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Sammy Davis, Jr.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, Davis was a childhood vaudevillian who became known for his performances on Broadway and in Las Vegas, as a recording artist, television and film star, and as a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack". At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and "uncle" as the Will Mastin Trio, toured nationally, and after military service, returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's after the 1951 Academy Awards, with the trio, became a recording artist, and made his first film performances as an adult later that decade. In 1954, he lost his left eye in an automobile accident. Later the same year, he converted to Judaism. In 1960, he appeared in the first Rat Pack movie, Ocean's 11. After a starring role on Broadway in 1956's Mr Wonderful, Davis returned to the stage in 1964's Golden Boy, and in 1966 had his own TV variety show, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Davis's career slowed in the late sixties, but he had a hit record with "The Candy Man", in 1972, and became a star in Las Vegas. As an African American, Davis was the victim of racism throughout his life, and was a large financial supporter of civil rights causes. Davis had a complex relationship with the African American community, and attracted criticism after physically embracing Richard Nixon in 1970. One day on a golf course with Jack Benny, he was asked what his handicap was. "Handicap?" he asked. "Talk about handicap — I'm a one-eyed Negro Jew." This was to become a signature comment, recounted in his autobiography, and in countless articles. After reuniting with Sinatra and Dean Martin in 1987, Davis toured with them and Liza Minnelli internationally, before dying of throat cancer in 1990. He died in debt to the Internal Revenue Service, and his estate was the subject of legal battles. Davis was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his television performances. He was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987, and in 2001, he was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sammy Davis, Jr., licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Dec 8, 1925 в Harlem, New York, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie Rufus Jones for President 1933-09-08
Последний проект:
Series Sammy Davis Jr.: The Golden Years 2016
Известный в фильмах
Poster of The Kid Who Loved Christmas
Poster of An Evening with Sammy Davis, Jr. & Jerry Lewis
Poster of 11 друзей Оушена
Poster of Porgy and Bess
Series Sammy Davis Jr.: The Golden Years Unknown 2016
Series The New Alice in Wonderland Unknown 2016
Series The Kid Who Loved Christmas Unknown 2016
Series Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration Unknown 2016
Кино Let's Play, Boy himself (archive footage) 2008-08-25
Кино Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Himself 2003-12-30
Кино The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Кино The Ocean's 11 Story Himself 2001-11-22
Кино The Rat Pack 1999-01-01
Кино The Kid Who Loved Christmas Sideman 1990-01-01
Кино Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself 1990-02-04
Кино Tap Little Mo 1989-02-12
Кино The Ultimate Event Himself 1989-05-20
Кино An Evening with Sammy Davis, Jr. & Jerry Lewis 1988-01-02
Кино Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues Himself 1988-01-02
Кино Луна над Парадором Himself 1988-09-09
Кино That's Dancing! Himself - Host 1985-01-01
Кино Alice in Wonderland The Caterpillar/Father William 1985-12-09
Series Алиса в стране чудес 1985-12-09
Кино Гонки «Пушечное ядро» 2 Morris Fenderbaum 1984-06-29
Series Охотник Unknown 1984-09-18
Кино Smorgasbord Himself 1983-04-13
Кино Heidi's Song Head Ratte 1982-11-19
Кино Гонки «Пушечное ядро» Morris Fenderbaum 1981-06-19
Series Sanford Unknown 1980-03-15
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Кино Gone With the West Old Little Moon / Narrator 1975-09-01
Series Chico and the Man Unknown 1974-09-13
Кино Save the Children Himself 1973-05-13
Series Все в семье Unknown 1971-01-12
Кино The Trackers Ezekiel Smith 1971-12-15
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Кино One More Time Charles Salt 1970-05-01
Кино The Fall 1969-01-15
Кино Милая Чарити Big Daddy 1969-01-01
Кино The Pigeon Larry Miller 1969-11-04
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Кино Salt and Pepper Charles Salt 1968-07-03
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Sammy Davis Jr. Show Host 1966-01-07
Кино A Man Called Adam Adam Johnson 1966-03-16
Series Бэтмен Unknown 1966-01-12
Кино Nightmare in the Sun Truck driver 1965-03-06
Series Я мечтаю о Джинни Unknown 1965-09-18
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Кино Робин и 7 гангстеров Will 1964-06-24
Кино Die Dreigroschenoper Moritatensänger 1963-02-28
Series The Patty Duke Show Unknown 1963-09-18
Series Правосудие Бёрка Unknown 1963-09-20
Кино Johnny Cool Educated 1963-10-01
Кино Sergeants 3 Jonah Williams 1962-02-10
Кино Convicts 4 Wino 1962-09-15
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Кино 11 друзей Оушена Josh Howard 1960-02-17
Кино Pepe Himself 1960-12-21
Кино Porgy and Bess Sportin' Life 1959-06-24
Series The Big Party 1959-10-08
Series Стрелок Unknown 1958-09-30
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Кино Anna Lucasta Danny Johnson 1958-11-01
Кино Meet Me in Las Vegas Sammy Davis Jr. (voice) (uncredited) 1956-03-09
Series Шоу Стива Аллена Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Театр Зейна Грея Unknown 1956-10-05
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино Rufus Jones for President Rufus Jones 1933-09-08
Кино Seasoned Greetings Henry Johnson - Store Customer (as Sammy Davis) 1933-09-22