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    Sammy davis jr. On pbs ' american masters

    On many PBS stations tonight, PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS will feature Sammy Davis Jr, one of the 20th Century's Greatest Entertainers. (9 pm in most areas)

    Never-before-seen photographs and interviews with Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis and others provide insight into Sammy Davis Jr.'s talent and journey for identity in Hollywood.

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    Thanks; will be a good watch. Davis' 60's lps are superb. He was a great singer.

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    In checking my PBS listings, I found this trailer for the show. Without a doubt, Sammy is one of the most underrated entertainers of the 20th Century.

    https://www.thirteen.org/programs/am...railer-ui2q9j/

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    I watched this last night and really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milven View Post
    On many PBS stations tonight, PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS will feature Sammy Davis Jr, one of the 20th Century's Greatest Entertainers. (9 pm in most areas)

    Never-before-seen photographs and interviews with Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis and others provide insight into Sammy Davis Jr.'s talent and journey for identity in Hollywood.
    This sounds wonderful. Hopefully PBS UK will show this eventually.What a fantastic entertainer he was, and what a trailblazer.

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    He truly was a pioneer in every stretch of the imagination.

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    I need to watch this. It took me years to appreciate Sammy Davis, Jr. When I was a little boy (9-12 years old) I remember feeling embarrassed and ashamed for him when his fellow Rat Packers said racist things to him on TV roasts and other occasions. But after I learned more about him, I was more angry with them than let down by him. To this day, I can't watch Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Joey Bishop on TV without resenting them.

    Sammy deserved a lot better and I hope people appreciate the genius that he was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    I need to watch this. It took me years to appreciate Sammy Davis, Jr. When I was a little boy (9-12 years old) I remember feeling embarrassed and ashamed for him when his fellow Rat Packers said racist things to him on TV roasts and other occasions. But after I learned more about him, I was more angry with them than let down by him. To this day, I can't watch Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Joey Bishop on TV without resenting them.

    Sammy deserved a lot better and I hope people appreciate the genius that he was.
    Correctly stated and agreed. Davis suffered tremendous racism in his military stint (as well as of course in life in general) but it seems that the time in the military made him determined to absorb into white society. Now we can just revel in his tremendous talent and life force.

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