Comedian Tommy Davidson to bring impressionist act to Omaha

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am

A dozen years ago, Tommy Davidson received a phone call from legendary tap dancer Gregory Hines, who told him that he needed to someday play Sammy Davis Jr.

That surprised Davidson, a comedian, actor and impressionist who first rose to fame as a cast member of the 1990s sketch comedy series “In Living Color.” Davidson wasn't exactly a biopic actor — his movie credits included “Ace Venture: When Nature Calls” and “Booty Call.” But he took the suggestion seriously. When a legend tells you you need to do something, Davidson said, you do it.

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