Sammy Davis Jr.

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.

Profession: Singer, Actor and TV Host

United States of America

Biography: Ocean's 11, Candy Man

Born: December 8, 1925
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: May 16, 1990 (aged 64)
Cause of Death: Throat cancer

Married Life

  • 1958-01-01 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Loray White; divorce in 1959
  • 1960-11-13 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (34) marries Swedish actress May Britt (26) at Temple Israel of Hollywood, California; divorce in 1968
  • 1970-05-11 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (44) weds American entertainer Altovise Gore (26) in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania courthouse by the Rev. Jesse Jackson

Historical Events

  • 1956-03-22 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis, Jr. and father Sammy Davis, Sr. opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
  • 1964-10-20 Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical adaptation of Clifford Odet's "Golden Boy", starring Sammy Davis Jr. opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 569 performances
  • 1972-06-10 Sammy Davis Jr.'s cover of "The Candy Man" by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory") goes to #1 on the charts - his biggest single
  • 1973-09-03 American golfer Billy Casper finishes at 20-under-par 264 to beat Australian Bruce Devlin by 1 stroke to win the Sammy Davis, Jr. Greater Hartford Open; his 50th PGA Tour title