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Sammy Davis, Jr. Will Visit Israel to Perform for Troops in Hospitals, Camps

April 15, 1969
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Sammy Davis Jr., the American Negro entertainer who adopted the Jewish faith, will visit Israel in July to give a benefit performance for wounded Israeli soldiers and to perform for troops in Israeli military camps. Mr. Davis’ plans were disclosed by his New York attorney, Leon Charney, who is arranging the tour. He said the entertainer refused to consider any payment for performing in Israel because “when I come to my homeland I don’t want to make money there.” He will visit Israel with an entourage of 14 American celebrities including former world heavyweight champion Joe Louis.

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