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Sammy Davis, Jr. has been divorced from May Britt since 1968. They had been married for 8 years. 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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May Britt

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: The Blue Angel, film

Age: 83 (b. 3/22/1933)

 

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
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Married 1960 8 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Divorced 1968 --
 Total8 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Tracey Hillevi7/5/196155 yrs.FemaleBiological
Jeff196353 yrs.MaleAdopted
Mark Sidney196353 yrs.MaleAdopted

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Affairs

NameCheaterDateDetails
Lola FalanaSammy Davis, Jr.1968View

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Where and/or how did Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt meet?

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Why did Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt break up?

They divorced in 1968, after Davis admitted to having had an affair with singer Lola Falana.

Other Relationship Information about Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt:

Davis caused controversy when he married white Swedish-born actress May Britt. He also then converted to Judaism. Davis received hate mail when he was starred in the Broadway musical adaptation of Golden Boy from 1964-1966 (for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor) as the interracial marriage did not bother his fans. At the time Davis appeared in the play, interracial marriages were forbidden by law in 31 US states, and only in 1967 were those laws abolished by the US Supreme Court. The couple had one daughter and adopted two sons. Davis performed almost continuously and spent little time with his wife.

Once married, May Britt left the movies for her family consisting of Sammy and their three cildren.

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