Peggy Lee (1920-2002) was a well-known American jazz and traditional pop vocalist, born Norma Deloris Egstrom. She first came to fame singing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra from 1941 to 1943. In 1943 she married Goodman guitarist Dave Barbour, with whom she collaborated musically as well. She made a few film appearances, and is best known for her work on Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp," (1995) for which Lee co-wrote the songs and provided the voice for the characters of the "bad dog" Peg and the Siamese cats. After having been nominated for such hits as "Fever" and "Alright, OK, You Win" she won a Grammy award in 1969 for the song "Is That All There Is." After a series of health problems through the 80s and 90s (including complications of diabetes and a stroke) which saw her performing in a wheelchair and sometimes with an oxygen tank, she passed away January 21, 2002 at her home, probably of a heart attack.
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IMDb: Peggy Lee
Filmography includes actress and composer credits.
The official site of Miss Peggy Lee.
Women's International Center: Peggy Lee
Profile with photo.
BBC News: Peggy Lee
Singing legend suffers stroke. Article includes photo. (November 03, 1998)
Peggy Lee at the Copacabana
Live performance review by newspaper columnist Robert W. Dana. (February 07, 1958)
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