Famous People Named Davis
Take a look at famous people named Davis, such as Glenn Davis, Kristin Davis, and Ernie Davis.
Scholar, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Academic Author / 1944 -
Angela Davis is an activist, scholar and writer who advocates for the oppressed. She has authored several books, including Women, Culture & Politics.
Sammy Davis Jr.
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer / 1925 - 1990
Sammy Davis Jr. was an actor, comedian, singer and dancer, and part of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, with whom he starred in several films.
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profile name: Miles Davis profile occupation: Songwriter, Trumpet Player
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profile name: Jefferson Davis profile occupation: Government Official
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profile name: Angela Davis profile occupation: Scholar, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Academic Author
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profile name: Ernie Davis profile occupation: Football Player
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profile name: Sammy Davis Jr. profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer
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profile name: Bette Davis profile occupation: Actress, Pin-up
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