Tracey Davis, daughter of Sammy Davis Jr., useless at 59
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tracey Davis, an creator and daughter of Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. and actress Might Britt, has died. She was 59.
Davis’ ex-husband Man Garner instructed The Related Press that Davis died in Franklin, Tennessee, on Nov. 2 after a brief sickness, however the reason for dying was not but decided.
Davis wrote about her experiences because the daughter of one of many biggest entertainers ever, whose profession saved them aside throughout her childhood years, in her 1996 guide “Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father.” The guide was about her journey to reconnect together with her father later as an grownup. It was co-written with Dolores A. Barclay, a former editor on the AP.
She wrote a second guide, “Sammy Davis Jr.: A Private Journey With My Father,” in 2014. In her books, she wrote about his experiences encountering racism all through his profession.
MGM introduced plans final month to develop a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic primarily based on Davis’ first guide.
“I’m thrilled to know my father’s life, each non-public and public, might be dropped at the large display with this staff of storytellers,” Davis stated in a press release when the deal was introduced. “He and my mom Might Britt took on the world, selecting love and compassion over hatred and bigotry, and I’m a product of that call.”
Davis, who had an expert profession in tv and promoting, is survived by her 4 kids, her mom and her brothers.
“She beloved and adored her youngsters greater than something. For sure, they’re all shocked and devastated by the lack of their mom, as are Tracey’s mom, Might Britt Ringquist and her brothers, Mark and Jeff,” Garner stated.
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