Sammy Davis, Sr. appearing in a nightclub.
Sammy Davis, Sr. (1900-1988) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was a singer-dancer whose career included vaudeville, motion pictures, television, the stage, and appearances at many of the nations' best hotels and night clubs. He brought his only son Sammy Davis, Jr. up in the family business as well. He returned to Wilmington in 1978 as a celebrity guest at the North Carolina Azalea Festival.
1978 March 30
Davis, Sammy, Sr., 1889-1988; African American entertainers
Bill Reaves African American Family Files, Series II, "Davis Family" File
Donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Bill Reaves in 1999
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Clipping from the Wilmington Journal, March 30 1978