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SAMMY DAVIS, JR.  (December 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990) πŸ–€ 'You have to be able to look back at your life and say, "Yeah, that was fun." ~Sammy Davis, Jr.

May 16th 1990 - 29 years ago today - we lost one of the world's best πŸ’”.
Sammy was, and still is, greatly admired for all he did - his compassion for others, his drive to fight for what he believed in, and, simply, his effortless talent.
While we miss his jokes, impressions, crooning, tap-dancing, and so much more...
What we miss most of all is his ability to light up a room with his presence. His laugh, warmth, and love for those around him are only a few of the many, many things we loved most about him, and today we hope you will share with us your favorite things about Sammy.
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In April 1966, Sammy came to Miami to perform upscale Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, but first he visited the Brownsville Community Center near Liberty City to perform a free concert for the black community in front of a packed audience of 700. Before he performed, he had a few words to say: πŸŽ™οΈ
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"I have respect for Elvis and my friendship. It ain't my business with he did in private. The only thing I want to know is, 'Was he my friend? Did I enjoy him as a performer? Did he give the world of entertainment something?'
- and the answer is YES on all accounts. The other jazz don't matter." - Sammy
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