Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Buddy Greco, Had a Hit with 'The Lady Is a Tramp'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Buddy Greco, Had a Hit with 'The Lady Is a Tramp'

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Buddy Greco, the jazz singer, piano player and long-running Vegas showman whose hits included "The Lady Is a Tramp," died Tuesday in Las Vegas.

The musician, who was often associated with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin's Rat Pack and whose lengthy career spanned eight decades, was 90.

Sam Greco confirmed his father had died, but did not provide details or cause of death.

For decades, Mr. Greco headlined top nightclubs, cabarets and music rooms around the world. He had such solid-selling singles as "The Lady Is a Tramp," "I Ran All the Way Home" and "Mr. Lonely" and recorded more than 60 albums.

He also performed with Marilyn Monroe, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and once played for Queen Elizabeth II along with The Beatles.

Although he was never officially a member of the Rat Pack, he shared the stage and hung out with Sinatra, Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. …

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