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Birth Name: Sammy Davis Jr.
Born: 12/08/1925
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 05/16/1990

Born Samuel George Davis, Jr. on Dec. 8, 1925 in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem, NY, he was the son of entertainer Sammy Davis, Sr., and Elvera Sanchez, a tap dancer of Cuban descent. As an infant, Davis was primarily cared for by his grandmother while his parents worked the vaudeville circuit. After they separated, Davis, Sr., not wanting to lose custody of his son, took the three-year-old on tour with him. Soon, Davis became a performer with his father as a member of the Will Mastin Trio. Though he would never attend a formal school, he was taught to sing and dance by his father and adoptive "Uncle" Will. Davis was also shielded from much of the racism of the day by his well-meaning ... Continue Bio >>


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