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Sammy Davis Jr.

1925 - 1990

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Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor, comedian, film producer and television director. At age three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sammy Davis Jr. has received more than 9,725,330 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Sammy Davis Jr. is the 275th most popular singer (down from 212th in 2019), the 1,789th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,352nd in 2019) and the 87th most popular American Singer.

Sammy Davis Jr. is most famous for being a popular and successful African-American actor, singer, and dancer.

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  • 9.7M

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  • 58.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 275 out of 3,528Before him are Mahalia Jackson, Kiri Te Kanawa, Cab Calloway, Axl Rose, Rod Evans, and Ajda Pekkan. After him are Tim Staffell, Stevie Nicks, Peter Green, Jussi Björling, Umberto Tozzi, and R. Kelly.

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Among people born in 1925, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 96Before him are Toshio Iwatani, Robert Hardy, Hildegard Knef, Nicolai Gedda, Veljko Kadijević, and William Styron. After him are Martin Rodbell, Tom Gehrels, Ernesto Cardenal, Georges Delerue, Justo Gallego Martínez, and Lepa Radić. Among people deceased in 1990, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 54Before him are Alexander Pechersky, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Reinaldo Arenas, Yiannis Ritsos, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Philippe Soupault. After him are John Stewart Bell, Viktor Tsoi, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, Hussein Onn, Jim Henson, and Lewis Mumford.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 1,789 out of 18,182Before him are Walt Whitman Rostow (1916), Lady Bird Johnson (1912), Zack Snyder (1966), Ida Tarbell (1857), Will Eisner (1917), and Jon Favreau (1966). After him are Liv Tyler (1977), Jack Swigert (1931), Lionel Stander (1908), George Wald (1906), James Tolkan (1931), and Vannevar Bush (1890).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 87Before him are Sonny Bono (1935), Hank Williams (1923), Jessye Norman (1945), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Cab Calloway (1907), and Axl Rose (1962). After him are Stevie Nicks (1948), R. Kelly (1967), Eartha Kitt (1927), Bill Withers (1938), Solomon Burke (1936), and Gene Vincent (1935).