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Sammy Davis, Jr began touring when he was only an infant. His father and uncle, both vaudeville entertainers, were so pleased with his performances that they refused to allow him to enroll in school.

One day, however, the Davis clan was visited by child welfare authorities. The quick-witted "managers" promptly glued whiskers to Sammy's face and passed him off as a midget.

[Billed as "Silent Sammy, the Dancing Midget," Davis conspiciously walked around backstage with a rubber cigar in his mouth and a woman on each arm.]

[Davis was once diagnosed with ricketts. He was eating Hershey bars and drinking Coca Cola all day long.]

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