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Many people are familiar with the name Sammy Davis Jr. His showmanship is an accumulation of what he grew up around. His father was an entertainer in Vaudeville and he took Sammy on the road with him. Sammy is well publicized concerning his activity with the “Rat Pack” his close relationship with the late great Frank Sinatra. Mr. Davis had the ability to impersonate many performers both black and white. In the beginning this offended many who did not believe a black person should impersonate a white person.
This would soon take a backseat as the civil rights movement escalated. Mr. Davis would at time be at odds with many during the Civil rights movement for a variety of reasons. Many believed Mr. Davis should you his fame to bring more attention to the struggle. Mr. Davis did not necessarily see it this way. He deserves credit for crashing barriers and challenging the status quo. Whatever he was doing whether it was acceptable to the Movement leaders or not Sammy Davis Jr. opened door for many entertainers who would follow in the entertainment business. Mr. was not concerned if any would follow him or not. When he converted to Judaism it was for a reason. It would cause a network of people to view him not only as an entertainer but also in the light of faith. Consequently expanding his exposure in the entertainment world. This presents a little known view of Sammy Davis.
The Unknown Sammy Davis Jr. made appearance in several western movies. In an episode of the Rifleman he showed off a skill few are familiar. He was a quick draw artist. Seeing him in action is mind altering. He also sings and performs shooting expertise in “Bang Bang” The legendary entertainer suggest that he only felt free “on stage” he constantly gave great performance y et, one thing trouble him as it did Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and a multitude of African American entertainers. The majority of them did not believe they received the same respect as entertainers as their Caucasian counter parts. This