Wootton Talks Musical Movie Legends: SAMMY DAVIS JR: Breaking Barriers


A ground-breaking Vaudeville-cum-Las Vegas troubadour, Sammy Davis Jnr (1925–1990) was a legendary all-round entertainer – musician, singer, dancer and impressionist, as well as an actor in concerts, musical theatre and film & TV.

He was a member of Frank Sinatra’s famed Rat Pack, appearing in such films as Ocean’s 11 (1960), Johnny Cool (1963), Robin and the 7 Hoods, A Man Called Adam (1966), Salt and Pepper (1968), One More Time (1970) and The Cannonball Run (1981), as well as opposite Shirley MacLaine in Bob Fosse’s 1969 musical film Sweet Charity, while Broadway successes included Golden Boy and Mr. Wonderful. Davis was also a fan of cult Australian TV series Prisoner: Cell Block H, even visiting the show’s Melbourne set!

Wootton explores the life and career of this remarkable artist whose legacy also includes being a civil rights champion who helped break down showbiz racial barriers in in the 1950s and 1960s.

Please note: no exchanges or refunds are available for this session.


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