sammy davis jr
Jeremiah G. Hamilton was the richest non-white man in the country.
"Wait till the NAACP hears about this."
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway weren’t the first legends to make a big ol mistake while announcing the winner for an Oscar category. Singer and actor Sammy Davis Jr. flubbed his Oscar’s presentation when he was handed the wrong envelope at the 1963 Academy Awards.
Until the very night I met him, Sammy Davis Jr. was someone that I irreverently made fun of because, to me, he represented that 'show business song-and-dance man' which I thought had a lack of sincerity when I would see him perform on TV.
First Nighter: Maurice Hines's 'Tappin' Thru Life' Is Tops, Mac Wellman's 'The Offending Gesture' Has Its Moments
No sooner than the Broadway revival of A. R. Gurney's Sylvia closes, in which an actress plays a dog, than Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, opens, at the Connelly, in which not one but two actresses play dogs.
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is developing a movie, TV series and documentary on Sammy Davis Jr., based on Matt Birkbeck’s
For both his children and millions of his fans, the dedication of Sammy Davis Jr. Drive in Las Vegas on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 is a fitting commemoration of the legacy of the legendary entertainer and a living reminder of the lasting contributions he made to the city he loved.
Much like the great Sammy Davis, Jr., the unicycle ensemble from the South Bronx beat the naysayers and racists, as well as the pitfalls of their neighborhood with their talent. They achieved this while breaking down barriers and leaving a smooth trail of unicycle tracks for others, like myself, to follow.
From Fillmore East To The Moon: Chats with ABB's Jaimoe, CPD's Steve Perry, POTM's Sam & Barry Shear and Cris Cab...Plus!
Jaimoe: You go in, and it's "Hey man, I've got this song, let's try it here. I heard it on the radio the other day and it goes similar to this." [hums tune] You relate to that like bouncing a ball against the wall. The ball comes back, but it's not going to come straight back at you
The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers
At a time when "downtown" white venues were off limits to blacks, the Apollo certified success for African-American performers. And it has been at the forefront of the latest trends in the black community.
Lenny Kravitz, Sammy Davis Jr. and Drake--oy! Not only have these three entertainers broken hearts and topped the charts
I was privileged to meet Sammy Davis, Jr. in the mid 1950s and had a friendship that deepened over the years until his death in 1990. Below, in his own words, are Sammy's recollection of that momentous day in Washington.
A restored print of the soul-throttling film-noir, which concerns an outlaw couple who bond over their mutual affection for artillery, provided a jangling opening night choice for UCLA Festival of Preservation 2013.