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Sammy Davis Jr. and May Britt on their wedding day on November 13, 1960.

 Photos by David Sutton


Ebony magazine covers from 1966


Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Milton H. Greene, 1976.


Mama Cass Elliot performing on The Hollywood Palace with guest host Sammy Davis Jr. in 1969.


Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr.,

Sammy Davis Jr., and Hillard Elkins

at a Times Square benefit show called ‘Broadway Answers Selma’ on April 4, 1965.

Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Gjon Mili in Porgy and Bess (1959)


Diana Ross, Sammy Davis Jr

and Michael Jackson on The Hollywood Palace on October 18, 1969.

This was the Jackson 5′s first national television appearance.

1970s Ebony Magazine Covers

Sammy Davis Jr. and May Britt photographed by Brian Duffy, 1960.

This photo by Duffy of Sammy Davis Jr. & his wife May Britt was taken in 1960 for Vogue. At the time, interracial marriage was banned in 31 US states before President Kennedy was elected and the laws were changed. May Britt converted to Judaism prior to her marriage.

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at a Share Party in 1963.  

Photos by Chester Maydole