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Sammy Davis Sr. (1900–1988)


Sammy Davis Sr. was born on December 12, 1900 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for The Benny Goodman Story (1956), Sammy (1974) and The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950). He was married to Elvera Davis. He died on May 21, 1988 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Benny Goodman Story
The Benny Goodman Story Fletcher Henderson
(1956)
Sammy
Sammy Himself
(1974)
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Singer / Dancer / Himself
(1952-1954)
Sweet and Low
Sweet and Low Member, Will Maston Trio
(1947)

Filmography

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 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Cashier
- The Gang's All Here (1962) ... Cashier
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
Fletcher Henderson
 1947 Sweet and Low (Short)
Member, Will Maston Trio (as Will Maston Trio)
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 1974 Sammy (TV Movie)
Himself
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Themselves
- Episode #2.1 (1956) ... Themselves
 1955 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Himself - Singer / Dancer
- Episode #8.3 (1955) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer (as The Will Maston Trio)
 1951-1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #8.36 (1955) ... Himself (as The Will Maston Trio)
- Episode #8.30 (1955) ... Himself
- Episode #5.9 (1951) ... Himself (as the Will Maston Trio)
- Episode #4.48 (1951) ... Himself (as The Will Maston Trio)
 1952-1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Singer / Dancer / Himself
- Episode #5.7 (1954) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer (as The Will Maston Trio)
- Episode #4.45 (1954) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer (as The Will Maston Trio)
- Episode #4.44 (1954) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer (as the Will Maston Trio)
- Episode #3.30 (1953) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer (as The Will Maston Trio)
- Episode #3.2 (1952) ... Himself - Singer / Dancer (as The Will Maston Trio)
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 1990 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 16 May 1990 (1990) ... Himself (uncredited)
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Will Maston Trio | the Will Maston Trio | The Will Maston Trio
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Father of Sammy Davis Jr.

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Sagittarius

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