Guest Appearances

This page lists some of Sammy Davis, Jr.’s guest appearances on non-fictional television shows (e.g. variety/talk shows). The sheer volume of appearances Sammy made through his career make it pointless to attempt to fully document them. Below will be included only notable appearances, and/or appearances linked to entries on this site’s blog. For a more complete catalogue of Sammy’s TV work, the book Beyond Bojangles is highly recommended.
The Ed O’Sullivan Show

12 August 1951
4 November 1951
3 April 1955
15 May 1955
6 January 1963
2 June 1963
2 February 1964
14 June 1964
15 November 1965
The Colgate Comedy Hour

17 February 1952
9 March 1952
16 March 1952
28 September 1952
12 April 1953
8 August 1954
14 November 1954
The Andy Williams Show

25 October 1962
24 January 1963
Frankly Jazz

Late 1962
The Tonight Show – Starring Johnny Carson

 

Guest Host:
19 April 1965
4 January 1966
2-5 August 1966
25-29 March 1968
12 October 1970
4 January 1971
10 September 1973
26-30 August 1974
26-28 September 1977
2 October 1978
23 July 1979Guest:
1964: 26 October
1965: 10 June, 19 July, 30 July, 9 December
1966: 2 May, 7 July, 27 September, 23 December
1967: 25 April
1968: 12 January
1969: 17 February, 11 September
1970: 1 October
1971: 19 May, 20 May, 20 October, 2 November
1972: 14 February, 19 April, 10 May, 6 December, 15 December
1973: 8 January, 13 February, 24 May, 4 July, 26 July, 6 December
1974: 19 April, 19 September, 24 September
1975: 10 January, 14 January
1976: 9 January
1977: 26 April, 10 June
1978: 2 May
1979: 10 January, 4 May, 31 May
1980: 19 March, 16 May, 1 August, 12 November
1981: 15 October
1982: 30 April, 5 October
1983: 26 April, 21 October
1984: 15 February, 23 May, 16 November
1985: 14 June
1986: 17 April
1987: 23 April
1988: 4 February, 30 June
1989: 26 May
Dee Time

Dee Time 1968

21 September 1968
Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin

22 August 1978