Buddy Greco, Jazz Pianist, Vocalist & Las Vegas Mainstay, Dies at 90
publish date: 2017-01-10
Buddy Greco, a jazz pianist, vocalist and Las Vegas mainstay who recorded more than 60 albums and had a hit with a version of "The Lady Is a Tramp," has died. He was 90.
Greco died Tuesday in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Survivors include his wife, singer Lezlie Anders; they performed together for years, most recently on stage in the show Fever! The Music of Miss Peggy Lee.
Greco toured and recorded with famed bandleader Benny Goodman, performed on dozens of TV variety shows, and was a popular act at The Desert Inn in Las Vegas. He often sat in with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. of The Rat Pack and collaborated with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Lena Horne and many others.