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Buddy Rich (1917–1987)

Buddy Rich was born on September 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Bernard Rich. He was an actor, known for Buddy Rich and His Band: Channel One Suite (1985), Buddy Rich and His Orchestra (1948) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). He died on April 2, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Buddy Rich
- Lucy and the Drum Contest (1970) ... Buddy Rich
 1967 Away We Go (TV Series)
- Episode #1.14 (1967)
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet
Drummer (uncredited)
 1957 The Marge and Gower Champion Show (TV Series)
Cozy
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George
- From the Top (1955) ... George
 1946 The Great Morgan
Drummer (uncredited)
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Member Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Member Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (uncredited)
 1943 How's About It
Orchestra Leader
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Drummer in Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Orchestra Drummer (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Drummer (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (39 credits)
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Other Works:

CD: "Time Being: The Amazing Buddy Rich" (RCA) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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Ringo Starr was adequate. No more than that. See more »

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Started as a child tap dancer on Broadway at the age of four. Subsequently performed in vaudeville (also as a drummer) and formed his own band at the age of eleven. Was hired by Joe Marsala in 1937, and, during the swing era, played drums in the bands of Artie Shaw, Bunny Berigan, Benny Carter, Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. See more »

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