Sammy Davis, Jr.

to me the most unappreciated man of the rat pack. He was an amazing singer, dancer and all around entertainer.

Sammy Davis Jr.  Died at 64, May 16, 1990 of complications from throat cancer.

, dancer and singer, Davis started as a child vaudevillian who became known for his performances on Broadway and Las Vegas. He went on to become a world famous recording artist, television and film star.

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)

Rare Photos From the Set of 'Porgy and Bess'

as Sportin’ Life on the set of the controversial film Porgy and Bess in Photo: Gjon Mili—Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Sammy Davis Jr., 6 years old - one of the greatest tap dancers of all time.  um YESSSSS!!!!!!

A very young Sammy Davis, Jr. Thinking that the audience would pay more to see a dwarf perform than a child, Sammy Davis Jr.'s father would dress him up and make him dance while passing him off as a small adult.

Sammy Davis Jr, 1950's.

wonderful hat (Sammy Davis Jr, circa By the way, he was an accomplished photographer himself.

Sammy Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925-May 16, 1990)  MR ENTERTAINMENT !! WHAT A MUSICIAN & PERFORMER ... MY FAVOURITE SHOWMAN EVER>

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Impeccable Sammy Davis Jr.

Impeccable Sammy Davis Jr.

Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Milton Greene, 1955.

Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Milton Greene, Haha Sammy talking mess!

Sinatra & frIends (Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin). 'Sands sign' by Bob Willoughby. ☀

BOB WILLOUGHBY, GREAT AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER

The Rat Pack, Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas 1960

Sammy Davis Jr. by Philippe Halsman, 1965

by Philippe Halsman, 1965 singer, dancer, actor started his career dancing in the Will Masterson Trio.

TWO OF MY FAVORITE  PERFORMERS! ❤❤ SAMMY DAVIS JR AND ELVIS PRESLEY 💘

TWO OF MY FAVORITE PERFORMERS! ❤❤ SAMMY DAVIS JR AND ELVIS PRESLEY 💘

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