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DAVIS READMITTED TO HOSPITAL

Song and dance man Sammy Davis Jr., who recently completed treatment for throat cancer, has been admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a gum infection, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The 64-year-old entertainer contracted the infection after some dental work in which several teeth were removed, said hospital spokesman Ron Wise.

"He had dental work about a month ago and got an infection in a couple of his teeth, which were removed," Wise said. "He's being treated for a second small infection but he's doing well."

Wise, who was contacted at home, could not say when Davis was admitted.

"Sammy's ambulatory. He's walking around," Wise said. "The infection is controlled and he should be out in a few days."

During an annual medical examination last September, Davis' physician, Dr. Gerald Blankfort, detected something out of the ordinary, which was diagnosed as a throat carcinoma.

Davis, who had been touring with Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli, was forced to cancel concerts to undergo radiation treatment. Minnelli and Sinatra continued with the tour.

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