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Freddie Rich

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Biography

Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland]
Pianist, band leader and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland. Rich made his reputation in the recording studios and on radio. He served as musical director for the CBS network from 1928 to 1938. He also led several successful dance bands, his first in New York (resident at the Astor Hotel) between 1922 and 1928. This group recorded prolifically and thus attracted many top notch musicians, who would later rise to greater fame, such as Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Ray Bauduc, Joe Venuti, Adrian Rollini and Bunny Berigan. Read more...

Actor

Character: Freddie Rich - Orchestra Leader

Rambling 'Round Radio Row #4 1932

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Character: Himself

Mirrors 1934

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Character: Leader Freddie Rich Orchestra

A Wave, a WAC and a Marine 1944

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Composing