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Why Sammy Davis Jr. Left the Church of Satan

Was Sammy Davis Jr. a member of the Church of Satan? It's widely known that he converted to Judaism after the auto accident that took his eye, but this week, a listener sent us an article about Sammy Davis Jr. the Satanist. In this episode, we talk about the life of this multi-faceted entertainer and the claim in question. Then we chat with Comedian and Producer of CBus Comedy, Lisa Berry!
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Columbus native Wil Haygood's biography of Sammy Davis Jr. to be eight-part Hulu series

The life of Sammy Davis Jr. is soon headed to a TV screen, computer monitor or tablet near you — and Columbus native Wil Haygood is helping tell the story. Last week, the streaming service Hulu announced that it plans to make an eight-part limited series based upon Haygood’s acclaimed 2003 biography “In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr.”
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Lee Daniels' Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic Casts Elijah Kelley For Hulu Series

While biopic films may be all-the-rage these days, Hulu is going to try something different. Today, the streaming service announced that they’ll be pairing up with Lee Daniels to create a limited series around the life of legendary singer Sammy Davis Jr. And to tell the story behind one of the greatest entertainers of all time, they’re going to need an actor that’s up to the part. Enter multi-hyphenated performer, Elijah Kelley. A triple threat as an actor, singer, and dancer, musical theater and film fans alike are bound to know Kelley from his appearances in projects including 2007’s Hairspray, The Wiz Live!, and the action film, Red Tails. The series will mark a reunion for Kelley and Daniels who have previously worked together on the feature film, The Butler and Fox’s Star.
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Sammy Davis Jr. Series From Lee Daniels Ordered at Hulu, Elijah Kelley to Star

Click here to read the full article. Lee Daniels’ long-gestating Sammy Davis Jr. biographical series has been ordered at Hulu, with Elijah Kelley set to play the lead role. The untitled series has received an eight-episode order at the streamer. Based on the book “In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr.,” the series is described as an exploration of Davis’ life through the lens of his racial identity and his complex relationship with the Black community. Davis rose from childhood stardom on the vaudeville stage to become one of the most famous African American entertainers of the 1950s and...
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Elijah Kelley tapped to star as Sammy Davis Jr. in Lee Daniels’ 8-part Hulu limited series

Elijah Kelley will take on his meatiest role to date as the late, great Sammy Davis, Jr. The actor, who previously starred in music-focused primetime projects such as “The Wiz Live!,” “The New Edition Story” and the “Empire” spin-off “Star,” has been tapped to portray the trailblazing entertainer in a forthcoming biographical series. Hulu announced Thursday that the eight-part series, ...
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