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)
The comedy film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and stars Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast that includes Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers and Jonathan Winters.
The film marked the first time that Kramer had directed a comedy, though he had produced the comedy So This Is New York in 1948.