Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Highest Rated: 83% Sweet Charity (1969)

Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)

Birthday: Dec 08, 1925

Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA

Widely regarded as one of the greatest showmen of the 20th century, entertainment legend Sammy Davis, Jr. boasted an astounding career that, quite literally, spanned a lifetime. Performing with his vaudevillian father from the age of three, Davis honed his craft as a singer, dancer, musician, impressionist and comedian as one-third of the Will Mastin Trio, prior to breaking out as a popular solo act in the early 1950s. He overcame the obstacles of racism and personal tragedies, such as the loss of his left eye, to become one of the most successful mainstream performers of his day. As a founding member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack," he sold out shows in Las Vegas and appeared in hit films like "Ocean's Eleven" (1960). For decades, Davis was also a constant radio presence, with such hit singles as "I've Gotta Be Me" and "The Candy Man." He conquered Broadway in the acclaimed production "Golden Boy," and even in his later years, still attract sold out crowds during a 1988 world tour with his old partners in crime, Sinatra and Dean Martin. Although taken by cancer at the relatively young age of 64, Sammy Davis, Jr. remained a timeless source of joy, fascination and inspiration for generations of fans to come.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid Who Loved Christmas Sideman (Character) - 1990
50% 69% Tap Little Mo (Character) $8.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberace: The World's Greatest Showman Unknown (Character) - 1988
42% 47% Moon Over Parador Self $10.1M 1988
No Score Yet 72% That's Dancing! Self - 1985
13% 45% Cannonball Run II Morris Fenderbaum (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 54% Cracking Up Self - 1983
No Score Yet 100% Heidi's Song Head Ratte (Voice) - 1982
30% 61% The Cannonball Run Morris Fenderbaum (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gone With the West Kid Dandy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 27% Little Moon and Jud McGraw Kid Dandy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor Devil Sammy (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 29% The Trackers Ezekiel Smith (Character),
Producer
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love You, Billy Baker Billy Baker (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 25% One More Time Charles Salt (Character) - 1970
83% 73% Sweet Charity Big Daddy Brubeck (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pigeon Larry Miller (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 36% Salt and Pepper Charles Salt (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet 73% Alice in Wonderland The Cheshire Cat (Voice) - 1966
No Score Yet 56% A Man Called Adam Adam Johnson (Character) - 1966
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Will (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Threepenny Opera Unknown (Character) - 1963
40% 46% Johnny Cool Educated (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 46% Convicts Four Wino (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 30% Sergeants 3 Jonah Williams (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 60% Three Penny Opera Ballad Singer (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 53% Pepe Self - 1961
48% 81% Ocean's Eleven Josh Howard (Character) - 1960
83% 77% Porgy and Bess Sportin' Life (Character) - 1959
29% 79% Anna Lucasta Danny Johnson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seasoned Greetings Henry Johnson (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rufus Jones for President Rufus Jones (Character) - 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Benny Schafer (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Himself (Guest Star) 1984
69% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Music Performer,
Guest
1973 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Billy Lee Watson (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Himself (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burke's Law Cordwainer Bird (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Allie Burns (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Kid Pepper (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1962 1959 1957 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959

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