Death of Sammy Davis, Jr.

December 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990
Beverly Hills, California | Age 64

Hollywood mourns loss of legend song and dance man
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Hollywood's stars shed tears for Sammy Davis Jr., the exuberant song-and- dance man who started as a goggle-eyed child vaudevillian and battled to the glittery top of the entertainment world.

The man who joked he was the nation's only "black, one-eyed, Jewish entertainer" died early Wednesday of throat cancer at age 64.

"A heaven with his magic gives me warmth," said Frank Sinatra. "Sam was the best friend a man could have. He was a class act and I will miss him forever."...

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