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1990: Sammy Davis Jr., Famous Convert to Judaism, Dies : Sammy Davis - a great mainstream star in an era when, as a black man, he couldn't stay in some of the hotels he performed in

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dc.contributor.author Green, David B.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-27T19:38:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-27T19:38:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-16
dc.identifier.uri https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-1990-sammy-davis-jr-dies-1.5242961
dc.description.abstract Part of Haaretz's "This Day in Jewish History" series, this article discusses the life, career and formal conversion to Judaism of the African-American entertainer, Sammy Davis Jr. The article notes that while Davis was recovering in the hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident, performer Eddie Cantor spoke to him about the similarities between black and Jewish culture. That sparked Davis' interest in Judaism and he began reading about Judaism. He converted some time later. Click on the link to read the article. en_US
dc.description.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11976/598
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Haaretz en_US
dc.subject Davis, Sammy Jr. en_US
dc.subject Entertainers en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject Singer
dc.subject Dancer
dc.subject Comedian
dc.title 1990: Sammy Davis Jr., Famous Convert to Judaism, Dies : Sammy Davis - a great mainstream star in an era when, as a black man, he couldn't stay in some of the hotels he performed in en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Web Page


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