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Sammy Davis, Jr.
December 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990
Nationality: American
Category: Entertainer
Subcategory: American Entertainer

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


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


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


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


The ultimate mystery is one's own self.


There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.


I go to temple a lot less than I would like because when I do, people still look at me as if they think it's a publicity stunt.


Ten million dollars after I'd become a star I was deeply in debt.


There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time.


I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.


I don't have many easy songs.


I hadn't been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the bookmakers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn't show for my wedding.


When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my lap and call me Uncle Sammy.


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


My home has always been show business.


The one thing you don't want is that stale sound when you've done a line so much you can't find a fresh approach to it. Drop it.


I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.


I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten.


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

    Topics: Show Business

To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.


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