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Sammy Davis Jr. In Black & White36:19

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photoSammy Davis Jr. grew up on the vaudeville stage and lived the highs and lows of a perpetual performer. A new biography cuts through the shuck and jive to reveal a lone black man making good in Eisenhower's America.


Wil Haygood, writer for the Washington Post and author of "In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr." and "King of the Cats: The Life and Death of Adam Clayton Powell"

This program aired on November 14, 2003.

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