On this day in 1925: Sammy Davis Jr. was born in Harlem.
Today’s soundtrack: Sammy, baby. Nothing but Sammy.
Today’s screening: OCEANS 11, PORGY AND BESS, ALL IN THE FAMILY “Sammy’s Visit,” CANNONBALL RUN, BATMAN, I DREAM OF JEANNIE “The Greatest Entertainer in the World,” THE JEFFERSONS “What Makes Sammy Run?” and the list goes on…
Today’s famous anecdote: One day on a golf course with Jack Benny, Davis was asked what his handicap was. “Handicap?” he said, “Talk about handicap — I’m a one-eyed Negro Jew.”
Today’s book club: YES, I CAN
Today’s oddball hobby: GUNSLINGING! - http://tinyurl.com/cfqh3dw
Today’s quote: “Most orgies that you go to, I have found, most of it is sad. All that wildness, all those laughs were like the shining silver and gold paper on packages, but there was nothing inside.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoos:
Happy birthday, Sam! You were the true triple-threat of the Rat Pack.