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 and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, musicians, and other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr. and 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, finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities.

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 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'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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Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
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Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
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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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Talk To The Animals
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Talk To The Animals
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MP - Bojangles Ident
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MP - Bojangles Ident
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Fabulous Places
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Fabulous Places
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The Candy Man
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The Candy Man
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There's Nothing Like A Dame
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There's Nothing Like A Dame
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Rhythm Of Life
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Rhythm Of Life
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Me And My Shadow
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Me And My Shadow
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Sweet Charity: The Rhythm of Life - 1969 Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Sweet Charity: The Rhythm of Life - 1969 Motion Picture Soundtrack
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The Rhythm Of Life
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The Rhythm Of Life
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Yes I Can
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Yes I Can
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Night Song
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Night Song
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Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat
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Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat
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Guys & Dolls
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Guys & Dolls
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Rhythm Of Life
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Rhythm Of Life

Rhythm Of Life

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The Goin's Great
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The Goin's Great
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I've Gotta Be Me
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I've Gotta Be Me
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