Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. She wrote music for films, acted, and created conceptual record albums—encompassing poetry, jazz, chamber pop, and art songs.
"I sang before I could talk."
"Mamie Eisenhower was our First Lady at the time, and she always wore bangs. The little dog has bangs and her name in the script was Mamie, so Walt (Disney) was afraid someone might think we were being a little less than polite about the First Lady. That's why I have the honor of having the character named after me." - referring to her animated doggie character "Peg" in Lady and the Tramp (1955).
"I loved acting, but my agents never brought me scripts. I was worth a lot more to them on the road."
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|He's A Tramp||1992||38,737|
|It's Christmas Time Again||66,778|
|Ring Those Christmas Bells||92,581|
|Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too) - 1998 - Remaster||-|
|It's A Good Day||1946||57,868|
|Fever - 1998 - Remaster||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Norma Deloris Egstrom|
|Age||81 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||May 26, 1920|
|Birthplace||Jamestown, North Dakota|
|Date of Death||January 21, 2002|
|Location of Death||Bel Air, Los Angeles, California|
|Cause of Death||Heart Attack|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Distinctive Features||Voice and very long Indian hair|
|Occupation||Singer, Actress, Dancer|
|Claim to Fame||Fever|
|Music Style||Show Tunes, Jazz, Torch Songs, Swing, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Classical|
|Music Mood||Elegant, Stylish, Intimate, Confident, Smooth, Warm, Carefree, Sophisticated, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sensual, Sweet, Reflective, Dramatic, Bright, Lively, Brassy, Innocent, Cheerful, Springlike, Poignant, Gentle|
|Father||Marvin Olof Egstrom|
|Mother||Selma Amelia Anderson Egstrom|