Sammy Davis, Jr. Biography (1925-1990)

Born December 8 (one source says 12), 1925, in New York, NY; died of throat cancer, May 16, 1990, in Beverly Hills (one source says Los Angeles), CA; buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale; son of Sammy (a vaudeville entertainer) and Elvira (a vaudeville entertainer; maiden name, Sanchez) Davis; married Loray White (a singer), 1958 (divorced, 1959); married May Britt (an actress), November 13, 1960 (divorced, c. 1967); married Altovise Gore (an actress and dancer), May 11, 1970; children: (second marriage) Tracey, Mark (adopted), Jeff (adopted); (third marriage) Manny (adopted).

Favorite role: Joe Wellington in Golden Boy.

singer, dancer, actor, comedian
Birth Details
December 8, 1925
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
May 16, 1990
Beverly Hills, California, United States

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