Elvera Sanchez

Elvera Sanchez

Born Sep 1, 1905

Elvera Sanchez was an American dancer and the mother of Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy Davis, Jr. often stated that his mother was Puerto Rican and born in San Juan. However, the 2003 biography In Black and White states that he made these statements due to the political sensitivities of the 1960s and his mother was instead born in New York of Cuban ancestry.… Read More

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1905 Birth Born on September 1, 1905.


1923 17 Years Old Elvera Sanchez began her career as a chorus-line dancer at the Lafayette Theater in Harlem. She married Sammy Davis, Sr., also a dancer, in 1923.
1925 19 Years Old In 1925 their son and only child Sammy Davis, Jr., was born. … Read More


1989 83 Years Old From 1989 until her death, she was an adviser to the New York Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day. … Read More
2000 95 Years Old Died on September 2, 2000.
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