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Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world". He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry. Davis Jr. was known as someone who could do it all--sing, dance, play ...

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Dec 8, 1925 In Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie New Orleans
Latest Project:
Movie Bob Hope at 100 2016-03-07

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Sammy and Company
Poster of Family Feud
Poster of Ocean's 11
Poster of That's Dancing!
Movie Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacre Unknown 2017
Series So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2017
Movie A Spy for Peace Unknown 2017
Series Scrubs Unknown 2017
Movie Bob Hope at 100 Unknown 2016-03-07
Movie Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Unknown 2016
Movie How Playboy Changed the World Himself 2016-03-05
Movie Jazz Ball Himself 2016-03-07
Movie Joana Biarnés, una entre tots Unknown 2015
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2015
Series Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Unknown 2015
Movie The Wrecking Crew Unknown 2015-03-13
Series Pioneers of Television Unknown 2014
Series The Sixties Unknown 2014
Movie Meet the Patels Unknown 2014
Series Unsung Hollywood Unknown 2014
Series Intresseklubben Unknown 2014
Movie Selma Unknown 2014
Movie Subconscious Password Unknown 2013
Series Live with Kelly and Michael Unknown 2013
Series The '80s: The Decade That Made Us Unknown 2013-04-14
Series Perspectives Unknown 2013
Movie Elvis Found Alive Himself 2012-01-24
Series Animal Practice Unknown 2012
Movie 100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance Unknown 2012
Series Michael Feinstein's American Songbook Unknown 2012
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Unknown 2011
Series Songs Unknown 2011
Series The Story of Variety with Michael Grade Unknown 2011
Series Love Lust Unknown 2011
Movie Sing Your Song Unknown 2011
Series Pan Am Unknown 2011-09-25
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Unknown 2010-06-05
Movie 100 Years of the London Palladium Unknown 2010
Movie Get Him to the Greek Unknown 2010
Movie Telethon Unknown 2009
Movie Gamer Unknown 2009-09-04
Movie Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories Unknown 2008-03-25
Movie Let's Play, Boy Unknown 2008
Series Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed Unknown 2008
Movie Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas Unknown 2007
Movie Brando Unknown 2007
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Unknown 2007
Movie Bruce on Vegas Himself 2007-10-07
Movie Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires Unknown 2007-05-19
Series The Story of Light Entertainment Unknown 2006
Movie World of Robin Hood Unknown 2006
Series The Best of the Royal Variety Unknown 2006
Movie Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years Unknown 2005
Movie Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes Unknown 2005
Movie Madagascar Unknown 2005
Movie Who Killed Saturday Night TV? Unknown 2004
Movie Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets Unknown 2004
Movie Sammy Davis, Jr.: One Cool Cat Unknown 2004
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Unknown 2004-01-20
Movie BET Comedy Awards Unknown 2004-09-28
Movie Sammy Davis Jr. Singing at His Best Unknown 2004
Movie Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the End Unknown 2004
Movie Strangers in the Night: The Bert Kaempfert Story Himself 2003-11-22
Movie Secondhand Lions Unknown 2003
Movie Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Himself 2003-10-14
Movie When I Fall in Love: The One & Only Nat King Cole Unknown 2003
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Unknown 2002
Movie Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television Unknown 2002
Movie Sinatra: The Classic Duets Himself 2002
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Army Years Unknown 2002
Movie Still Cher Unknown 2002
Movie The Best of Bert Newton Unknown 2002
Movie Rhapsody in Black Himself 2002-07-01
Movie It's Black Entertainment Himself 2002-02-08
Movie Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion Unknown 2002-02-10
Movie 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2002-03-10
Movie The Anniversary Party Unknown 2001-06-29
Movie Freddy Got Fingered Unknown 2001-04-20
Movie The Nightclub Years Unknown 2001
Movie The Real Shirley Bassey Unknown 2001
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Movie Playboy: The Party Continues Unknown 2000
Movie The '70s Unknown 2000-04-30
Movie What Women Want Unknown 2000-12-15
Movie ABC 2000: The Millennium Unknown 1999-12-31
Series Loose Women Unknown 1999-09-06
Movie American Movie Unknown 1999
Series The Rat Pack Unknown 1999
Movie Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood Unknown 1998
Movie Keys to Tulsa Unknown 1997-04-11
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Series The Real Las Vegas Unknown 1996
Series Omnibus Unknown 1996
Movie Pioneers of Primetime Unknown 1995
Movie Casino Unknown 1995-11-22
Series Paul Merton's Palladium Story Unknown 1994
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Movie The Best of the Don Lane Show Unknown 1994
Movie Liza and Friends: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. Unknown 1993
Movie Laugh-In Past Christmas Present Unknown 1993
Movie The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Unknown 1993-03-06
Movie The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion Unknown 1993
Movie Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame Himself 1993-08-04
Series American Justice Unknown 1992
Movie Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time Unknown 1992
Movie Nat King Cole: The Incomparable Nat King Cole Volume 2 Unknown 1992
Series Getaway Unknown 1992-05-14
Movie The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1991
Movie 22nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1990
Movie The Kid Who Loved Christmas Unknown 1990
Movie America's Dance Honors Unknown 1990
Movie Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself 1990-02-04
Series Tohuwabohu Unknown 1990-03-06
Movie That's Black Entertainment Unknown 1990
Movie A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera Himself 1989-07-17
Movie The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music Unknown 1989
Movie The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 1989
Movie Super Bowl Party Himself 1989-01-21
Movie The 61st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1989-03-29
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Movie Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event Himself 1989-05-20
Movie Tap Unknown 1989
Movie The Billy Martin Celebrity Roast Unknown 1989
Movie We Can Keep You Forever Unknown 1988
Movie An Evening with Sammy Davis, Jr. & Jerry Lewis Unknown 1988
Series Wogan Unknown 1988
Movie Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues Unknown 1988
Series American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Movie Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Unknown 1988-05-16
Movie A Whole Lotta Fun Unknown 1988
Movie Moon Over Parador Unknown 1988
Movie Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show Himself 1987-02-13
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Himself - Honoree 1987-12-30
Movie 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1987
Series The Charmings Unknown 1987
Movie Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Unknown 1987-05-18
Movie The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1986
Movie The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards Himself - Performer and Presenter: Favourite All Around Male Entertainer 1986-03-11
Movie All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood Himself 1986-11-30
Movie Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die Unknown 1986
Movie The Perils of P.K. Unknown 1986
Series Sally Jessy Raphael Unknown 1986
Series Ebony/Jet Showcase Unknown 1986
Movie The Money Pit Unknown 1986-03-26
Series Hell Town Unknown 1985
Movie Alice in Wonderland Unknown 1985
Movie The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards Himself 1985-01-11
Movie That's Dancing! Unknown 1985
Movie A Museum of Broadcasting Tribute: Milton Berle - Mr. Television Unknown 1985
Movie Motown Returns to the Apollo Unknown 1985
Series Bitte umblättern Unknown 1984
Movie The 56th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1984-04-09
Series Pryor's Place Unknown 1984
Movie Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars Himself 1984-09-28
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie All-Star Party for Lucille Ball Unknown 1984
Movie Cannonball Run II Unknown 1984
Movie Broadway Danny Rose Unknown 1984
Movie Cracking Up Unknown 1983
Series Star Search Unknown 1983-09-17
Movie Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night Unknown 1983
Movie Heidi's Song Unknown 1982
Movie Night of 100 Stars Unknown 1982
Movie All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis Unknown 1982
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Series Bio's Bahnhof Unknown 1982
Movie Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Unknown 1982
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982
Movie All-Star Party for Carol Burnett Unknown 1982
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Movie All-Star Celebration Opening the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Himself 1981-10-22
Series Gimme a Break! Unknown 1981-10-29
Movie Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special Unknown 1981
Movie This Is Elvis Unknown 1981
Movie Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen Unknown 1981-10-11
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1981
Movie The Cannonball Run Fenderbaum 1981-06-19
Series Sanford Unknown 1980
Movie Elvis Presley - Die frühen Jahre Unknown 1980
Movie Sammy and Bruce Unknown 1980
Series Looks Familiar Unknown 1980
Movie Sammy Davis Jr.: The Golden Years Unknown 1980
Movie The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1980
Series Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Himself 1980-05-31
Movie Bob Hope for President Unknown 1980
Movie The First 40 Years Himself 1980-01-03
Movie Circus of the Stars #3 Himself - Ringmaster 1979-06-20
Series Gala de l'Unicef Unknown 1979
Series The Magic of Dance Unknown 1979
Movie The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1979
Movie The 51st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1979-04-09
Series Archie Bunker's Place Unknown 1979
Series Family Feud Unknown 1979
Movie The 20th Annual TV Week Logie Awards Unknown 1978
Movie Happy Birthday, Bob Unknown 1978
Series America Alive! Unknown 1978
Movie Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin Unknown 1978
Movie The Stars Salute Israel at 30 Unknown 1978
Movie The 50th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1978
Movie Things We Did Last Summer Unknown 1978
Series Big Night Unknown 1978
Movie Sammy Stops the World Littlechap 1978-03-07
Movie Cinderella at the Palace Himself 1978-11-02
Series Donahue Unknown 1978
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1977
Movie Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe Unknown 1977
Movie Super Night at Forest Hills Unknown 1977
Movie Happy Birthday, Las Vegas Himself 1977-10-23
Movie Super Night at the Super Bowl Unknown 1977
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Series Iltalintu Unknown 1977
Movie CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years Himself 1976-11-28
Movie America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music Unknown 1976
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne Himself 1976-11-26
Series Chico and the Man Unknown 1976
Series Tattletales Unknown 1976
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Larry's Showtime Unknown 1975
Series The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show Himself - Guest 1975-07-10
Movie James Dean: The First American Teenager Unknown 1975
Movie The 47th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1975
Series Sammy and Company Himself - Host 1975-04-06
Movie Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr. Unknown 1975
Movie Doris Day Today Himself 1975-02-19
Movie Gone with the West Unknown 1975
Movie The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards Himself - Performer and Presenter: Favourite Female Performer 1975-03-04
Series The Irv Kupcinet Show Unknown 1975
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Movie The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards Himself - Presenter 1974-11-20
Movie Sammy Unknown 1974
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Series V.I.P.-Schaukel Unknown 1974
Movie Frank Sinatra: The Main Event Unknown 1974-10-13
Movie James Dean Remembered Unknown 1974
Movie Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra Unknown 1973
Movie Old Faithful Unknown 1973
Movie Cavalcade of Champions Unknown 1973
Series ABC Late Night Himself 1973-01-01
Series NBC Follies Unknown 1973
Series Flip Unknown 1973
Series Celebrity Bowling Unknown 1973
Movie Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly Himself 1973-02-11
Movie Save the Children Himself 1973-09-18
Movie Poor Devil Sammy 1973-02-14
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Unknown 1972-09-13
Series The Midnight Special Unknown 1972-08-19
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series The Golden Shot Unknown 1972
Movie Chevrolet Presents Burt Bacharach Unknown 1972
Series The ABC Comedy Hour Unknown 1972
Movie The 44th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1972
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Movie Fight of the Century Himself - Audience Member 1971-03-08
Movie The Trackers Unknown 1971
Series Make Room for Granddaddy Unknown 1970
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1970
Movie Elvis: That's the Way It Is Unknown 1970
Movie The Best on Record Unknown 1970
Movie One More Time Unknown 1970
Series Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Unknown 1970
Movie The Klowns Unknown 1970
Series This Is Tom Jones Unknown 1969-02-07
Series Black Journal Unknown 1969
Series Hee Haw Unknown 1969-06-15
Series The Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown 1969-09-17
Movie Sammy Davis Jr. Unknown 1969
Movie The Fall Unknown 1969
Series Playboy After Dark Unknown 1969
Movie Frank Sinatra Jr. with Family and Friends Unknown 1969
Series The Leslie Uggams Show Unknown 1969-09-28
Movie The Pigeon Larry Miller 1969-11-04
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Movie Sweet Charity Unknown 1969
Series Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie The 40th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1968
Movie Sammy Davis Jr. in Europa Unknown 1968
Series The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968
Series One Life to Live Unknown 1968-07-15
Movie Romp!!! Unknown 1968
Movie Salt and Pepper Unknown 1968
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1968
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1968
Movie Gala of the Year Unknown 1967
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1967-04-17
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1967-09-09
Movie Danny Thomas Block Party: U.S.A. Unknown 1967
Series Dateline: Hollywood Unknown 1967-02-12
Series Late Night Line-Up Unknown 1967
Series The Danny Thomas Hour Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie The Heart of Show Business Unknown 1967
Movie Movin' with Nancy Unknown 1967
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? The Cheshire Cat 1966-03-30
Movie The Strolling '20s Unknown 1966
Movie A Man Called Adam Unknown 1966
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1966
Series The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show Unknown 1966
Series I Dream of Jeannie Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie The 17th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1965
Movie The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World Unknown 1965
Movie Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children Unknown 1965
Movie The Best on Record Unknown 1965
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Movie The 19th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1965
Series Die Rudi Carrell Show Unknown 1965-10-25
Movie Nightmare in the Sun Unknown 1965
Series Hullabaloo Unknown 1965
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Robin and the 7 Hoods Unknown 1964
Movie Meet Sammy Davis Junior 2 Unknown 1964
Movie The Disorderly Orderly Unknown 1964
Movie Sammy Davis Jr., Unknown 1964
Movie The 18th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1964
Movie The 36th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Presenter: Music Score Awards 1964-04-13
Movie Freedom Spectacular Unknown 1964-05-14
Series Reflets de Cannes Unknown 1964
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Here's Edie Unknown 1963-09-26
Series The Jerry Lewis Show Unknown 1963-09-21
Movie Three Penny Opera Unknown 1963
Movie Johnny Cool Unknown 1963
Series The Dick Powell Theatre Unknown 1963
Movie Meet Sammy Davis Jr. 1 Unknown 1963
Movie Of Love and Desire Unknown 1963
Series General Hospital Unknown 1963-04-01
Series The Art Linkletter Show Himself - Guest 1963-02-18
Series The Patty Duke Show Unknown 1963-09-18
Series The Andy Williams Show Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie Convicts 4 Unknown 1962
Movie Sergeants 3 Unknown 1962
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1962
Series Stump the Stars Unknown 1962
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Frontier Circus Unknown 1962
Movie Main Event Himself - Guest 1961-03-07
Movie The Royal Variety Performance 1961 Unknown 1961
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1961
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Password All-Stars Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Jack Paar Tonight Show Unknown 1961
Series Hennesey Unknown 1960
Movie Ocean's 11 Unknown 1960
Movie Pepe Unknown 1960
Movie The 32nd Annual Academy Awards Himself - Performer 1960-04-04
Movie The Royal Variety Show Unknown 1960
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1960
Movie Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley Unknown 1960
Movie Sammy Davis Jr Meets the British Unknown 1960
Series About Faces Unknown 1960
Movie Special Gala to Support Kennedy Campaign Unknown 1960
Series The Big Party Unknown 1959
Movie Porgy and Bess Unknown 1959
Series Spectacular Unknown 1958
Series The Milton Berle Show Unknown 1958-10-08
Movie Anna Lucasta Unknown 1958
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series Washington Square Unknown 1957
Series The Big Record Unknown 1957
Series The Frank Sinatra Show Unknown 1957-10-18
Movie Operation Mad Ball Unknown 1957
Series The Walter Winchell Show Himself 1956-10-05
Series The Nat King Cole Show Unknown 1956-11-05
Movie Meet Me in Las Vegas Unknown 1956
Series The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium Unknown 1955
Movie Six Bridges to Cross Unknown 1955
Series Person to Person Unknown 1955
Series Tonight! Unknown 1955
Movie Dateline: Disneyland Unknown 1955
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Texaco Star Theatre Unknown 1953
Series Make Room for Daddy Unknown 1953-09-29
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series The Bob Hope Show Unknown 1952-10-12
Series The Linkletter Show Unknown 1952-09-01
Series The Jackie Gleason Show Unknown 1952-09-20
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1951
Series The Jack Benny Program Unknown 1950-10-28
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Movie New Orleans Unknown 1947
Movie Sweet and Low Unknown 1947
Movie Seasoned Greetings Unknown 1933
Movie Rufus Jones for President Unknown 1933