Sammy Davis Jr nearly lost his life in an automobile accident in San Bernardino,
California. The impact of the crash had driven Sammy’s face into the steering
wheel, and his left eye was forced out of its socket by the bullet-shaped horn
button at the center of the wheel of his 1954 Cadillac. After wearing an eye
patch for years, he was fitted with a glass eye.
Debut studio album, released in January of 1955.
Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
(December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990)