Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich
1917 - 1987
Buddy Rich  American Drummer

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Buddy Rich was in relationships with Lana Turner and Dorian Leigh Parker.

Buddy Rich had encounters with Peggy Maley (1948 - 1949) and Connie Hamzy.


American Drummer Buddy Rich was born Bernard Rich on 30th September, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on 2nd Apr 1987 Santa Monica, California, USA aged 69. He is most remembered for Traps the Drum Wonder. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Buddy Rich is a member of the following lists: MCA Records artists, American Jews and Cancer deaths in California.


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First Name Buddy
Last Name Rich
Full Name at Birth Bernard Rich
Alternative Name The world's greatest drummer, Traps, Traps the Drum Wonder (as a boy), "B" (as an adult), The Drum Wonder
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th September, 1917
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York
Died 2nd April, 1987
Place of Death Santa Monica, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart failure following surgery for a malignant brain tumor.
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Jazz drummer and bandleader
Occupation Drummer
Claim to Fame Traps the Drum Wonder
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, big band, swing, bebop
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1919–1987, 1921–1987
Music Style Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Bop, Modern Big Band
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Confident, Boisterous, Party/Celebratory, Stylish, Exuberant, Earthy, Energetic, Whimsical, Elegant, Rollicking, Sentimental, Freewheeling, Knotty, Sophisticated, Playful, Passionate, Aggressive
Instrument Drums
Instrument (text) Drums, percussion, vocals
Record Label Clef, Norgran, Verve, RCA, Pacific Jazz, Liberty, Blue Note, Groove Merchant, EmArcy, Mercury, MCA, Argo
Associated Acts Joe Marsala, Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Carter, Harry James, Les Brown, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Ventura, Jazz at the Philharmonic, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong, Neil Peart
Official Websites www.buddyrich.com/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1176
Friend Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Mel Torme

Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time.

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Buddy Rich69 LibraDrummer
Peggy Maley81 GeminiActress
Connie Hamzy68 CapricornPersonality
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress
Dorian Leigh Parker91 TaurusModel


Here's Lucy1968Buddy RichTV Show
Away We Go1967TV Show
Visit to a Small Planet1960Drummer (uncredited)Movie
The Marge and Gower Champion Show1957CozyTV Show
G.E. True Theater1953GeorgeTV Show
Columbia Thrills of Music: Buddy Rich and His Orchestra1949Orchestra LeaderShort Film
Thrill of a Romance1945Member Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (uncredited)Movie
Du Barry Was a Lady1943Member Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (uncredited)Movie
How's About It1943Orchestra Leader (uncredited)Movie
Ship Ahoy1942Buddy Rich (uncredited)Movie
Las Vegas Nights1941Buddy Rich - Orchestra Drummer (uncredited)Movie
Dancing Co-Ed1939Drummer (uncredited)Movie
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