great
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The Goin's Great
Cy Coleman
Rhythm Of Life
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Rhythm Of Life
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What Kind Of Fool Am I
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What Kind Of Fool Am I
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Something's Gotta Give
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Something's Gotta Give
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Face to Face
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Face to Face
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At The Crossroads
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At The Crossroads
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The Rhythm Of Life
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The Rhythm Of Life
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You Can Count On Me
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You Can Count On Me
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The Thrill Is Gone
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The Thrill Is Gone
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Don't Blame Me
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Don't Blame Me
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The Gingerbread Man
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The Gingerbread Man
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I've Gotta Be Me
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I've Gotta Be Me
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The Rhythm Of Life
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The Rhythm Of Life

The Rhythm Of Life

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I Have Dreamed
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I Have Dreamed
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Me And My Shadow
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Me And My Shadow
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Love Me Or Leave Me
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Love Me Or Leave Me
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That Old Black Magic
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That Old Black Magic
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