More than entertainers: Sammy Davis Jr.: 1925-1990

Gray, P.
May 1990
Time;5/28/1990, Vol. 135 Issue 22, p71
Appreciation. Reports on the death from throat cancer of Sammy Davis Jr., who rose from vaudeville at age three where he met virulent racial prejudice at each new gig to his Las Vegas introduction `the world's greatest entertainer.' He turned aside wrath by refusing to quit, a long-running, blockbuster smash who is owed a debt by every black entertainer who came after, for taking the first blow.


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