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Sammy Davis, Jr.

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also known for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities.
Davis started as a child vaudevillian who became known for his performances on Broadway and Las Vegas, Nevada. He went on to become a world famous recording artist, television and film star. Davis was also a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack".
At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, toured nationally, and after military service, returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in an automobile accident.
His film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960 he appeared in the first Rat Pack film, Ocean's 11. After a starring role on Broadway in 1956's Mr Wonderful, Davis returned to the stage in 1964's Golden Boy, and in 1966 had his own TV variety show, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Davis' career slowed in the late sixties, but he had a hit record with "The Candy Man", in 1972, and became a star in Las Vegas earning him the nickname Mister Show Business.

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  • Romeo and Juliet - Writer

    20:15, Sat 24th July 2021 - Tue 27th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • The Imaginary Invalid - Writer, Mr. Diaforious

    17:45, Sun 1st August 2021 - Thu 5th August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:45, Sun 8th August 2021 - Thu 12th August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:00, Sun 15th August 2021 - Thu 19th August 2021 at Barbican Centre

    The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière with dance sequences and musical interludes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. It premiered on 10 February 1673 at the Théâ…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Production Electrician

    20:15, Fri 22nd October 2021 - Wed 27th October 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Costume Designer

    20:45, Sat 23rd October 2021 - Thu 28th October 2021 at London Palladium
    20:15, Sat 30th October 2021 - Thu 4th November 2021 at London Palladium
    18:30, Sat 6th November 2021 - Thu 11th November 2021 at London Palladium

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. The story…

  • Hamlet - Choreographer

    19:15, Fri 28th January 2022 - Tue 1st February 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Angel

    19:30, Sat 29th January 2022 - Thu 3rd February 2022 at Crucible Theatre

    Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and enti…

  • The King and I - Deputy Stage Manager

    23:15, Fri 22nd April 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • Sweet Charity - Composer

    21:00, Sat 23rd July 2022 - Wed 27th July 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Mr. Goldstone

    20:15, Sun 16th October 2022 - Thu 20th October 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

  • Dance of the Vampires - Magda, Carpenter

    19:45, Fri 2nd December 2022 - Thu 8th December 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Fri 9th December 2022 - Thu 15th December 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Fri 16th December 2022 - Thu 22nd December 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Dance of the Vampires is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polanski film of the same name. Polanski also directed the original German production of this musical. Music was composed by Jim Steinman and…

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