STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — The late Sammy Davis Jr.’s daughter, Tracey Davis, has just released an intimate memoir on the entertainment legend’s story, featuring rare family photos and conversations between the two.
In “A Personal Journey with My Father,” Tracey Davis and Nina Bunche Pierce give fans and readers a personal history of one of the original members of the “Rat Pack.”
Nicknamed “Mr. Show Business,” Davis was a consummate performer who sang, danced and acted for more than six decades.
Davis’ career took off in the 1940s by virtue of his determination, talent and the support of friends like Frank Sinatra.
His daughter touches on Davis’ friendship with Sinatra, who stood by Davis when he married Swedish actress May Britt. It was an interracial union that, at the time, was illegal in 31 states. The couple endured an onslaught of negative press and, even, death threats.
The book chronicles Davis’s adventures through the Rat Pack era, and the extraordinary obstacles he overcame to become an entertainment legend who packed in more than 40 albums, seven Broadway shows, 23 films, and countless nightclub and concert performances.
For more information on the book visit Amazon.