Sammy Davis Jr

Sammy Davis Jr

SAMMY DAVIS JR d1990. American singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three, he began his career in vaudeville with his father. After military service, he returned to the stage and became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciros after the 1951 Academy Awards. In 1954, he lost his left eye in a car accident and several years later, he converted to Judaism finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities. In 1960 he appeared in the Rat Pack film Oceans 11. His career slowed in the late 1960s, but he had a hit record with "The Candy Man" in 1972 and became a star in Las Vegas, earning him the nickname "Mister Show Business". After reuniting with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in 1987, he toured with them and Liza Minelli internationally, before his death from throat cancer in 1990 at age 64. In 2017 he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame for being the Greatest Entertainer in the World said the founder of the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson.

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Sammy Davis Jr Signature

Reference Number. 14391C

£120.00

A good original vintage circa 1960 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Sammy Davis Jr

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Sammy Davis Jr

Reference Number. 14231A

£95.00

An original vintage circa 1959 autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated (To Ray) in ink by Sammy Davis Jr

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Sammy Davis Jr Signed

Reference Number. 14334EE

£128.00

An original vintage 1960s promo-photocard, clearly signed in ink by Sammy Davis Jr

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Sammy Davis Jr Autograph

Reference Number. 14334E

£60.00

An original cutting from a letter, clearly signed in ink by Sammy Davis Jr

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Sammy Davis Jr

Reference Number. 13079B

£145.00

A lovely original vintage 1960 typed letter on The May Fair Hotel London headed paper, clearly signed at the conclusion in ink by Sammy Davis Jr

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Sammy Davis Jr

Reference Number. 12559

£120.00

An original April 1963 London Palladium programme, signed in ink on the front cover by Sammy Davis Jr

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