Can you guess which TV shows Sammy Davis Jr. appeared on?

They called him ''Mister Show Business'' for a reason!

Image: The Everett Collection

Out of all the members of the Rat Pack, Sammy Davis Jr. was perhaps the most game for a quick television appearance. Sure, Joey Bishop had his own sitcom, but Sammy popped up on all sorts of shows for decades, from the Fifties through the Eighties.

You could also spot him in soaps, comedies, action hours, and dramas. Variety shows, too, naturally. He was always up for a little song and dance.

Let's see if you can place him. We gathered images from his memorably classic TV appearances. Try and guess the shows!

  1. He was Tip Corey in ''Two Ounces of Tin.''
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. He had a memorable kiss on this show.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. He played himself — and a neighbor — on this sitcom in "What Makes Sammy Run?" in 1984.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. There was a double dose of Sammy in 1967's "The Greatest Entertainer in the World."
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. He teamed with Lucy in "Lucy and Sammy Davis Jr." The year was 1970 — so which sitcom was it?
  6. He turned up on "The Night of the Returning Dead."
  7. Recognize his costars here?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. How about his costar here?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. The title of this kidnapping caper was called, well, "Sammy Davis Jr. Kidnap Caper."
  10. He had a recurring role as Eddie Phillips on this soap opera in 1982.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  11. He appeared on this anthology series three times between 1958 and 1961. Here's a hint: The show was hosted by Ronald Reagan.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  12. He was a cop in a "Manhattan" episode of this sitcom, one of the color episodes.

Can you guess which TV shows Sammy Davis Jr. appeared on?

Your Result...

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FLETCH 6 days ago
You got 9 out of 12
Are you an honorary member of the Rat Pack
lynngdance 20 days ago
Fun fact for Monkees fans. On the episode of “I Dream of Jeannie” Sammy was on, when he got done singing “The Girl From Ipanema” he said “well it’s not The Monkees but it’ll have to do” 😄
JERRY6 22 days ago
10 of 12missed soap opera and lucy was not sure which lucy show he was on
Toot1956 23 days ago
10/12 bring back Saturday Moring Westerns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DavidBartholomew 23 days ago
11/12

Can somebody help me? What's the secret to ID ing the Lucy shows? Black and White for I Love Lucy? Hair styles? Clothes?
Well David you're right The I Love Lucy episodes were only in black and white.
The Lucy show started in black and white and changed to color also Vivian Vance was in The Lucy show but only guested like once on Here's Lucy which was all in color and her kids starred with her in Here's Lucy. And you're correct about her hairstyle changing. Let me know if I answered that well enough for ya!😊
SashaPayneDiaz 24 days ago
9/12 Missed #5...Lucy, Lucy or Lucy...only ever watched "I Love Lucy". #10...NEVER watched a soap opera in my life. #12...watched Jed & Co. but I don't remember one set in NYC so I went for Car 54.
4797390962 24 days ago
9-12 but he was on so many check out pbs special
rodger50 24 days ago
He was also on the Carol Burnet show
Minnie212 25 days ago
11 out of 12 Beverly Hillbillies in Manhattan threw mee for a loop.
AllisonWunderland 26 days ago
Unbelievable! 😳 I actually aced this one 👏🤗
Runeshaper 26 days ago
You got 10 out of 12 - love The Rat Pack!
Barry22 26 days ago
11/12, what show wasn't he on?
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