Biography (1994)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Synopsis by John Patrick Sheehan

This edition of Biography, the long running documentary series from A&E, explores the life of singer, actor and dancer Sammy Davis, Jr. A multi-talented performer, Davis recorded forty albums and made countless film, television and Las Vegas appearances in his lifetime. Davis began his career in vaudeville, tap dancing and singing at the age of four. Davis made his film debut by tap dancing in the 1932 short Rufus Jones For President. In the early 1960s, he appeared with his "Rat Pack" cohorts in a series of films including Ocean's Eleven, Sergeants Three and Robin and the Seven Hoods. Davis continued appearing on television variety shows and performing in Las Vegas throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In 1972, he had a number-one hit on the top-forty charts with "Candy Man."