95 years ago, a star was born.
"Davis will be remembered throughout his career as one of the world's greatest entertainers, as a remarkably popular and versatile performer equally adept at acting, singing, dancing and impersonations -- in short, a variety artist in the classic tradition. He is among the very first African-American performers to find favor with audiences on both sides of the color barrier, and remains a perennial icon of cool, which could also be said of his tap dancing-- quick-fired with crystal clarity and rhythmically swinging flourishes of flash."
Source : memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.music.tdabio.72/default.html
Sammy Davis Jr. playlist of videos on Youtube (Tap Dance Archive Productions)