Sammy Davis Jr.
Appearing on stage and in films, Sammy Davis Jr. was a famed member of the Rat Pack in the 1960s along with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop and a few other visiting members. Davis shot to fame as part of the Will Mastin Trio with whom he first became a recording artist and he is almost unrivalled as a singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian. His contribution to the music industry and talents were posthumously recognised with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Shot by Dale Barnes on July 9th, 1959, Sammy Davis Jr. is pictured after being given the chance by the CBC to host his own TV show called Sammy Davis’s Parade.