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 Elvera <I>Sanchez</I> Davis

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Elvera Sanchez Davis

  • Birth 1 Sep 1905 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 2 Sep 2000 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Memorial ID 9076128

Vaudeville Entertainer, Tap Dancer and Actress. Mother of Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990). Wife of Sammy Davis Sr. (1900-1988). Began performing at age 16 in the chorus line at the Lafayette Theater in Harlem. She worked into the early 1940s, dancing for six years in the chorus line at the Apollo Theatre. She did act but made only one movie with her son, 1966's "A Man Called Adam." She served as advisor to the New York Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day from 1989 until her death. Known as 'Baby Sanchez' in her dancing days.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
  • Added: 9 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9076128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elvera Sanchez Davis (1 Sep 1905–2 Sep 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9076128, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.