Sammy Davis Jr.
In the years before Sammy Davis Jr. rose to fame as a singer and actor, his contagious enthusiasm caught people’s attention. So, when World War II broke out, Davis Jr.’s commanders thought that he would be better off entertaining the troops who had grown weary of fighting than on the front lines.
In his return to America, he took full use of the fact that it was a stunning display of his talents. He had the opportunity to join the Rat Pack, which included none other than Frank Sinatra as its leader.