Buddy Bregman, American arranger, producer, and composer, Died at 86

  Music, Writer

Louis I. “Buddy” Bregman was born on July 9, 1930, and died on January 8, 2017.

He was an American arranger, producer, and composer.

Bregman worked with many of the greatest musical artists of 20th Century popular music, including: Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Anita O’Day, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Jerry Lewis, Paul Anka, Buddy Rich, Eddie Fisher, Annie Ross, and Carmen McRae.

Bregman became Ethel Merman’s personal arranger.

He was married to actress Suzanne Lloyd from 1961 to 1988; the couple had a daughter.

He died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Buddy Bregman passed away at 86 years old.