Sammy Davis Jr. by Philippe Halsman, 1965

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

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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at home, photographed by Sid Avery, 1960 Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.

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 | ... : December 8: Sammy Davis, Jr. was born on this date in 1925

Sammy Davis Jr 👑 ~ ~ You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

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., 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.  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.

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

Elvis and Sammy Davis Jr....Party after the opening night of the hotel in Vegas...69

Backstage in Vegas Elvis Presley hangs out with Sammy Davis Jr. in his dressing room during opening night at the Showroom International Hotel in Las Vegas on August

sammydavisjunior: “Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Gene Howard c. 1957 ”

was on of the first African American's to become a huge success in the American Music Industry. This was ground breaking at the time. Davis was an inspiration and a role model too many.

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