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 the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as 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.
|Full name at birth||
Samuel George Davis Jr.
|Claim to fame||
Member of the 'Rat Pack'
|Date of birth||
8 December 1925
|Place of birth||
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
|Date of death||
16 May 1990
|Place of death||
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Cause of death||
Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
Singer • dancer • actor • comedian • activist
5' 5" (165 cm)
His Glass Eye (The Left Eye).
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