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Sammy Davis Jr. in A Man Called Adam

Sammy Davis Jr. (1925 - 1990)

Famed Singer/Entertainer

Film Deaths[]

  • A Man Called Adam (1966) [Adam Johnson]: Dies after collapsing on stage, due to a combination of illness and exhaustion, after playing his trumpet at a nightclub.

TV Deaths[]

  • The Rifleman: Two Ounces of Tin (1962) [Tip Corey]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Chuck Connors. (Thanks to Tom)
  • The Carol Burnett Show: Episode 10.2 (1976) [Various Characters]: Shot in the chest with arrows (off-camera) by an angry mob, after Carol Burnett announces to the crowd that she's raising their taxes, then ducks out of the way so the arrows hit Sammy instead. He dies after staggering back inside the palace and collapsing on the floor. (Played for comic effect.)

Notable Connections[]

  • Son of Sammy Davis Sr. and Elvera Sanchez.
  • Ex-husband of Loray White.
  • Husband of Altovise Davis.