Sammy Davis Jr.

His career

Sammy Davis Jr. was born in December 8, 1925 he was a popular singer, dancer, and actor, 1928-90.He was also part of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. At the age of three Davis began his career with his father and Will Mastin. After military service Davis returned to the trio. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in a car accident. Doctors discovered a tumor in his throat in August 1989. The, early in 1990, an even larger cancerous growth was discovered. Davis dead on May 16, 1990 as a result of this cancer.

Personal life

Davis got married three times first to singer Lorey White, then to Britt in 1960, with the two having a biological daughter and two adopted sons.The couple divorced by the end of the decade and Davis remarried in 1970 to dancer Altovise Gore, who remained with him until his passing.The adopted another son as well. Davis struggle throughout much of his life with addictions to alcohol and drug abuse after his separation with May Britt.