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Fridays are the day when we at the McElrath Cabaret Blog present blog posts in our Cabaret Through Time series. We present historical cabaret singers, entertainers, venues, writers, and musicians, and often include cabaret videos. We hope that you find them informative!


Sammy Davis, Jr.–An Entertainment Legend


It’s late and it’s been a long day, so this is going to be a very brief Cabaret Through Time post.  I love Sammy Davis, Jr., and want to share just a little bit about his work tonight.


Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1989

Source:  By Alan Light (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Here are some links to more information about Sammy Davis, Jr.:


If you are not familiar with the work and life of Sammy Davis, Jr., I encourage you to check out the links.  If you remember seeing him in Las Vegas with the Rat Pack or in his films or on Broadway or television or his extensive nightclub career, I encourage you to check out the links to learn more!
Here are a couple of songs that he was famous for:
Mr. Bojangles:


What Kind of Fool Am I?:



He was so funny and noted for his impersonations:



And his dancing:



And one of my favorites with Sammy Davis, Jr.–”The Rhythm of Life” from the Broadway musical “Sweet Charity”:



What are your favorite songs  and entertainment moments given by Sammy Davis, Jr.?  Let us know in the comments below–we love to hear from you!


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About Athena at McElrath Cabaret

Athena McElrath is an entertainer with a love for theatre and singing. She enjoys delving in the area of historical cabaret, researching the singers and clubs that were in business from before 1920 to the present, in New York and beyond.
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