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Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich

D.O.B.: September 30, 1917 (Brooklyn, NY)

D.O.D.: April 2, 1987 (Los Angeles, CA)

Cause of Death: Cancer

Location: Westwood Memorial Park; Mausoleum

Biographical Notes:

His family performed in vaudeville where he performed with them at the age of two.

He tap danced and played drums for a Broadway show called "Pinwheel".

At the age of eleven he played drums with Art Shapiro and Hot Lips Page.

At the age of twenty-one he had already recorded with Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey.

He was a part of Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra in 1939 and stayed with him until 1946.

In 1968 he starred in his own variety show.

In 1987, Buddy was diagnosed with brain cancer.

 

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