Sammy Davis Jr.

By Emily Hoffman 5/6

Part 1

Sammy Davis Jr. was born on December 8th, 1925. He was born in New York City. He is known for having lots of talent. He is a singer, dancer, musician and becoming a successful comedian. His two most popular recordings are “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Gotta Be Me”. Sammy Davis Jr. is known for playing in the films “Ocean’s 11” and “Sergeants 3”.

Part 2

Sammy Davis Jr. lived when world war ll was going on and when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech about racism. He has one sister and her name Ramona Sanchez. He has 3 sons Manny, Mark and Jeff. Sammy Davis Jr. married Loray White in 1958 and it lasted till 1959 (1 year), then he married May Britt in 1960 and it lasted till 1968 (8 years), and finally married Altovise Davis in 1970 and it lasted till his death (1990). Sammy Davis Jr. died of throat cancer on May 16th, 1990 in Beverly Hills, CA.