Sammy"Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities.

Sammy"Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities.

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Sammy Davis Jr was Born Today, 1925 | Life behind Black Greeting Cards
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Actor Sammy Davis Jr. brings his character to life on set of "Porgy and Bess." See more rare photos from the controversial Broadway play with LIFE. (photo: Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Actor Sammy Davis Jr. brings his character to life on set of "Porgy and Bess." See more rare photos from the controversial Broadway play with LIFE. (photo: Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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The Rat Pack core members: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin. Playing with the big boys!

The Rat Pack core members: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin. Playing with the big boys!

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Sammy Davis, Jr. - http://tsutpen.blogspot.com/2009/01/before-and-after-162-sammy-davis-jr.html

Sammy Davis, Jr. - http://tsutpen.blogspot.com/2009/01/before-and-after-162-sammy-davis-jr.html

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Sammy DAVIS Jr. (1925-1990) * AFI Top Actor nominee > A "contract" was put out by Harry Cohn due to his interracial affair with Kim Novak, threatening 'you will lose your other eye' if it continued. Allegedly Frank Sinatra intervened and saved the day, but Davis married black showgirl Loray White, out of fear for his life. Lasted a few months before Davis got it annulled. Loray allegedly received $10,000 and a cadillac.

Sammy DAVIS Jr. (1925-1990) * AFI Top Actor nominee > A "contract" was put out by Harry Cohn due to his interracial affair with Kim Novak, threatening 'you will lose your other eye' if it continued. Allegedly Frank Sinatra intervened and saved the day, but Davis married black showgirl Loray White, out of fear for his life. Lasted a few months before Davis got it annulled. Loray allegedly received $10,000 and a cadillac.

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