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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sammy Davis Jr's Wife Altovise Dies At 65

Altovise Joanne Gore Davis, a dancer and actress and the widow of Sammy Davis, Jr., has died. She was 65. Davis died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a stroke, said Amy Malone, a publicist for her family.

Davis worked her way to the Broadway stage where she met the legendary entertainer when they performed together in the musical Golden Boy in 1967.She became his third wife when they wed in 1970 (Sammy Davis was previously married to dancer Loray White and Swedish actress Mai Britt). They adopted a son and remained together until Davis died of throat cancer in 1990 at age 64. (BaltimoreSun.com)

"Altovise defined herself as Sammy's wife."

"Deconstructing Sammy" by Matt Birkbeck
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