Chris Smith

 

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In my humble opinion, probably the greatest entertainer ever, the incredibly talented Sammy Davis Jr. I was fortunate enough to see him perform in Dublin (along with Frank Sinatra and Lisa Minelli) and what a night it was. We were sat behind Richard Harris (the actor and singer of MacArthur Park) and the whole event was amazing but for me little Sammy stole the show. He was 63 at the time but sadly died one year later in 1990.

 

Apart from singing and dancing, Sammy was a highly accomplished stage and screen actor and master of impersonations which he nearly always included in his act. Therefore he is worthy of two clips.

 

Mr Bojangles   www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcfUjIguSs 

 

Impressions:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTI4ypSp_Gg

 

 

 

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