Samuel Davis Jr

Samuel George Davis Jr (1925 - 1990)

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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr
Born in Harlem, New York, USAmap
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Died in Beverly Hill, California, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 May 2016
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Biography

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.[1]


Sources

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Davis_Jr.

  1. Sammy Davis Jr. Biography. http://www.biography.com/people/sammy-davis-jr-9268223 . Retrieved June 6, 2013, as cited on Wikipedia.

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Civil Rights March on Washington, DC: Actor Sammy Davis Jr among the crowd.
Civil Rights March on Washington, DC: Actor Sammy Davis Jr among the crowd.

Sammy Davis Jr, 1966
Sammy Davis Jr, 1966

NBC Archives of The Perry Como Show, appearance by Sammy Davis Jr in 1966
NBC Archives of The Perry Como Show, appearance by Sammy Davis Jr in 1966

flickr via Wikipedia Back in the day, the Rat Pack partied hardy at the Cal-Neva Casino. L-R: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop
flickr via Wikipedia Back in the day, the Rat Pack partied hardy at the Cal-Neva Casino. L-R: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop

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