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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 married to Marie Allison. He died on April 2, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Whiplash (performer: "Cathy's Song") / (writer: "Cathy's Song")
 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ayu (2013) ... (performer: "Sweethearts On Parade")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (performer: "Not So Quiet, Please")
 2009 ...Sings The Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Norwegian Wood")
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 (2005) ... (performer: "Big Swing Face")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (performer: "The Monster" - uncredited)
 1997 A Simple Wish (performer: "From the Sticks" (1959)) / (writer: "From the Sticks" (1959))
 1982 Sinatra: Concert for the Americas (Video) (performer: "Prologue" (from 'West Side Story'), "The Jet Song" (From 'West Side Story') - uncredited)
 1975 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 July 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "Sweet Georgia Brown" - uncredited)
 1961 Playboy's Penthouse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (1961) ... (performer: "Baubles, Bangles and Beads")
 1958 Youthful Sinners ("Desperate Desmond")
 1942 Ship Ahoy (performer: "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Ha-Hai)" (1936) (uncredited), "I'll Take Tallulah" (1942))
 1941 Las Vegas Nights (performer: "The Trombone Man Is the Best Man in the Land" - uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed (performer: "Gangbusters" - uncredited)
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CD: "Stick It" (RCA) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »


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Personal Quote:

I don't put much emphasis on practice anyhow. I think it's a fallacy to believe that the more you practice, the better you become. You can only get better by playing. You can sit in a basement with a set of drums and practice rudiments all day long, but unless you play with a band, you won't learn style, technique, and taste, and you won't learn how to play with a band and for a band. Once you ... See more »


Asked by a nurse while being prepared for surgery in hospital, whether he was allergic to anything, he replied "only country music". See more »



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