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8th December 1925

Sammy Davis, Jr.

American musician and entertainer

Samuel George Davis Jr. was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr. and 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 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 finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities.

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  • Lived from
    1925 - 1990 (Died age 64)
  • Birthday:
    8th December 1925
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Sagittarius
  • Place of Birth:
    New York City
  • Country:
    United States of America

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