Altovise Davis was Sammy Davis Jr.’s third wife, and together they had reached their twentieth wedding anniversary five days before Sammy passed away at age 64 in 1990, after battling a devastating case of throat cancer. That was nineteen years ago. This week, on March 14th, Altovise Davis passed away after suffering a stroke.
She was a dancer and actress who met Sammy while both were performing in musicals on Broadway, with Sammy starring in Golden Boy. Altovise later worked as a dancer in Sammy’s show. They were married in a court house in Philadelphia in 1970 and together, they had an adopted son named Manny. Altovise Davis was 65. From a tribute to The Rat Pack.