Davis was a victim of racism throughout his life, particularly during the pre-Civil Rights era, and was a large financial supporter of the Civil Rights movement. Davis had a complex relationship with the black community, and drew criticism after publicly supporting President Richard Nixon in 1972 (although he later returned to being a Democrat). One day on a golf course with Jack Benny, he was asked what his handicap was. “Handicap?” he asked. “Talk about handicap. I’m a one-eyed Negro Jew.”This was to become a signature comment, recounted in his autobiography, and in countless articles.  source: wikipedia

Below: The way I remember him from Vegas when I was a kid

Below: The way I remember him in California when I was in high school