Buddy Moreno, musician and radio personality, Died at 103

Carlos “Buddy” Moreno was born on July 14, 1912, and died on November 29, 2015.

He was an American musician and radio personality.

Carlos was born in Los Angeles, California to a Spanish father and an Irish mother.

His career began in 1929 when he sang in a vocal group.

Carlos big breakthrough came in 1933 when he joined Griff William’s band in San Francisco as a singer and guitar player.

He later became a part of popular bandleader Dick Jurgens’ orchestra. Moreno and Jurgen recorded many songs through the label Okeh Records.

Carlos changed band once more, in 1943, when he joined Harry James’ band.

Carlos made a film appearance in the Esther Williams star vehicle Bathing Beauty in 1944 along with the rest of the band.

He formed his own band in 1947 with his wife Perri and others.

Carlos had a local television show called The Buddy Moreno Show.

He relocated to St. Louis in the 1950s.

As he approached his 60s, Carlos switched to the radio and worked for the local stations WIL-FM, WEW and WSIE.

Carlos Moreno passed away in Florissant, Missouri, assisted-living facility on November 29, 2015 at the age of 103.