Peggy Lee

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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.

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Filmography

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Selected Peggy Lee film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2002
Hudson & Halls (TV Show)
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1971
Jenny Rush

1966
Packer Jo

1963
Big Night Out (TV Show)
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1955
Darling, Si, Am, ...

1955
Rose Hopkins

1954
Shower of Stars (TV Show)
Mary Rigley

1954
Red Skelton Revue (TV Show)
Guest Vocalist

1953
G.E. True Theater (TV Show)
Natalia Cory

1952
Judy Lane

1952
Guest Jazz, Pop Vocalist, Guest Vocalist

1947
Midnight Serenade (Short Film)
Peggy Marsh

1946
Jasper in a Jam (Short Film)
Harp

1945
Jasper and the Beanstalk (Short Film)
Lyre

1943
Benny Goodman Orchestra Singer

1943
Peggy Lee Goodman Band Vocalist

Music Department Credits

2004
The Pencil Case (Short Film)
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1992
Nickel & Dime
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Soundtrack Credits

2010
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2010
Call Me Fitz (TV Show)
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2009
Glee (TV Show)
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2008
The Cleaner (TV Show)
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2008
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2008
Sex: The Revolution (TV Show)
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2007
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2007
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2007
Chuck (TV Show)
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2007
Mad Men (TV Show)
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2006
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2006
Brainstorm (Short Film)
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2005
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2005
Bones (TV Show)
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2005
Weeds (TV Show)
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2004
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2004
Floating (Short Film)
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2003
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2003
Soldier's Girl (TV Movie)
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2003
Cold Case (TV Show)
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2003
Las Vegas (TV Show)
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2003
The O.C. (TV Show)
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2003
Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Show)
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2002
Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Show)
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2001
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2001
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2001
Six Feet Under (TV Show)
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2001
Dean Martin: That's Amore (TV Movie)
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
Doctors (TV Show)
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1999
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1998
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1998
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1996
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1996
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1995
Cafe Society
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1995
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1993
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1993
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1993
Gagay: Prinsesa ng brownout
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1992
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1991
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1991
Muuttolinnun aika
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1990
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1990
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1990
Seinfeld (TV Show)
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1988
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1985
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1984
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1984
Chinese Boxes
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1976
Children (Short Film)
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1975
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1974
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1973
Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Movie)
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1972
M*A*S*H (TV Show)
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1970
The Best on Record (TV Movie)
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1969
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1967
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1965
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1964
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1964
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1963
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1961
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1959
The Revlon Revue (TV Show)
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1958
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1957
The Lux Show (TV Show)
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1955
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1954
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1954
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1953
The 25th Annual Academy Awards (TV Show)
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1952
Today (TV Show)
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1950
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1950
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1950
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1948
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1947
Midnight Serenade (Short Film)
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1947
For Sentimental Reasons (Short Film)
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1946
Jasper in a Jam (Short Film)
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1945
Jasper and the Beanstalk (Short Film)
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Quotes

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List of Peggy Lee quotes.

"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."


Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Peggy Lee on the cover.
  • Peggy Lee - After Dark Magazine [United States] (June 1974)

Dating History

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List of Peggy Lee relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by Peggy Lee, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Peggy Lee.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Fever 2003 5,247
The Christmas Waltz 2011 45,964
Black Coffee 1993 45,255
Johnny Guitar 1987 43,103
It's Christmas Time Again 66,778
He's A Tramp 1992 38,737
Happy Holiday 1997 33,817
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
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Peggy Lee songs.




First NamePeggy
Middle NameDeloris
Last NameLee
Maiden NameEgstrom
Full Name at BirthNorma Deloris Egstrom
Age81 (age at death)
Date of BirthMay 26, 1920
BirthplaceJamestown, North Dakota
Date of DeathJanuary 21, 2002
Location of DeathBel Air, Los Angeles, California
Cause of DeathHeart Attack
Height5' 6" (168 cm)
BuildAverage
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Distinctive FeaturesVoice and very long Indian hair
Star SignGemini
ReligionLutheran
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
OccupationSinger, Actress, Dancer
Occupation CategorySinger
Claim to FameFever
Music GenreVocal
Music StyleShow Tunes, Jazz, Torch Songs, Swing, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Classical
Music MoodElegant, Stylish, Intimate, Confident, Smooth, Warm, Carefree, Sophisticated, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sensual, Sweet, Reflective, Dramatic, Bright, Lively, Brassy, Innocent, Cheerful, Springlike, Poignant, Gentle
InstrumentVocals
Official Websitepeggylee.com
peggyleediscography.com
FatherMarvin Olof Egstrom
MotherSelma Amelia Anderson Egstrom

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