Sammy Davis Jr was a bad man!

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    The man could do it all and better than most. Sing, dance, act, play any instrument, and could even spin a pistol better than most western actors in Hollywood.
     
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    He also was a huge jackass, one time when was preforming at Harrahs Lake Tahoe during one of his shows he went into a religious rant for about 15 minutes. Another time after a show he walked into one bars that was crowded and started pushing people out of his way. This info came from my parents who was at the show, and he pushed my father out of the way in the bar. his ugly side was famous with the employees at Harrahs at the time. He was just not a nice person!
     
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    OK, so Sammy sucks. What else ya got?
     
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    I loved his books about his growing up and his examplatory reaction to the constant confrontations with racist bigotry he was faced with. Great reading, and highly recommmended.

    On the whole, he man who deserves to be greatly admired, but due to the amount of s++t he had to deal with, he could at times be somewhat difficult.

    Me, I love him. Amazing talent, determination and energy.

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    i recently saw an episode of the rifleman and he was on it...doing the gun spin
     
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    Also impressive is he didn't have a cigarette at 3:45.
     
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    • Tommy Pischedda : Excuse me... are you reading "Yes I Can"?

      Limo Groupie : Yeah, have you read it?

      Tommy Pischedda : Yeah, by Sammy Davis, Jr.?

      Limo Groupie : Yeah.

      Tommy Pischedda : You know what the title of that book should be? "Yes, I Can If Frank Sinatra Says It's OK". 'Cause Frank calls the shots for all of those guys. Did you get to the part yet where uh... Sammy is coming out of the Copa... it's about 3 o'clock in the morning and, uh, he sees Frank? Frank's walking down Broadway by himself...

      [Nigel raises the limo partition]

      Tommy Pischedda : ****in' limeys.

      Marty DiBergi : Well, you know, they're not, uh, used to that world.

      Tommy Pischedda : Yeah, yeah.

      Marty DiBergi : You know, Frank Sinatra, it's a different world that they're in.

      Tommy Pischedda : You know, it's just that people like this... you know... they get all they want so they really don't understand, you know... about a life like Frank's. I mean, when you've loved and lost the way Frank has, then you, uh, you know what life's about.
     
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    Did Sammy ever record any Gospel, Soul, R&B or Blues...I’d like to hear him outside his typical bag?
     
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    I remember him talking about performing in various other genres, in his book "Yes, I Can". But as for records, if he did they're going to be early ones.

    I remember reading that book in maybe 1967 and I thought "Man, I like this guy".
    But whoever was in charge of deciding what direction his work should take thereafter (and what kinds of gigs he did) totally, totally messed up and the guy's last years are just vapid and counterfeit.

    I think Davis should've taken an angle something like Bobby Darin did. Sammy Davis, Jr. ends up, when looked at in 20/20 hindsight, as some kind of stupid puppet. That didn't need to happen. We can only hope that others learned valuable lessons from his downfall.
     
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