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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)
Nationality: American
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."

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anna - who he is dating!! or who he has dated. (3 years ago)
karl59 - Sammy will always be THE MAN! (5 years ago)
bootsybrown - alright Sammy, iknew you woundnt let me down (6 years ago)
BOB LEWIS - WITH ALL THOSE WOMEN HE HAD, NEBVER METIONED HE ALSO WAS IN VOLVED WITH PORNO STAR WHO MADE DEEP THROAT AND NOT TO FORGET AS HE TELLS THE STOY NEVER MADE A HIT ON SALLEY JESSEE RAPHAEL TO HIS DISSAPPOINTMENT AND HER LOSS; (6 years ago)

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