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May 19, 1990 | STEVEN R. CHURM and JOCELYN STEWART, TIME STAFF WRITERS
Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., a man who lived for the sound of applause, won his final ovation Friday during an emotional memorial service attended by scores of celebrity friends and thousands of fans at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in the Hollywood Hills. An overflow crowd of more than 2,500 mourners flocked to the Hall of Liberty, a hilltop sanctuary where the showman was eulogized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and others.
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December 6, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though the Rat Pack's heyday was 40 years ago, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop still represent the epitome of hipness and cool. They played hard and drank hard--they always seem to have a drink in one hand and a cigarette or some gorgeous babe in the other. They appeared in concert together in Las Vegas and made several movies--some entertaining, some just dreadful. The Rat Pack performances have been released on CD.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some Sammy Davis Jr. fans who thought they wanted to buy a little piece of the late entertainer's legacy changed their minds Sunday. The sight of Davis' photo albums, clothing, jewelry and other personal items on the auction block was just too painful. "I wouldn't feel right buying anything," said Tim Samways of Seal Beach, among about 800 people who turned out for a court-ordered auction of Davis' effects in Los Angeles. "It's like the guy's whole life is out here on the floor. It's not right."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1998 | CLIFF ROTHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's the program of the moment," said the personal assistant of one of the Sinatras, referring to HBO's "The Rat Pack." This was not an exclamation of celebration but of media-savvy resignation.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | TRACY WILKINSON and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Visitor after visitor--friends, relatives and colleagues from the entertainment world--drove through the iron gates and up the driveway to Sammy Davis Jr.'s Beverly Hills estate to pay their respects Wednesday, gliding past the hordes of reporters, the television satellite trucks and the smattering of curious fans and tourists from all over the world who gathered outside. Davis, who associates said died peacefully in his sleep at 5:59 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 1990 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
There have been a lot of balladeers, a lot of dancers, a lot of clowns, a lot of mimics, a lot of actors who could do both comedy and the heavy stuff. But no one comes to mind who was all of those talents to such a superlative degree as Sammy Davis Jr., who on Wednesday lost his brave battle with throat cancer. He was a one-man variety show, every act on the damnedest vaudeville bill anybody ever watched.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1991 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memorabilia, jewelry and artwork belonging to the late Sammy Davis Jr. will be auctioned off in Los Angeles on Sunday to help pay millions of dollars owed by his estate. The proceeds from the court-ordered auction are not expected to cover all the bills left behind when the renowned show business figure died of throat cancer in May, 1990, an attorney for the estate's executors said Tuesday. The attorney, Herbert D.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1998 | CLIFF ROTHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's the program of the moment," said the personal assistant of one of the Sinatras, referring to HBO's "The Rat Pack." This was not an exclamation of celebration but of media-savvy resignation.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1989 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
Oprah Winfrey was crowned this year's unofficial queen of the black entertainment industry Saturday night at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony. However, a surprise shake-up amid ongoing discord in the civil rights association's host Beverly Hills-Hollywood chapter put a damper on the evening's celebration at the Wiltern Theatre. Talk-show host, producer and actress Winfrey was named entertainer of the year and won three other Image Awards, given annually since 1967 by the National Assn.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1990 | From United Press International
'Candy Man' Copyright: DCC Compact Classics Inc. of Northridge filed a copyright infringement suit claiming illegal use of a digitally remixed recording of the late Sammy Davis Jr.'s hit song, "The Candy Man." The U.S. District Court case, filed in Los Angeles, claimed that Curb Records and Cema Distribution Co., both of Burbank, used the copyrighted work on a compact disc, "Sammy Davis Jr./Greatest Hits." DCC said it is the exclusive licensee and asked for damages of more than $5 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Which Way to the Rat Pack?" is the name of a new dinner show at the Casino Royale in Las Vegas, but the title would work just as well in deconstructing the buzz surrounding two movies in the works about the merry band of superstars that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Both Warner Bros. and HBO Pictures, the two film companies with Rat Pack movies in the works, aren't commenting on the record on their projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1991 | AARON CURTISS and PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Hollywood man's discovery that a storage locker had been rented in his name, without his knowledge, uncovered show business memorabilia that may have been hidden from tax collectors by the family of the late entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., authorities said Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that it has seized the material, including a trumpet, an antique record player and a jukebox with records that include Davis' hit "The Candy Man."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1991 | AARON CURTISS and PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A cache of show business memorabilia of Sammy Davis Jr. has been discovered in a Burbank storage locker--rented in the name of an unsuspecting Hollywood man--and authorities are investigating whether it was being hidden from tax collectors. Burbank police said Tuesday that the locker rental was arranged by an employee of Altovise Davis, the singer's widow, who has denied any involvement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some Sammy Davis Jr. fans who thought they wanted to buy a little piece of the late entertainer's legacy changed their minds Sunday. The sight of Davis' photo albums, clothing, jewelry and other personal items on the auction block was just too painful. "I wouldn't feel right buying anything," said Tim Samways of Seal Beach, among about 800 people who turned out for a court-ordered auction of Davis' effects in Los Angeles. "It's like the guy's whole life is out here on the floor. It's not right."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1991 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memorabilia, jewelry and artwork belonging to the late Sammy Davis Jr. will be auctioned off in Los Angeles on Sunday to help pay millions of dollars owed by his estate. The proceeds from the court-ordered auction are not expected to cover all the bills left behind when the renowned show business figure died of throat cancer in May, 1990, an attorney for the estate's executors said Tuesday. The attorney, Herbert D.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1990 | From United Press International
'Candy Man' Copyright: DCC Compact Classics Inc. of Northridge filed a copyright infringement suit claiming illegal use of a digitally remixed recording of the late Sammy Davis Jr.'s hit song, "The Candy Man." The U.S. District Court case, filed in Los Angeles, claimed that Curb Records and Cema Distribution Co., both of Burbank, used the copyrighted work on a compact disc, "Sammy Davis Jr./Greatest Hits." DCC said it is the exclusive licensee and asked for damages of more than $5 million.
NEWS
May 18, 1990 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Claude Trenier could not contain himself. Even before the gold lame curtain lifted over the stage of the Sinbad Lounge in the Aladdin Casino, the 70-year-old entertainer delivered the announcement that almost every act in town would make before the long desert night ended. "We'd like to dedicate this show," he barked, "to a great showman who will surely be missed!" It was the night that Sammy Davis Jr.
SPORTS
May 20, 1990 | OWEN CANFIELD, HARTFORD COURANT
Sammy Davis Jr. was dynamite. Yes he was. He was a lousy golfer, but around Connecticut for 1 1/2 decades, people identified him with golf. They should. As celebrity partner to the Greater Hartford Jaycees, he was the man who brought show biz and Hollywood to Connecticut for one day each year, luring enormous crowds to the Greater Hartford Open courses and raising thousands of dollars for the Jaycees' charities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1990 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were mourners who wore spandex shorts and Reeboks, and one who arrived with a pair of tap shoes slung over his shoulder. Another sported a message to the departed shaved into the back of his hair. Many had come to mourn, and more than a few to gawk at celebrities. And outside, on a porch of the funeral hall, 47 youngsters had gathered, solemn-faced and dressed in their school uniforms, to learn about a man and his part in their culture. The funeral, of course, was for Sammy Davis Jr.
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