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Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017)

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A star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) pay tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.

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Samuel D. Pollard

Writer:

Laurence Maslon
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Credited cast:
Harry Belafonte ... Himself (archive footage)
Tony Bennett ... Himself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)
Burt Boyar Burt Boyar ... Himself
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ... Himself
Leslie Bricusse Leslie Bricusse ... Himself
May Britt ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert J. Brown Robert J. Brown ... Himself
Eddie Cantor ... Himself (archive footage)
Diahann Carroll ... Herself (archive footage)
Billy Crystal ... Himself
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Angie Dickinson ... Herself (archive footage)
Michael Dinwiddie Michael Dinwiddie ... Himself
Gerald Early ... Himself
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A star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) pay tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.

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USA | France

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English

Release Date:

14 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die vielen Leben des Sammy Davis Jr. See more »

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American Masters,Arte See more »
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Simply Fabulous
17 March 2018 | by clg238See all my reviews

"Fabulous" was the word I heard again and again as I left the theatre after a screening. The movie is terrific! A wonderfully made documentary of a brilliantly talented entertainer, it shows us the highs and lows of a singular life! There is plenty of Sammy Davis, Jr., in the film, starting from when he was a precocious performer at age 3. The breadth of his talents is well covered and simply dazzles. An interesting array of well known and not so well known people comment on the star's highs and lows, their words well chosen and never boring. His life was bound up with the politics and social mores of the time, an aspect that made the film important as well as a joy to see. I was so mesmerized that I forgot to eat the excellent chocolates I'd bought.


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