SAMMY DAVIS, JR. (EXTREME MILITARY RACISM)
Before achieving fame, Sammy Davis, Jr. served in the army. When he arrived for basic training he saw a PFC sitting on the steps of the barracks. He walked over to him and said, "Excuse me, buddy. I'm a little lost. Can you tell me where 202 is? The man jerked his head back and said "Two buildings down and I'm not your buddy, you black bastard!"
A few days later, Davis was strapping on a watch his father gave him, it slipped to the floor next to a soldier's bed. The man, Jennings, crushed the watch with his army boot. Without missing a beat, he looked at Sammy and said, "Don't worry boy, you can always steal another one."
Jennings was the ringleader of a group of racist soldiers who made Davis' life hell in the Army. After a performance at the Officer's Club, Jennings motioned for Sammy to join his table, he said he wanted to make peace and slid a pitcher of beer towards Sammy. When Sammy poured a drink and started drinking, the soldiers fell out laughing. Sammy soon discovered that he was actually drinking urine.
Later, this same group would kidnap Sammy out of the barracks and paint him white (with white paint) from head to toe.
When Sammy got out of the Army and achieved international success, he was invited to perform at the White House. When his limo arrived, the man guarding the White House Gate was Jennings.
Sammy said, "Don't I know you?"
Jennings replied, "no sir, Mr. Davis."