The Legend, Sammy Davis Jr.
By: Meybel Diaz
The Beginning of Sammy's Career
Sammy Davis Jr. was born in New York City. He was born on December 8, 1925. One of his parents was a Black model star and the other parent was a Porte Rican dancer. Sammy is great at lots of things such as singing, dancing, a comedian and a very good actor.In 1950, he produced 2 albums that there very successful. Sammy performed with his dad when he got older in the Will Maton Trio.He was a very big star in Broadway. In 1954, Sammy was in a severe car crash. The car crash ruined his left eye and broke his face.
While he was recovering a Buddhism came and he converted into Judaism. He realized how similar they were to African Americans. Sammy married a woman named May Brett in 1960. She was a Swedish actor. He married her even though in 31 states it was illegal. They had 1 daughter and adopted 2 other sons while they were married. Throughout performing, he fought for his rights and even was there with Martin Luther King. He did not want to perform for people who were racist and that actually changed some of their businesses.
His struggle and career
Sammy and his wife
This is Sammy and his second wife Altovis
Sammy Tap Dancing
This is Sammy tap dancing and what he is remembered for early in his career
This Sammy Davis Jr.