Geesh! See Why Sammy Davis Jr. Tried To Commit Suicide On Wedding Day!
Apparently Sammy Davis Jr. wasn’t too happy about getting married to Loray White and it was so bad that he tried to sadly commit suicide right there at his wedding. Here’s what happened according to his former personal assistant, Arthur Sibling:
Beloved crooner Sammy Davis Jr attempted suicide on his wedding night because racial jibes drove him mad.
The MR BOJANGLES singer’s former personal assistant ARTHUR SILBER JR has revealed the cabaret star’s personal pain in a new memoir, SAMMY DAVIS JR: Me + MY SHADOW.
Silber claims [Sammy] was distraught at having to end his secret romance with actress Kim Novak after mobsters, who disapproved of the interracial match, threatened to kill him.
Sammy then wed dancer [African American] LORAY WHITE in a marriage of convenience, but drank too much at the ceremony and wailed, “Why can’t I be with the woman I love?”
Silber recalls, “Sammy was putting a gun to his head. I jumped on top of him and pinned his arms as I wrestled the gun out of his hand. It was loaded.
“I twisted his arm and the gun fell to the floor.”
Wow! It was that bad huh? This is how it got to the point of Sammy wanting to kill himself:
You see in 1957, when Davis was involved with…