The public acclaim and private pain of Sammy Davis Jr

Schleier, Curt
February 2000
Biography;Feb2000, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p88
Profiles the late actor and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Awards received; Problems of growing up black in America; Biographical information; Other members of Davis' family who were in show business; Racist comments on Davis' marriage to Swedish actress May Britt in 1960; Determination to improve conditions for all black performers; Conversion to Judaism; Friendship with other celebrities. INSET: The rat pack..


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