Sammy Davis Jr.

The story of Sammy Davis Jr.'s life

The beginning of Sammy's life

Sammy Davis Jr. was born on December 8, 1925, in Harlem, New York City, New York. The youngest the world had seen Sammy perform on stage was at age 3, in a performance that his dad brought him to since his dad was an actor. Years later he started acting with his dad regularly on 'The Will Master Trio'.

Middle of his life

After Sammy finished performing with his dad in 1950, he went solo and made his own 2 albums that he felt very accomplished with, they were both so successful enough to make him a headliner in Las Angeles and in New York. During WWII, Sammy served in the entertainment unit for the soldiers, but some of them did not appreciate that an African-American was entertaining them.After WWII, Sammy moved back to New York to continue his show business career. Sammy was also an important person in history for being influential and helping make his world better. During every one of the big marches in Washington, you would see him marching in it, he was there with Martin Luther King.

The end of his life

Sammy Fought continuously for his own rights. He refused to play in venues that participated in racial segregation, this had a huge impact on people. He had married gotten married to 2 different women they were only 10 years apart from each other. On May 16, 1990, in Beverly hills California he had died at age 64. He had changed the way some people were doing business and also many people's lives.