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Sammy Davis, Jr. Net Worth:
Sammy Davis, Jr. Net Worth:Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr., (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service Davis returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's (in West Hollywood, California) after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in an automobile accident, and several years later, he converted to Judaism.Davis's film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960, he appeared in the first Rat Pack film, Ocean's 11. After a starring role on Broadway in 1956's Mr Wonderful, Davis returned to the stage in 1964's Golden Boy, and in 1966 had his own TV variety show, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Davis's 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".As an African-American, Davis was the victim of racism throughout his life and was a large financial supporter of the Civil Rights movement. Davis had a complex relationship with the African-American community, and drew criticism after physically embracing President Richard M. Nixon in 1972. One day on a golf course with Jack Benny, he was asked what his handicap was. "Handicap?" he asked. "Talk about handicap — I'm a one-eyed Negro Jew." This was to become a signature comment, recounted in his autobiography, and in countless articles.After reuniting with Sinatra and Dean Martin in 1987, Davis toured with them and Liza Minnelli internationally, before he died of throat cancer in 1990. He died in debt to the Internal Revenue Service, and his estate was the subject of legal battles.Davis was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP and was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his television performances. He was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987, and in 2001, he was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
|Profession:||Television producer, Film producer, Impressionist, Actor, Dancer, Singer, Television Director, The Candy Man, Mr. Bojangles, I've Gotta Be Me|
|Children:||Tracey Davis, Manny Davis, Mark Davis, Jeff Davis, The Candy Man, Mr. Bojangles, I've Gotta Be Me|
|Parents:||Sammy Davis Sr., Elvera Sanchez, The Candy Man, Mr. Bojangles, I've Gotta Be Me|
|Siblings:||Ramona Sanchez, Change Partners|
|Awards:||Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award, The Candy Man, Mr. Bojangles, I've Gotta Be Me|
|Music groups:||Rat Pack|
|Nominations:||Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series, NME Award for World Male Singer, NME Award for World Musical Personality, NME Award for Favourite US Male Singer, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Specialty Act - Single Or Group, The Candy Man, Mr. Bojangles, I've Gotta Be Me|
|Movies:||Ocean's 11, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Anna Lucasta, A Man Called Adam, Sergeants 3, The Cannonball Run, Sweet Charity, Rufus Jones for President, Johnny Cool, Cannonball Run II, Gone with the West, Porgy and Bess, Salt and Pepper, One More Time, Convicts 4, Tap, Heidi's Song, Nightmare in the Sun, That's Dancing!, The Kid Who Loved Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Seasoned Greetings, Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, Licensed to Kill, Diamonds Are Forever, The Perils of P.K., Sweet and Low, Remembering Nat King Cole, The Mama Cass Television Program, Sammy Davis Jr.: Best of Live, Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection|
|TV shows:||The Sammy Davis Jr. Show, Sammy Davis Jr.: The Golden Years, The Big Party|