Altovise Davis
American entertainer
Altovise Davis
Altovise Davis was an American entertainer, best known as Sammy Davis, Jr. 's third wife. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina as Altovise Joanne Gore, she was raised in Brooklyn, New York and worked during the 1960s as a chorus-line dancer in various musical shows both in London and on Broadway. Her relationship with Sammy Davis, Jr. started in 1968 while they were working in the same show. They were married in a Philadelphia courthouse by the Rev.
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Taylor Armstrong Makes First Appearance Since Russell's Death - Us Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
But this is really common and it's led to many tragedies (as it did for Altovise Davis). But, you don't have to be rich and famous to experience the pain of loss when a loved one gives up hope. I lost my fiance, as well, only 35 days after Altovise's
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Defying a Triple Tragedy: A Detour to Mexico is Published - 1888 Press Release (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Following a number of daunting setbacks the story was nearly 'buried' with the death of Sherrod's co-author, Altovise Davis. Sherrod says that she's very spiritual and never gave up on the story, but she faced a test of faith when it came to publishing
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New book, The Last Chapter in the Life of Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr., by Pamela Sherrod - Publishers Newswire
Google News - over 5 years
In 2005, Sherrod was introduced to Altovise Davis to help write her autobiography. She was the wife of the late Sammy Davis, Jr., the famous Rat Pack performer known as “The World's Greatest Entertainer.” Sherrod and Altovise, however,
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When Faith Triumphs Over Tragedy; The Last Chapter in the Life of Mrs. Sammy ... - BlackNews.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
In her chronicle, author Pamela Sherrod reveals the events leading up to the death of Altovise Davis, and interweaves these startling revelations with intriguing views of numerous celebrities, from Bill Cosby and Raven-Symone' to legendary icons,
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Altovise Davis, 65, Dancer and Actress
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Altovise Joanne Gore Davis, a dancer and actress and the widow of Sammy Davis Jr., died here on Saturday. She was 65. Ms. Davis died after suffering a stroke, said Amy Malone, a publicist for the family. Ms. Davis worked her way to the Broadway stage and was appearing in the musical ''High Spirits,'' which ran in 1964 and '65, when she met Sammy
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FILM; A High Life After Death? The Candy Man Can
NYTimes - over 9 years
SAMMY DAVIS JR. never could stay away from the limelight. Seventeen years after he died of throat cancer, Davis -- vaudevillian, singer, actor, Rat Packer -- is once again getting the entertainment world's love he always craved. Four Davis projects are in the works, involving the likes of Denzel Washington, and André 3000, of the hip-hop duo
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Paid Notice: Deaths JAMES, RAMONA (NEE DAVIS)
NYTimes - almost 16 years
JAMES-Ramona (nee Davis). On April 10, 2001. Sister of world famous entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Daughter of Sammy Davis, Sr. and Elvira Sanchez Davis. Both parents were stage and theater celebrities. Survived by husband, Jay James and four children, Allen, Joseph, Bertram and Joann, also sister-in-law Altovise Davis.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Altovise Davis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 65
    She died of complications from a stroke on March 14, 2009 at age 65 in Los Angeles.
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  • 2008
    Age 64
    Long saddled with tax problems following the death of her husband, Altovise Davis was included in 2008 on the California Franchise Tax Board's list of the top 250 delinquent taxpayers, with $2,708,901.75 in unpaid personal income tax.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 24
    Her relationship with Sammy Davis, Jr. started in 1968 while they were working in the same show. They were married in a Philadelphia courthouse by the Rev. Jesse Jackson on May 11, 1970 and adopted a son, Manny, in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details After Sammy and Altovise married, she became active with several philanthropic organizations in Los Angeles. She performed at many benefit programs, particularly for SHARE Inc., a nonprofit group that raises money for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children. Sammy Davis, Jr. died from throat cancer on May 16, 1990, five days after their 20th wedding anniversary. In the 1970s and 1980s Altovise Davis made a few guest appearances in major TV series such as Charlie's Angels and CHiPs and minor roles in films such as Kingdom of the Spiders (1977), Boardwalk (1979), and Can't Stop the Music (1980). Both she and her husband were frequent panelists on the 1970s television game show, Tattletales.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born in 1943.
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