Sammy Davis Jr(1925-1990), Actor and singer
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Singer and entertainer. Born in Harlem, New York. Appeared on stage in the musicals Mr Wonderful (1956), Golden Boy (1964) and on screen in Porgy and Bess (1959) and Sweet Charity (1968). With Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin formed part of the Las Vegas 'Rat Pack' group of performers. Had a U.S. number one record with Candy Man (1972) and huge success his TV programme The Sammy Davis Junior Show.
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