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Sammy Davis, Jr. dated Kim Novak in the past, but they broke up in 1958. Sammy Davis, Jr. dated Kim Novak for 1 year. Sammy Davis, Jr. is now deceased.

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Sammy Davis, Jr.

Music - Singer

Why Famous: The Rat Pack

Age: 64 (12/8/1925 - 5/16/1990)

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Kim Novak

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: "Vertigo"

Age: 83 (b. 2/13/1933)

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Event Start Date Length
Dating 1957 1 year
Broke Up 1958 --
 Total1 year

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Where and/or how did Sammy Davis, Jr. and Kim Novak meet?

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Why did Sammy Davis, Jr. and Kim Novak break up?

The head of the studio, Harry Cohn, was worried about the negative effect their relationship would have on the studio because of the prevailing taboo against miscegenation. He called his old friend, the mobster Johnny Roselli, who was asked to tell Sammy that he had to stop the affair with Miss Novak. Roselli arranged for Davis to be kidnapped for a few hours to throw a scare into him.

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