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    Signed Sammy Davis-May Britt Divorce Property Settlement Agreement. When Sammy married his second wife, Swedish actress May Britt, in 1960, it caused a firestorm of controversy. At the time, interracial marriages were forbidden by law in most states, and only in 1967 were those laws abolished by the U.S. Supreme Court. The couple had one daughter and adopted two sons. Davis performed almost continuously and spent little time with his wife; the marriage collapsed and they divorced in 1968, after Davis admitted to having had an affair with singer Lola Falana. This 35-page property settlement agreement from the divorce is dated December 12, 1968, and is signed by both Davis and Britt on page 32. According to the document, Britt got the kids, a car, and a house and Davis got hit with $1,000 a month in child support payments, $2,000 a month in alimony payments, and the bill for his wife's legal fees ($15,000 worth). Love does indeed hurt, especially when it nails one in the pocketbook. The document is in Fine condition with an appreciable amount of wear and soiling to the front and back pages, none of which affects the large, bold signatures. From the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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