Sammy Davis Jr
Singer, Dancer, Actor, Friend
How his career started
He was married three times and had one girl and adopted 3 boys
Sammy the Star
Sammy loved to be in movies. some of those movies are:
Cannon ball run 1 and 2
Tap and many many more
Sammy eventually died of throat cancer on May 16 1990
Antoinette Perry Award nomination, 1965, for performance in “Golden Boy”; named man of the year by B’nai B’rith, 1965; Emmy Award nominations, 1965, for “The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show,” and 1966, for “the Swinging World of Sammy Davis, Jr.” Springarn Medal from National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Grammy Award nomination for best pop vocal, 1973, for “The Candy Man”; L.H.D. from Wilberforce University, 1973; recipient of Cultural Achievement Award of State of Israel; recipient of Kennedy Center Award for career achievement.
"Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity."
"I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it."
"I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me."
"Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man."
"The ultimate mystery is one's own self."
"You don't swing where you sleep."
"Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens."
"You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear."
"The civil rights movement wasn't easy for anybody."
Starring Sammy Davis, Jr., Decca, 1955.
Just for Lovers, Decca, 1955.
What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Show Stoppers, Reprise, 1962.
Sammy Davis, Jr., at the Cocoanut Grove, Reprise, 1963.
As Long as She Needs Me, Reprise, 1963.
Forget-Me-Nots, Decca, 1964.
Sammy Davis, Jr. Salutes the Stars of the London Palladium, Reprise, 1964.
The Shelter of Your Arms, Reprise, 1964.
If I Ruled the World, Reprise, 1965.
(With Count Basie)Our Shining Hour, Verve, 1965.
Nat Cole Song Book, Reprise, 1965.
Sammy’s Back on Broadway, Reprise, 1965.
Try a Little Tenderness, Decca, 1965.
The Best of Sammy Davis, Jr., Decca, 1966.
The Sounds of ’66, Reprise, 1966.
Laurinda Almeida Plays, Sammy Davis Sings, Reprise, 1966.
That’s All, Reprise, 1967.