Samuel George Davis Jr. After military service, he returned to the trio and became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's in West Hollywood after the Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In , at the age of 29, he lost his left eye in a car accident. Several years later, he converted to Judaism , finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities.
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You have 0 items in your cart. Sammy Davis, Jr. His dark face has grown moist with perspiration. He reaches for a tambourine, slaps it against his hip.
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Sammy Davis, Jr. After serving in the U. Army he became the central figure of the Mastin Trio, not only singing and dancing but also playing trumpet, drums, piano, and vibraphone; moreover, he was an accomplished mime and comedian. He encountered virulent racial prejudice early in his career, but he endured to become one of the first African American stars to achieve wide popularity. Along with his extremely successful nightclub career, Davis was a popular recording artist, and he was successful on Broadway in Mr.
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