Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

American singer and actor (1925–1990)
A dynamic, versatile all-around entertainer and one of the first Black artists to find mass appeal with white audiences.
BornDecember 8, 1925
HometownNew York City, U.S.
Net worth$5 million
Height5'3" (1.61m)
SpouseMay Britt (m 1960 - 1968) , Loray White (m 1958 - 1959) , Altovise Davis (m 1970 - 1990)
ChildrenTracey Davis , Jeff Davis , Mark Davis , Manny Davis
ParentsElvera Sanchez , Sammy Davis
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

One More Time
One More Time
PG
1h 33min
1975
Liberace: The World's Greatest Showman
Liberace: The World's Greatest Showman
1h 18min
1988
Heidi's Song
Heidi's Song
G
1h 34min
1982
Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity
G
2h 13min
1969
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
1h
1966
Three Penny Opera
Three Penny Opera
2h 4min
1962
Seasoned Greetings
Seasoned Greetings
0h 20min
1933
The Kid Who Loved Christmas
The Kid Who Loved Christmas
1h 37min
1990
Tap
Tap
PG-13
1h 50min
1989
That's Dancing!
That's Dancing!
G
1h 44min
1985
Gone With the West
Gone With the West
1h 20min
1974
Poor Devil
Poor Devil
1h 37min
1973
The Trackers
The Trackers
1h 13min
1971
The Pigeon
The Pigeon
1h 14min
1969
Salt and Pepper
Salt and Pepper
PG-13
1h 41min
1968
A Man Called Adam
A Man Called Adam
1h 42min
1966

Albums

Goin's Great
Goin's Great
1969
I've Gotta Be Me
I've Gotta Be Me
1968
Lonely Is the Name
Lonely Is the Name
1968
Sings the Complete Dr. Doolittle
Sings the Complete Dr. Doolittle
1967
Sounds of '66
Sounds of '66
1966
Sammy Davis, Jr. Show
Sammy Davis, Jr. Show
1966
Sammy's Back on Broadway
Sammy's Back on Broadway
1965
Our Shining Hour
Our Shining Hour
1965
When the Feeling Hits You
When the Feeling Hits You
1965
Legends: September Song
Legends: September Song
2012
Hit Collection
Hit Collection
2012
Mr Wonderful
Mr Wonderful
2006
Live [DVD/CD]
Live [DVD/CD]
2005
American Legend
American Legend
2002
Crooners, Vol. 2
Crooners, Vol. 2
2000
Song & Dance Man
Song & Dance Man
1999
All the Things You Are
All the Things You Are
1996
That Old Black Magic
That Old Black Magic
1995
Wham of Sam [Warner Archives]
Wham of Sam [Warner Archives]
1995
Decca Years
Decca Years
1990
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
1990
Greatest Songs
Greatest Songs
1990
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
1988
Closest of Friends
Closest of Friends
1984
Best of Sammy Davis, Jr. [Curb]
Best of Sammy Davis, Jr. [Curb]
1982

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1977Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or ComedySammy and CompanyNominated