often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".
Smoked 4 packs of cigarettes a day during his lifetime.
A chain smoker, Davis died from throat cancer at the age of 64. When he died, he was in debt. To pay for Davis’ funeral, most of his memorabilia was sold off.
Always articulate, he never attended school of any kind; performing since the age of five, he was largely self-taught
He and the other members of the Rat Pack were banned from Marilyn Monroe’s funeral by Joe DiMaggio
Despite being 64 at the time of his death, he was survived by his mother Elvera Sanchez (1905-2000) and his grandmother, Elvera’s mother Luisa (who died in 1996 at 112).
He was a regular at many of Elvis Presley’s concerts in Las Vegas.