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Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s biography

Sammy Davis Jr. is 65 years old television actor born at New York City. He was born on Tuesday 8th of December 1925. He is often nicknamed as Smoky. According to year of birth 1925 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 8th of December means he is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.He was married 2 times.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s spouse

He is married to Altovise Davis

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know him also as film actor, artist, autobiographer, jazz musician, stage actor, television presenter, singer, actor, dancer, recording artist. He is recently known as vaudeville performer.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s dad

Sammy Davis Jr.'s father's name is Sammy Davis Sr.. He is known as ballet dancer. His father was born on Wednesday 12th of December 1900 in Wilmington. His father died on Saturday 21st of May 1988 in Beverly Hills. Sammy Davis Sr. was 63 years old, when this happened.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s mom

Sammy Davis Jr.'s mother's name is Elvera Sanchez. She is known as ballet dancer. His mother was born on Friday 1st of September 1905 in New York City. Sammy Davis Jr. was born when she was 20 years old. His mother died on Saturday 2nd of September 2000 in New York City. Elvera Sanchez was 75 years old, when this happened.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s family

Sammy Davis Jr.'s spouse

She is known as actor. His spouse was born on Monday 30th of August 1943 in Charlotte. His spouse died on Saturday 14th of March 2009 in Los Angeles. Altovise Davis was 84 years old, when this happened.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s ex spouses

May Britt

Sammy Davis Jr. and May Britt have been together since 1960 for 8 years. She is known as film actor. His ex spouse was born on Thursday 22nd of March 1934 in Gustav Vasa parish.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s schools

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Always articulate, he never attended school of any kind. Performing since the age of five, he was largely self-taught.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s career

His main focus is to be television actor. He is also a member of Rat Pack. Maybe you are curious what instrument does he play ? He plays vibraphone.

How did Sammy Davis Jr. die

He died on on Wednesday 16th of May 1990 when he was 65 years old at Beverly Hills. Sammy Davis Jr.s death was caused by complications from throat cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Sammy Davis Jr.'s Awards

  • Was friends with Ron Perlman. They met at the Golden Globe Awards in the late 1980s, apparently Davis was a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast (1987) and had seen every single episode.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s Nominations

  • He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor for work Cannonball Run II in 1985

What Sammy Davis Jr. has done for a first time

  • In 1956 he was a success in his first Broadway show "Mr. Wonderful," which led to his career in Hollywood.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s quotes

  • Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to get insulted.
  • [when asked what his golf handicap was] My handicap? Man, I am a one-eyed black Jew! THAT'S my handicap!
  • I'm colored, Jewish and Puerto Rican. When I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out!
  • You have to be able to look back at your own life and say, "Yeah, that was fun." The only person I ever hurt was myself and even that I did to the minimum. If you can do that and you're still functioning, you're the luckiest person in the world.
  • I'm 64 years old, but I feel I've lived the life of a person at 164.
  • [on Richard Burton] There is nothing he can't do. He is a wonder and a joy to watch.
  • [on Laurence Olivier] If you had to worship something mortal on Earth, I would go and bow twice a day to wherever Olivier was standing.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s body shape

Lets describe how Sammy Davis Jr. looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.

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