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LP Sammy Davis Jr., the self-described ``saloon entertainer,`` will receive the NAACP Hall of Fame Award at the Image Awards ceremony Saturday, a day after his 64th birthday.
TX Actor-director Sidney Poitier will bequeath the honor to the tap-dancing singer and actor who has spent 60 years in the entertainment industry appearing on Broadway, television and in movies. The Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a statement Friday that ``despite a career that his peers and public alike would classify as nothing less than legendary, Davis refers to himself simply as a `saloon entertainer.' `` * Aga Khan quits Jockey Club * The Aga Khan, one of the world's leading racehorse owners, has resigned from Britain's Jockey Club in protest over methods used to test two of his horses for drugs. * The Aga Khan quit the governing body of British horse racing over the ``scientific and administrative methods employed by the club and its forensic laboratory,`` he said in a statement. * On Friday, the Jockey Club disqualified Rifada, one of the Aga Khan's horses, from a win last July in Warwick, England, after a muscle-relaxing substance was discovered in its system. Trainer Fulke Johnson Houghton was fined $1,200. Earlier this year, a test on another one of his horses, Aliysa - winner of the Oaks classic - found traces of camphor, another banned substance. Et cetera . . . John Wesley Fletcher, who introduced PTL founder Jim Bakker and former church secretary Jessica Hahn was charged with drunken driving twice within four hours last week by the same Durham, N.C., police officer. He registered .20 on a breath test the first time he was arrested, .15 the second, police said. He was released on bond. A $4-million sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed against political talk show host John J. McLaughlin by a former employee reportedly has been settled out of court. Attorneys confirmed the settlement but refused to disclose the terms. McLaughlin is the host on The McLaughlin Group, a political panel show aired on 230 public television stations. A Christmas visit Actor Danny DeVito, right, and his wife, actress Rhea Perlman, visit with cast members of the Radio City Christmas show after a performance Friday. @Art: Compiled from Wire Reports @Art: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO @Art Caption: Danny DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman visit performers at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show
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