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Sammy Davis Jr.

Television Presenter / Actor | * 12/08/1925 († 64, 05/16/1990) | Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, actor, comedian and dancer. At age two, Davis began his career in Vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally, and his film career began in 1933. After military service, Davis 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 both by black Americans and Jewish communities. In 1958, he faced a backlash for his involvement with a white woman at a time when interracial relationships were taboo in the U.S. and where interracial marriage was not legalized nationwide until 1967. Davis had a starring role on Broadway in Mr. Wonderful with Chita Rivera (1956). In 1960, he appeared in the Rat Pack film Ocean's 11. He returned to the stage in 1964 in a musical adaptation of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy. Davis was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance. The show featured the first interracial kiss on Broadway. In 1966, he had his own TV varie... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Music | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Sammy Davis Jr.

Spingarn Medal Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Kennedy Center Honors Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Star On Hollywood Walk 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(75)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Kim Novak: Hollywood's Golden Age Rebel
as Archive Footage2022 This Is Joan Collins
as Self (archive footage)2021 Dean Martin: King of Cool
as Self - Singer (archive footage)2017 John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood
as Self (archive footage)2017 Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
as Self (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Self (archive footage)2015 Chita Rivera: A Lot Of Livin' To Do
as self (archive footage)2014 Selma
as Self (archive footage)2012 Music According to Tom Jobim
as himself (archive footage)2008 Let's Play, Boy
as Self (archive footage)2004 TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
as Self (archive footage)2002 It's Black Entertainment
as Self (archive footage)2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years
as Self (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 Self (archival footage)1985 Hollywood's Funniest All-Star Bloopers
as Self - Host1985 That's Dancing!
as Fenderbaum1984 Cannonball Run II
as himself1983 Smorgasbord
as Self (archive footage)1982 Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
as Head Ratte1982 Heidi's Song
as Fenderbaum1981 The Cannonball Run
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1981 This Is Elvis
as Littlechap1978 Sammy Stops the World
as Kid Dandy1975 Gone with the West
as Himeself1975 Doris Day Today
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 Self (archive footage)1968 The Movie Orgy
as himself1967 Movin' with Nancy
as himself1966 The Strolling '20s
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 Self - Singer / Dancer / Impressionist1960 Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley
as himself1960 Pepe
as Josh Howard1960 Ocean's Eleven
as Sportin' Life1959 Porgy and Bess
as Danny1958 Anna Lucasta
as Sammy Davis Jr. (voice) (uncredited)1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
as Self (archive footage)1956 Jazz Ball
as Henry Johnson1933 Seasoned Greetings
as Rufus Jones1933 Rufus Jones for President

TV Shows/Series with Sammy Davis Jr. as Actor(41)

as Benny Schafer1984 Hunter
as himself1982 Wogan
as himself1982 Champs-Elysées
1980 Sanford
as himself1978 Bio’s Bahnhof
as himself1977 Bitte umblättern
as himself1975 Sammy and Company
as himself1971 All in the Family
as himself1971 V.I.P. Schaukel
as himself1970 The Flip Wilson Show
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as himself1967 The Carol Burnett Show
1966 Batman
as himself1966 4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet
as himself1965 I Dream of Jeannie
as Self - Singer1964 The Hollywood Palace
as Cordwainer Bird1963 Burke's Law
as himself1962 The Merv Griffin Show
as himself1961 Cain's Hundred
as Self - Guest1956 The Steve Allen Show
as Private Spider Johnson1953 GE Theater
as Jacob Johnson1953 GE Theater
as Pancho Villa III1953 GE Theater
as himself1950 The Jack Benny Program
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Self - Singer1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Self - Singer and Dancer1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Self - Singer / Dancer1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Movies with Sammy Davis Jr. as Crew(4)

Production/Producer1971 The Trackers
Production/Executive Producer1970 One More Time
Production/Executive Producer1968 Salt & Pepper
Sound/Theme Song Performance1964 The Disorderly Orderly

Full Name: Samuel George Davis
Born: Tuesday, 12/08 1925 (December) in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 05/16 1990 (May) in Beverly Hills (aged: 64)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Member of: Rat Pack
Record Label: Decca, Charly Records, Reprise Records, Verve Records, Motown, MGM Records, RCA Records, 20th Century Fox Records, Applause 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 (29x, Actor)
Frank Sinatra (21x, Actor)
Cesar Romero (18x, Actor)
Vincent Price (17x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (17x, Actor)
Dean Martin (16x, Actor)
Lee Marvin (15x, Actor)
Mickey Rooney (15x, Actor)
Kirk Douglas (14x, Actor)
Peggy Lee (14x, Actress)
Buddy Hackett (14x, Actor)
Harry Belafonte (14x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:194012, Added: 07/20/2018, Last updated: 06/18/2024