Sammy Davis Jr. bio has daughter’s personal touch
Sammy Davis Jr.—A Personal Journey With My Father
By Tracey Davis
Hardcover, 208 pages, $30 (Running Press)
Fans of the Rat Pack will enjoy this poignant, personal memoir, accompanied by a wealth of rare photos, from Davis’ only daughter with Swedish actress May Britt, who traces her father’s remarkable life and career at home and in Hollywood across six decades, in more than 20 movies, on more than 40 record albums, in seven Broadway shows—and in millions of American living rooms as a black entertainer on TV who broke the “color barrier” for many others who would follow. It’s often hard to define “cool,” but Sammy Davis Jr., baby, he had it, in every way, from every angle. He was it.
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine