Buddy Pepper

Actor, Composer, Soldier
Former child performer who worked the vaudeville circuit until joining the Air Corps in WWII. After he completed his service, Pepper was signed as a composer and arranger for Universal Pictures, where he wrote such ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1922 in LaGrange, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Music (4)

Portrait in Black 1960 (Movie)

(Theme Song)

Pillow Talk 1959 (Movie)

("Pillow Talk") (Song)

Senorita from the West (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Hucksters (Movie)

(Songwriter)
Actor (4)

Gangster's Boy (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

Henry Aldrich for President (Movie)

Johnny Beal (Actor)

Streets of New York (Movie)

Flatfoot (Actor)

The Reluctant Dragon (Movie)

Humphrey (Actor)

Biography

Former child performer who worked the vaudeville circuit until joining the Air Corps in WWII. After he completed his service, Pepper was signed as a composer and arranger for Universal Pictures, where he wrote such memorable songs as "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "Top Man". Probably his biggest hit, though, was the title song for the film "Pillow Talk" (1959). Pepper also worked as an accompanist for Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich.

Milestones

1959

Wrote the title song for the feature "Pillow Talk"

1939

Feature acting debut in "Streets of New York"

Composer and lyricist for Universal Pictures after serving in the military

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