Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Actor, singer, dancer
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Sammy Davis Jr.

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.

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Full name at birth
Samuel George Davis Jr.
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Claim to fame
Member of the 'Rat Pack'
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Date of birth
8 December 1925
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Place of birth
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
16 May 1990
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Place of death
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Throat Cancer
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Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
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Occupation
Singer • dancer • actor • comedian • activist
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Height
5' 5" (165 cm)
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Distinctive feature
His Glass Eye (The Left Eye).
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Net worth
$5,000,000 USD
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