Sammy Davis, Jr. was born in Harlem, New York. His mother is of Afro-Cuban descent. Davis was an American entertainer (dancer, singer, comedian, and actor). He was known for films like Ocean's 11 and Sergeants 3.
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Let's Talk About Sammy Davis, Jr
What he contributed:
- Davis was a donor to the Reverend Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH organization. People United to Save/Serve Humanity is an organization that pursues social justice, civil rights, and political activism.
- He was a larger financial supporter of the Civil Rights movement.
- He was one of the very few stars to receive an Emmy, Tony, Grammy Award nominations. He also received a Kennedy Center medal for career achievement.