Sammy Davis, Jr., born Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.

Sammy
Davis, Jr., born Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
1925
1990

American Entertainer known for his impersonation of actors and other celebrities

Author Quotes

We can't answer King's assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.

I'd learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.

What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.

If you want to get known as a singer you hire five sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras. That's publicity, man.

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens.

You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it.

All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House.

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.

A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.

Fame creates its own standard. A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch - unless he’s Humphrey Bogart.

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First Name
Sammy
Last Name
Davis, Jr., born Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
Birth Date
1925
Death Date
1990
Bio

American Entertainer known for his impersonation of actors and other celebrities