Sammy Davis Jr.
After serving in World War II, he returned to the United States with a deeper desire than ever to be famous, establishing a successful recording career and a relationship with the high-profile Rat Pack, which led to roles in Ocean's Eleven (1960), Sergeants 3 (1962), Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) and Salt and Pepper (1968). Davis made his Broadway debut in 1956 in the semiautobiographical musical "Mr. Wonderful" and earned a Tony nomination in 1964 for his performance in the musical version of Clifford Odets's "Golden Boy."
He returned to the stage in 1978 with a revival of "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off." A longtime cigar smoker, he died May 16, 1990, of throat cancer.
Frank Sinatra leads an all-star cast as Danny Ocean, who decides to knock over a few casinos on the Las Vegas Strip with his buddies -- including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford -- in one of the merriest heist movies ever. The summit meeting of Sinatra's "Rat Pack" cronies, this comic caper was filmed on location in Vegas during the daylight-hour downtime between the real-life group's ongoing gig at the Sands Hotel.
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- Robin and the 7 Hoods
- Sweet Charity
- Alice in Wonderland
- The Ocean's 11 Story
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- Sammy Davis Jr.: One Cool Cat
- Best of Person to Person
- Anna Lucasta
- Merv Griffin: 40 Interesting People
- The Best of Password: 1962-1967
- The Patty Duke Show: Season 2
- A Man Called Adam
- Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
- Salt and Pepper
- Playboy After Dark
- One More Time
- James Dean: The First American Teenager
- Sinatra: Gold Collector's Edition
- The Legendary Liberace
- The Legendary Nat "King" Cole
- Larry King Live: Greatest Interviews