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
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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