Fly high, Dad.

“The Young and the Restless’” Tracey Bregman shared the news of the loss of her father, Buddy Bregman, with her followers on Instagram yesterday, Sunday January 8. Bregman, born in 1930, was an arranger, composer, and television producer. His ‘Buddy Bregman Orchestra’ backed Ella Fitzgerald, and he worked with other greats including, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Eddie Fisher, to name just a few. His television credits include dozens of TV movies, as well as series such as “The Danny Thomas Show,” “Greatest Sports Legends,” and “The Rene Simard Show.”

Tracey Bregman’s tribute to her father revealed that he had passed away following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 86. She shared a photo of three generations holding hands prior to his death, and a video clip of her father along with her son, Landon, and added that they were listening to his old tracks. extends sincere condolences to Tracey Bregman and her family at this very difficult time.

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– Candace Young