San Bernardino, California: Where Sammy Davis Jr Lost His Eye

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Address:
Route 66, San Bernardino, CA
Directions:
At the fork of Kendall Drive and Route 66. No marker.
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Where Sammy Davis Jr Lost His Eye

There's no historical marker, but fans can imagine the moment on Nov. 15, 1954, when future Rat-Packer Sammy Davis Jr crashed his car at this Route 66 spot and lost his eye.

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Sammy crashed here.

Where Sammy Davis Jr Lost His Eye

Not much here. I suspect he was on his way back from Vegas.

[Laurie, 12/31/2020]

Your suspicion is correct. Sammy had driven all night from Vegas for an L.A. recording session. The crash happened at around 7 am.


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