Was Sammy Davis Jr. Jewish?

Sammy Davis Jr.

Well, to make a long story short, Sammy Davis Jr. was Jewish! he was not born Jewish, but later on converted to Judaism, which makes him Jewish.

Since Sammy Davis Jr.'s mother was not Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him not Jewish (though once again, he was converted to Judaism, which makes him Jewish) . Though he was Jewish, His father was not Jewish

Sammy Davis Jr. (whose full birth name was Samuel George Davis, Jr.) was born on December 8, 1925 in Harlem, New York City New York, USA. Sammy Davis Jr. passed away on May 16, 1990 (aged 64).

He was an actor, comedian, singer and dancer, and part of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, with whom he starred in several films.

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