Sammy DAVIS Jr. (1925-1990) * AFI Top Actor nominee > A "contract" was put out by Harry Cohn due to his interracial affair with Kim Novak, threatening 'you will lose your other eye' if it continued. Allegedly Frank Sinatra intervened and saved the day, but Davis married black showgirl Loray White, out of fear for his life. Lasted a few months before Davis got it annulled. Loray allegedly received $10,000 and a cadillac.

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at home, photographed by Sid Avery, 1960 Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.

Sammy Davis Jr. by Philippe Halsman, 1965

by Philippe Halsman, 1965 singer, dancer, actor started his career dancing in the Will Masterson Trio.

Sammy Davis jr | ... : December 8: Sammy Davis, Jr. was born on this date in 1925

Sammy Davis Jr 👑 ~ ~ You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis Jr.  Died at 64, May 16, 1990 of complications from throat cancer.

, dancer and singer, Davis started as a child vaudevillian who became known for his performances on Broadway and Las Vegas. He went on to become a world famous recording artist, television and film star.

Sammy Davis Jr and Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene.

Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Milton Greene, Haha Sammy talking mess!

Sammy Davis, Jr.

to me the most unappreciated man of the rat pack. He was an amazing singer, dancer and all around entertainer.

GREAT LATE LEGENDARY DANCERS/ACTORS/SINGERS Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines.

The great, late legendary dancers/actors/singers Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines

Sammy Davis Jr., 6 years old - one of the greatest tap dancers of all time.  um YESSSSS!!!!!!

A very young Sammy Davis, Jr. Thinking that the audience would pay more to see a dwarf perform than a child, Sammy Davis Jr.'s father would dress him up and make him dance while passing him off as a small adult.

Actor Sammy Davis Jr. brings his character to life on set of "Porgy and Bess." See more rare photos from the controversial Broadway play with LIFE. (photo: Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Rare Photos From the Set of 'Porgy and Bess'

as Sportin’ Life on the set of the controversial film Porgy and Bess in Photo: Gjon Mili—Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

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