Actor, Singer, Dancer, Musician
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...Wikipedia
Age: 64 (age at death)
Born: 8th December, 1925, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: 16th May, 1990, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 5" (165 cm)
Claim to Fame: Member of the "Rat Pack"
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Marilyn and I were rumored to be an item. We were friends. Nothing more. Marilyn was one of the sweetest creatures that ever lived.
All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn`t be welcome at the White House.
Shortly before his death surgeons removed his voice box in a larengectomy, but the cancer had spread.
Starred in the 1964 Broadway Musical "Golden Boy" for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) in 1965; he lost to Zero Mostel for "Fiddler on the Roof." "Golden Boy" also featured many then unknown or relatively unknown talents such as Roy Glenn who later portrayed the father of John Prentice/Sidney Poitier in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967); other talents included then very young performers Lola Falana, Louis Gossett Jr., who later won an Oscar for his performance in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982); and Johnny Brown who is best remembered for his portrayal of "Nathan 'Buffalo Butt' Bookman" on the popular television sitcom "Good Times" (1974). A then unknown performer named Ben Vereen was Davis' understudy in "Golden Boy."
NEW YORK A new national tour of "Dreamgirls" will kick off a year from now at Harlem`s Apollo Theater, which is where the opening scene of the musical takes place.
The revival, directed and choreographed by Bobby Longbottom, will premiere in November 2009 at the legendary theater where many great entertainers including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr., and James Brown first won acclaim.
The show`s producers will hold open auditions Saturday at the theater to cast the three Dreams, a female singing group that is the focus of the... Read More
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