Sammy Davis Jr.

Artist / Television Presenter / Actor | * 12/08/1925 († 64, 05/16/1990) | Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, comedian, and activist who has been called "the greatest entertainer ever to grace a stage in these United States." At age three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service, he returned to the trio and 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, at the age of 29, he lost his left eye in a car accident. Several years later, he converted to Judaism, finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities. After a starring role on Broadway in Mr Wonderful (1956), he returned to the stage in 1964's Golden Boy. Davis's film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960, he appeared in the Rat Pack film Ocean's 11. In 1966, he had his own TV variety show, titled The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. While Davis's career slowed in the late 1960s, his biggest hit, "The Candy Man", reached the top of the Billboard Hot 10... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Music | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Sammy Davis Jr.

Spingarn Medal Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Kennedy Center Honors Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor

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Movies with Sammy Davis Jr. as Actor(60)

as Self (archive footage)2020 Out of Shadows
as Self (archive footage)2017 Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
as Himself (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Himself (archive footage)2015 Chita Rivera: A Lot Of Livin' To Do
as Himself (archive footage)2012 Music According to Tom Jobim
as himself (archive footage)2008 Let's Play, Boy
as Himself (archive footage)2002 It's Black Entertainment
as Himself (archive footage)2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years
as Himself (archive footage)2001 The Ocean's 11 Story
as Little Mo1989 Tap
as himself1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th
as himself1989 The Ultimate Event
as himself1988 Moon Over Parador
as The Caterpillar1985 Alice In Wonderland
as Himself - Host1985 That's Dancing!
as Morris Fenderbaum1984 Cannonball Run II
as himself1983 Smorgasbord
as Head Ratte1982 Heidi's Song
as Morris Fenderbaum1981 The Cannonball Run
as Littlechap1978 Sammy Stops the World
as Himeself1975 Doris Day Today
as Kid Dandy1974 Gone with the West
as Old Little Moon / Narrator1974 Gone with the West
as himself1974 James Dean Remembered
as Sammy1973 Poor Devil
as himself1973 Save the Children
as himself1973 Old Faithful
as Ezekiel Smith1971 The Trackers
as Charles Salt1970 One More Time
as Big Daddy1969 Sweet Charity
as Larry Miller1969 The Pigeon
as Charles Salt1968 Salt & Pepper
as himself1967 Movin' with Nancy
as Adam Johnson1966 A Man Called Adam
as Truck driver1965 Nightmare in the Sun
as Educated1963 Johnny Cool
as Moritatensänger1963 The Threepenny Opera
as Jonah Williams1962 Sergeants 3
as Wino1962 Convicts 4
as Beppo1961 The Day of the Fox
as himself1960 Pepe
as Josh Howard1960 Ocean's Eleven
as Sportin' Life1959 Porgy and Bess
as Danny Johnson1958 Anna Lucasta
as Sammy Davis Jr. (voice) (uncredited)1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
as himself1956 Jazz Ball
as Henry Johnson1933 Seasoned Greetings
as Rufus Jones1933 Rufus Jones for President

TV Shows/Series with Sammy Davis Jr. as Actor(31)

Movies with Sammy Davis Jr. as Crew(2)

Production/Producer1971 The Trackers

Full Name: Samuel George Davis
Born: Tuesday, 12/08 1925 (December) in New York City
Died: Wednesday, 05/16 1990 (May) in Beverly Hills (aged: 64)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Record Label: Decca, Charly Records
Spouses (current/former): May Britt, Altovise Davis
Mother: Elvera Sanchez
Other names for Sammy Davis Jr. (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sammy Davis"
"Samuel George Davis Jr."
"Samuel George Davis"
"The Will Maston Trio"
"Will Maston Trio"
"Sammy Jr. & Altovise"
"Sammy Davis Jnr."
"Сэмми Дэвис мл."
"Sammy Davis, Jr."
Sammy Davis Jr. frequently works together with these people:
Jerry Lewis (17x, Actor)
Frank Sinatra (14x, Actor)
Dean Martin (11x, Actor)
Vincent Price (10x, Actor)
Shelley Winters (10x, Actress)
Eddie Albert (9x, Actor)
Kirk Douglas (9x, Actor)
Don Rickles (9x, Actor)
Harry Belafonte (9x, Actor)
Cesar Romero (9x, Actor)
Lawrence Dobkin (9x, Actor)
Gene Nelson (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:194012, Added: 07/20/2018, Last updated: 09/07/2020