WATCH: Sammy Davis Jr.'s Daughter Sits Down With Harris Faulkner
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, Harris Faulkner brought us an in-depth interview with Tracey Davis, the only daughter of entertainment legend Sammy Davis Jr.
Growing up in Harlem, Sammy Davis Jr. started performing at the early age of five with his father.
His daughter shared that her father never attended school and that he always had the drive to perform.
"I think it was combination of talent, drive and ambition," Davis said. "But it was the time and the environment that he was in that put it all together."
Davis, who's mother was Swedish actress May Britt, explained to Harris how her father was when he wasn't performing.
"He was very very funny," Davis said. "He had this way of making you feel, like you were just part of the party. If you were with dad, he made you feel better."
Music critic and author Robert K. Oermann added that the most remarkable thing about the entertainer was his personal life.
"The most remarkable thing about Sammy Davis Jr. is that his life parallels the entire history of 20th century American show business," Oermann said. "Talking about somebody who begins in vaudeville, who winds up in movies, on Broadway. He sees everything."
Watch the full interview above to hear Davis explain what it was like growing up as the legendary singer's daughter and how he persevered as an entertainer in a segregated country.
Tune in to "Fox and Friends" each Friday morning this month as the Ailes Apprentice Program profiles African Americans that have made their mark on the world...
Feb. 20 - Robert Battle, the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb. 27 - actor and entrepreneur Wendell Pierce