Sammy Davis Jr. Rank
About Sammy Davis Jr.
He was an American legendary actor, singer, musician, vaudevillian, comedian, dancer and activist. He started off his career in vaudeville right from the age of three where he toured the country with his father and a troupe of dancers known as Will Mastin Trio.
His parents are Sammy Davis Sr. and Elvera Sanchez. He married Loray White in 1958 and their marriage spanned for about a year before they divorced in 1959.
He got married to May Britt in 1960 and their marriage lasted for about eight years before they divorced in 1968. In 1970 he got married to Altovise Davis.
His children include Manny, Tracey, Mark and Jeff.
He was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame Awards in 2002.
He won the posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
He got nomination at the 1977 Golden Globe Awards for "Best TV Actor - Musical/Comedy".
He won the "NAACP Image Award" at the 1989 NAACP.
Though he was successful, he always stayed in "Black Only" hotels due to racism.
When he clocked 29 in 1954, he was involved in a fatal accident, which resulted in him losing one of his eyes.
Some years down the line, he chose to convert to Judaism as a result of the oppression exercised against African Americans and the Jews.
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Sammy Davis Jr.'s Popularity
Sammy Davis Jr. was a famous Actor, singer, dancer, who was born on December 8, 1925. As a person born on this date, Sammy Davis Jr. is listed in our database as the 15th most popular celebrity for the day (December 8) and the 15th most popular for the year (1925).
People born on December 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Sammy Davis Jr. is the 294th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Sammy Davis Jr.'s birthday, Sammy Davis Jr. is the 2767th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
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