Happy Birthday: Sammy Davis Jr. (1925–1990)

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sammydavisjr.jpg Sammy Davis Jr. (1925–1990)

Born: December 8, 1925 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 16, 1990 (age 64) in Beverly Hills, California, USA

Married to:
Altovise Davis (11 May 1970 – 16 May 1990) (his death) (1 child)
May Britt (13 November 1960 – 19 December 1968) (divorced) (3 children)
Loray White (10 January 1958 – 23 April 1959) (divorced)

[on Laurence Olivier] If you had to worship something mortal on Earth, I would go and bow twice a day to wherever Olivier was standing.

[on the death of Martin Luther King] I asked President [Gregory] Peck to postpone the Academy Awards to show that someone cares. I certainly think any black man should not appear. I find it morally incongruous to sing ‘Talk to the Animals’ while the man who could make a better world for my children is lying in state. The Academy…

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