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Oh la la! Joe E. Brown is kissing Harry Ritz!
Watch Sammy Davis, Jr. “channel” Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, James Cagney, James Stewart, Jerry Lewis, and more as he wows us with his on point impersonations of popular singers and actors of 1954!
Many of you remember Sammy Davis for his clear voice and terrific tap dancing. However, you may not recall or know that he was an amazing impersonator as well. “Because of You,” a Hammerstein & Wilkinson tune that I grew up listening to, superbly showcased Sammy’s amazing ear and talent for mimicry.
It looks like this 1954 TV appearance was done before the severe car crash that took his left eye in November of the same year. In 1955, Sammy released his “Starring Sammy Davis Jr.” album; on the cover, he is sporting an eye patch. This album introduced me to Sammy, which I will be forever grateful. Thanks, Mom!
Stream of consciousness: thinking of July 4th…then the color red…then red hair…then redheaded actors. Therefore, here are some of my revered redheads, all shades, natural or not, ginger or not. Happy 4th!
P.S. The last pic of the Weasley Family is a nod to my favorite redheaded friend from school!