Religion: Jewish Negro

Song-and-Dance-Man Sammy Davis Jr. was teeing off on the golf course one day when his opponent asked him what his handicap was. "Handicap?" wisecracked Davis. "Talk about handicap—I'm a one-eyed Negro Jew."

Talented Performer Davis, son of a Negro vaudeville headliner of the '20s, is one-eyed as the result of an auto accident in 1954. And in the February issue of the Negro picture magazine Ebony, he tells how he became a Jew.

Raised as a Roman Catholic, Davis first became seriously interested in Judaism while he was convalescing from his accident, and was much impressed by the Jewish chaplain at San...

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