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Bregman c. 1959
July 9, 1930|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 8, 2017
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Composer, arranger, producer, conductor|
|Associated acts||Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Fisher|
He 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. He became Ethel Merman's personal arranger.
In the early 1960s Bregman became a television producer and director. After producing several TV specials in Europe, he was hired by David Attenborough for BBC 2 in 1964. In 1966, he was appointed head of light entertainment for the weekday ITV company Rediffusion London.
Bregman wrote Jump Jim Crow – a musical for the Royal Shakespeare Company. It moved into London-based independent TV and movie production.
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