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Date of Birth 1 September 1905New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 2 September 2000Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameElvera Sanchez

Mini Bio (1)

Tap dancer, began performing at age 16 in the chorus line at the Lafayette Theater in Harlem. She continued her career into the early 1940s, dancing for six years in the chorus line at the Apollo Theatre. She served as advisor to the New York Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day from 1989 until her death.

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Spouse (1)

Sammy Davis Sr. (1923 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Mother of Sammy Davis Jr.
Known as 'Baby Sanchez' in her dancing days.
Elvera's father, Marco Sanchez, was a Cuban immigrant, with Afro-Cuban ancestry. Elvera's mother, Luisa Valentina Aguiar, was born in New York, to an Afro-Cuban father, Enrique Aguiar, and an African-American mother, Ida Henderson.

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