Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr. was one of the best entertainers in the world. He was an amazing singer, dancer, tap dancer and actor. He was born December 8 1925 in New York City. His parents were both performers, his mom was a Puerto Rican dancer and his dad was a stage performer. Sammy first performed at the age of 3 and continued to perform with his father later on. It must have been awesome growing up on stage, and performing with your dad, spending all that time with him.
Sammy Davis Jr. was a performer in the military during World War Two and afterwards returned to New York City to resume his career. He went solo in 1950 and produced two albums and was a huge Broad Way star. People often said they felt good when they listened and watched him. Unfortunately, Sammy almost died in a car crash in 1954 some time during November. The crash shattered his face and ruined his left eye, but that didn't stop him. Just imagine how hard it would be to be a black entertainer during segregation, and then coming back from an accident, that nearly killed him. Sammy Davis Jr. is truly amazing. Because of the car crash, Sammy was forced to wear an eye patch. Think of how hard that would have been. People would stare at you and laugh at you. Sammy Davis Jr. overcame many obstacles.
After he recovered he married a Swedish actor in 1960. They had one daughter and adopted 2 sons during their 8 year marriage. Despite interracial in 31 states, he still married the women he loved. Unfortunately he and his first wife divorced but he remarried in 1970. Sammy mainly performed in casinos around North America and Europe. He Co-starred with Gregory Heins in a film called "Tap." After the film launched, people remembered his earlier career of tap dancing.Sammy was a lifetime smoker and the film was filmed 1 year before he died of cancer in 1990. Sammy Davis Jr. was an amazing performer.