American singer [What Kind of Fool Am I (1962, Grammy Hall of Fame - 2002); Candy Man], tap dancer, actor, pianist, drummer, comedian, noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. Part of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, with whom he starred in several films.
NAACP awarded Davis the Spingarn Medal (1968) and the NAACP Image Award (1989).
Davis was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987.
In 2001, he was posthumously awarded, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars inducted Davis with a star at the front of Riviera Hotel in 2006.
He was inducted in 2008 by the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site (now Park) into their International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.
In 2017 he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame for being the Greatest Entertainer in the World said the founder of the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson.
Davis has a B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) chapter located in Bethesda, Maryland.