Sammy Davis, Jr. Net Worth
Sammy Davis, Jr. Net Worth: Sammy Davis, Jr. was an American entertainer who had a net worth equal to $5 million at the time of his death in 1990. Sammy's net worth could have been much higher. His financial situation wasn't aided by the fact that Davis was married three times and had four children. More importantly, at the time of his death he was in debt to the Internal Revenue Service to the tune of $7 million (equal to $13 million after adjusting for inflation). His estate was also the subject of many legal battles. Samuel George Davis, Jr. was born in Harlem, New York in December 1925 and passed away in May 1990. Davis was a singer and dancer, as well as musician and impressionist. He started out in vaudeville with his father at just three years old. Davis lost his left eye in an automobile accident in 1954. His film career started in 1933. He appeared in Ocean's 11, the first Rat Pack film, in 1960. Davis starred on Broadway in Mr Wonderful and Golden Boy. As a singer he had a hit with "The Candy Man". In 1972 he became a star in Las Vegas and gained the nickname "Mister Show Business". David was a large financial supporter of the Civil Rights movement. In 1972 he physically embraced President Richard M. Nixon and drew criticism. He was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He was awarded with the Springarn Medal by the NAACP and was awarded Kennedy Center Honors and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1960 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sammy Davis, Jr. passed away on May 16, 1990 from throat cancer at the age of 64.