Sammy Davis Jr. was in several japanese coffee commercials.
Sammy Davis Jr. was the first male singer to admit to being a frequent watcher of soap operas, this lead him on to a recurring role on the soap opera "One life to live".
Sammy was just 7 years old when he played the title role in the 1933 movie "Rufus Jones for President."
The singer said, in his autobiography book, that he had a lifestyle around alcohol, cocaine, and women. He also admits that he had some financial problems, spending more than what was earning and remained in this state for the rest of his life.
Before he died, when he was told that he could be saved by surgery from his cancer, Sammy said that he would rather keep his voice than have a part of his throat removed.
In 2001, Sammy Davis Jr. received, posthumously, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sammy became a member of the famous Rat Pack, in 1959, along other performers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and Shirley MacLaine.
Sammy's mother, Elvera Davis, was born Elvera Sanchez, of Puerto Rican ancestry.
During his childhood as a vaudeville entertainer, Sammy would get around strict child labor laws by being billed as "Silent Sammy, the Dancing Midget"
In 1965, Sammy was nominated For a `Best Actor (Musical)` Tony Award for his performance in the 1964 Broadway Musical "Golden Boy"
Sammy had one child.
In 1960, Sammy caused controversy when he married white Swedish-born actress May Britt.
Sammy was a longtime fan of the game show Family Feud.
Sammy was a good friend of Bill Cosby.
Sammy was 1.6 metres tall.
Sammy sang the theme tune to the 70's TV crime series Baretta.
Sammy was given a gift, of a black sapphire ring, by Elvis Presley, who told him, "This is the biggest black star I've seen, so I'm giving it to the biggest black star I know."
Sammy is interred next to his father at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, Garden of Honor.
Sammy described himself as "a one-eyed Jewish Negro".
Sammy was a regular at many of Elvis Presley's Las Vegas concerts.
Sammy filmed a cameo appearance for Diamonds Are Forever, but the scene was cut.
Tim Burton wanted to cast Sammy as the title character in `Beetle Juice`.
Sammy and the other members of the Rat Pack were banned from Marilyn Monroe's funeral.
Sammy is the father of Mark Davis and Tracey Davis.
Sammy is the son of Sammy Davis Sr.
In 1954, Sammy lost his left eye as a result of a car accident.
Sammy underwent hip surgery in 1985.
Sammy merchandized his own brand of food items in the 1980s.
Sammy never went to school.
Sammy smoked 4 packs of cigarettes a day during his lifetime.
Sammy died the same day as Jim Henson.
Sammy was a good friend of Ron Perlman.
Sammy: Fame comes with its own standard. A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch - unless he's Humphrey Bogart.
Sammy: I've done some things I wish I could erase. . . . I invented mistakes. But the mistakes must be seen in context, and they must be weighed along with the positives.
Sammy: Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
Sammy: What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.
Sammy: You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.
Sammy: The ultimate mystery is one's own self.
Sammy: I go to temple a lot less than I would like because when I do, people still look at me as if they think it's a publicity stunt.
Sammy: You have to be able to look back at your own life and say `Yeah, that was fun.` The only person I ever hurt was myself and even that I did to the minimum. If you can do that and you're still functioning, you're the luckiest person in the world.
Sammy: I'm 64 years old, but I feel I've lived the life of a person at 164.
Sammy: I'm colored, Jewish and Puerto Rican. When I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out!
Sammy: Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to get insulted.