Sammy Davis Jr., 6 years old - one of the greatest tap dancers of all time.

A very young Sammy Davis, Jr. Thinking that the audience would pay more to see a dwarf perform than a child, Sammy Davis Jr.'s father would dress him up and make him dance while passing him off as a small adult.

Sammy Davis Jr. by Philippe Halsman, 1965

by Philippe Halsman, 1965 singer, dancer, actor started his career dancing in the Will Masterson Trio.

Sammy Davis Jr and Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene.

Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Milton Greene, Haha Sammy talking mess!

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990)

Sammy Davis Jr 👑 ~ ~ You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis Jr. ... While Dean and Frankie get more recognition, make no mistake, this man was one truly gifted artist, and was just as important to the success of the Rat Pack as Dino or "ol Blue Eyes.-- Well said. - MReno

to me the most unappreciated man of the rat pack. He was an amazing singer, dancer and all around entertainer.

Sammy DAVIS Jr. (1925-1990) * AFI Top Actor nominee > A "contract" was put out by Harry Cohn due to his interracial affair with Kim Novak, threatening 'you will lose your other eye' if it continued. Allegedly Frank Sinatra intervened and saved the day, but Davis married black showgirl Loray White, out of fear for his life. Lasted a few months before Davis got it annulled. Loray allegedly received $10,000 and a cadillac.

An entry from Junctioned

at home, photographed by Sid Avery, 1960 Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.

The Rat Pack: Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop

Here’s birthday star Peter Lawford with his “Rat Pack” pals (left to right): Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter and Joey Bishop. Lawford was born on September

Elvis and Sammy Davis Jr....Party after the opening night of the hotel in Vegas...69

Backstage in Vegas Elvis Presley hangs out with Sammy Davis Jr. in his dressing room during opening night at the Showroom International Hotel in Las Vegas on August

Dean Martin holds up Sammy Davis Jr. on stage at The Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, 1963.

"I’d like the thank the NAACP for this award"… Dean Martin holds up Sammy Davis Jr. on stage at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas,

"The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other." ~  Sammy Davis, Jr.

The Rat Pack- Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra laughing away