"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Sammy Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925)
I don't really know anything about Sammy Davis, Jr. except that he belonged to the "Rat Pack," Las Vegas entertainment circle with Frank Sinatra at the center, and he converted to Judaism for what appear to have been not-very-religious reasons. He was also a Republican at times, so evidently he didn't convert in a totally cultural way.