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Also Known As: Died: May 16, 1990
Born: December 8, 1925 Cause of Death: throat cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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grandmother: Rosa Davis. Raised Sammy Davis Jr until age three while parents toured.
grandmother: Louisa Sanchez. Maternal grandmother; died in October 1996 at the age of 112.
father: Sammy Davis Sr. Vaudevillian, dancer. Born c. 1901 in Wilmington North Carolina; died May 21, 1988 in Beverly Hills, California of natural causes; joined Will Mastin Trio after WWI.
mother: Elvera Davis. Chorus girl, tap dancer. Puerto Rican; lead chorus dancer with Will Mastin's Holiday in Dixieland troupe; left family when Sammy Davis Jr was three; died on September 2, 2000 at age 95.
sister: Ramona James. Born c. 1927.
sister: Suzette Davis.
son: Mark Davis. Video store owner. Born c. 1960; adopted by Davis and May Britt; co-owner of Lake Tahoe video store with brother and May Britt.
daughter: Tracey Garner. TV commericials producer. Born in 1961; mother, May Britt; working on film of father's 1965 autobiography, "Yes, I Can"; married to Guy Garner; has one son Sammy, born c. 1989.
son: Jeff Davis. Video store owner. Born in 1963; adopted by Davis and May Britt; co-owner of Lake Tahoe video store with brother and May Britt.
son: Manny Davis. Born c. 1978; adopted by Davis and Altovise Davis in 1989.

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