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 9,024,995 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Sammy Davis Jr. is the 212th most popular singer (up from 283rd in 2019), the 1,353rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,725th in 2019) and the 70th 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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  • 9.0M

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  • 69.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 212 out of 3,541Before him are Peter Green, Rob Halford, George Benson, Boris Christoff, Debbie Harry, and Drake. After him are Tom Morello, Omara Portuondo, Kylie Minogue, Vicky Leandros, Shirley Bassey, and Gianni Morandi.

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Among people born in 1925, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 80Before him are Veljko Kadijević, Michel de Certeau, Nicolai Gedda, Harry Harrison, Ernest Gellner, and Tom Gehrels. After him are Hal Holbrook, John Pople, Hilda Gadea, Gabriele Amorth, Masanori Tokita, and Oliver Smithies. Among people deceased in 1990, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 45Before him are Vasili Kuznetsov, Aaron Copland, Art Blakey, Ugo Tognazzi, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, and Edward A. Murphy Jr.. After him are Ivan Serov, Philippe Soupault, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Alexander Pechersky, Reinaldo Arenas, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 1,353 out of 15,968Before him are Sissy Spacek (1949), Ethan Hawke (1970), Matthew Perry (1969), Mike Pompeo (1963), William H. Macy (1950), and Floyd Patterson (1935). After him are Robert Conrad (1935), Paul L. Smith (1936), Sequoyah (1770), Marilyn Manson (1969), Tom Morello (1964), and William Walker (1824).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 70Before him are Trini Lopez (1937), Courtney Love (1964), Dionne Warwick (1940), Neil Diamond (1941), George Benson (1943), and Debbie Harry (1945). After him are Tom Morello (1964), Chris Cornell (1964), Bessie Smith (1894), Meat Loaf (1947), John Fogerty (1945), and Carole King (1942).