‘Rebel’ Kim Novak, 90, tells ‘real story’ of forbidden Sammy Davis Jr. relationship

Kim Novak, the iconic actress who shot to fame in the 1950s and starred in classic films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, has opened up about her forbidden relationship with Sammy Davis Jr. in a new book.

The 90-year-old actress, who has been described as a “rebel” for her willingness to challenge Hollywood conventions, revealed that she and Davis Jr. had a secret relationship in the late 1950s. At the time, interracial relationships were still largely taboo in the United States, and Novak and Davis Jr. faced a great deal of criticism for their relationship.

In her new book, Kim Novak: Her Art and Life, Novak opens up about her relationship with Davis Jr. She recalls how they met on the set of the 1958 film Bell Book and Candle, and how they quickly fell in love. Despite the criticism they faced, Novak and Davis Jr. continued their relationship, although they kept it largely hidden from the public.

Novak also reveals how she and Davis Jr. faced pressure from the studio to end their relationship. She recalls how she was told that if she didn’t break up with Davis Jr., she would be blacklisted from Hollywood. Despite the pressure, Novak refused to give in and continued her relationship with Davis Jr.

Novak’s book is a powerful testament to her courage and resilience in the face of adversity. Her story is a reminder of how far we have come in terms of racial equality, but also a reminder of how much further we still have to go. As Novak says in her book, “I hope that my story will inspire others to stand up for what they believe in, no matter the cost.”






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