Photo licensed from Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of EBONY and JET magazines.THE LEGACY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER. Caught in a classic pose, Sammy Davis Jr. glows in the spotlight he loved. Death of the world's greatest entertainer brought an unprecedented national tribute which focused attention on his legacies. A longtime favorite of EBONY readers, he appeared on the cover of EBONY nine times. The tribute to the legendary performer, whom many called "the father of all the Black superstars of today.