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Sammy Davis Sr.

Profession: Dancer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Part of the "Will Mastin Trio" with son Sammy Davis Jr. that performed in the Broadway musical "Mr. Wonderful".

Born: December 12, 1900
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: May 21, 1988 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

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

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