Hosted by: Vegas PBS and Neon Museum
Moderated by: Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries Claytee D. White, Director, Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries, with Obba Babatunde, Actor, and Sam Pollard, Director (via Skype.)
Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
2017, USA | English | 100 minutes
Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert, this exhilarating addition to the American Masters series explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.