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Buddy Rich

Biography

Jazz drummer and bandleader who all appeared on a lot more than sixty albums being a sideman and head. He used a range of groupings, including Tommy Dorsey’s orchestra. He was playing skillfully in Vaudeville at eighteen a few months. He worked being a bandleader at as soon as eleven yrs . old. He was hardly ever formally educated and began playing percussion in a calendar year previous with spoons. He was created to Jewish parents Robert and Bess Full, both of whom had been Vaudeville performers. He provides documented with Louis Armstrong.

Quick Facts


Full Name Buddy Rich
Date Of Birth September 30, 1917
Died April 2, 1987, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Profession Drummer
Education Abraham Lincoln High School
Nationality American
Spouse Marie Allison
Children Cathy Rich
Parents Bess Skolnik, Robert Rich, Bugle Call Rag, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, West Side Story Medley
Siblings Marjorie Rich, Jo Rich, Martin Rich, Bugle Call Rag, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, West Side Story Medley
Movies Buddy Rich and His Band: Channel One Suite, Buddy Rich: At the Top, Jazz Icons: Buddy Rich: Live in '78, Norman Granz: Improvisation, Buddy Rich: The Lost West Side Story Tapes
TV Shows Away We Go
Star Sign Libra

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Leftovers2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Whiplash2014performer: "Cathy's Song" / writer: "Cathy's Song"
Bi no tsubo2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Norwegian Wood"
So You Think You Can Dance2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Simple Wish1997performer: "From the Sticks" 1959 / writer: "From the Sticks" 1959
Sinatra: Concert for the Americas1982Video performer: "Prologue" from 'West Side Story', "The Jet Song" From 'West Side Story' - uncredited
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Playboy's Penthouse1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
Les tricheurs1958"Desperate Desmond"
Ship Ahoy1942performer: "Hawaiian War Chant Ta-Hu-Wa-Ha-Hai" 1936 uncredited, "I'll Take Tallulah" 1942
Las Vegas Nights1941performer: "The Trombone Man Is the Best Man in the Land" - uncredited
Dancing Co-Ed1939performer: "Gangbusters" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Here's Lucy1970TV SeriesBuddy Rich
Away We Go1967TV Series
Visit to a Small Planet1960Drummer (uncredited)
The Marge and Gower Champion Show1957TV SeriesCozy
General Electric Theater1955TV SeriesGeorge
Columbia Thrills of Music: Buddy Rich and His Orchestra1949ShortOrchestra Leader
The Great Morgan1946Drummer (uncredited)
Thrill of a Romance1945Member Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (uncredited)
Du Barry Was a Lady1943Member Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (uncredited)
How's About It1943Orchestra Leader
Ship Ahoy1942Drummer in Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (uncredited)
Las Vegas Nights1941Orchestra Drummer (uncredited)
Dancing Co-Ed1939Drummer (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girl Crazy1943musician: drums - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Improvisation2004Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966-1988TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest / ...
Wogan1986TV SeriesHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Buddy Rich and His Band: Channel One Suite1985Himself - Leader and Drums
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got1985DocumentaryHimself
Looks Familiar1982TV SeriesHimself
Sinatra: Concert for the Americas1982VideoHimself - Drummer
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1981TV SeriesHimself - Jazz Drummer / Himself - Drummer / Himself
The Muppet Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star
The Merv Griffin Show1978TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
I've Got a Secret1976TV SeriesHimself
Cotton Club '751974TV MovieHimself
Frank Sinatra: The Main Event1974TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
Louis Armstrong: 1900 - 19711971TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Days1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19691969TV SpecialHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1967-1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Band Leader / Drummer
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHimself
The London Palladium Show1968TV SeriesHimself - and his Orchestra
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
Away We Go1967TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
The Garry Moore Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Playboy's Penthouse1961TV SeriesHimself
One Night Stand: The World of Lenny Bruce1959TV Special documentaryHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1948-1956TV SeriesHimself - Drummer
Music 551955TV Series documentaryHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself - Drummer
We, the People1951TV SeriesHimself
Floor Show1949TV SeriesHimself
Adventures in Jazz1949TV SeriesHimself
Buddy Rich and His Orchestra1948ShortHimself
Upbeat in Music1943Documentary shortHimself - Drummer
Artie Shaw's Class in Swing1939ShortHimself (uncredited)
Symphony of Swing1939ShortHimself - Drummer (uncredited)
Buddy Traps in 'Sound Effects'1930ShortHimself - Drummer (as Buddy Traps)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Desi Arnaz Jr.2012Video documentary shortClips from 'Here's Lucy'
...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Milton Berle Show: The Lost Elvis2003VideoHimself
Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years1998Video documentaryHimself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures1985VideoHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself
Jazz Ball1956TV Movie documentaryHimself

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