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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee 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. In 1952 Lee starred in The Jazz Singer, a Technicolor remake of the early Al Jolson part-talkie 1927 film of the same name. In 1955, she played an alcoholic blues singer in Pete Kelly's Blues, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1955 Lee did the speaking and singing voices for several characters in Disney's Lady and the Tramp: she played the human "Darling", the dog "Peg", and the two Siamese cats "Si and Am". In 1957, Lee guest starred on the short-lived ABC variety program, The Guy Mitchell Show.

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May 26, 1920 In Jamestown, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Powers Girl 1943-01-15
Latest Project:
Movie Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas 2013-05-10
Known For
Poster of Wogan
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Poster of Jasper and the Beanstalk
Movie Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas Self/Archive Footage 2013-05-10
Movie Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook Archival Footage 2005-10-25
Movie Disney's Greatest Lullabies Volume 2 Herself 1986-01-28
Series Wogan Herself 1982-05-04
Movie Disney's Halloween Treat Si / Am (voice) (archive footage) 1982-10-30
Movie Lady and the Tramp: A Lesson in Sharing Attention Darling (voice) 1978-09-01
Series The Bobby Darin Show Unknown 1973-01-19
Movie Julie's Christmas Special Herself 1973-12-24
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Herself 1972-09-13
Movie Dean Martin - That's Amore Herself 1971-01-01
Movie Petula Herself 1970-12-26
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963-09-25
Movie President Kennedy’s Birthday Salute Self 1962-05-19
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series The Big Party Unknown 1959-10-08
Series The Bob Crosby Show Unknown 1958-06-14
Movie Jazz Ball Herself 1956-01-01
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956-10-05
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Lady and the Tramp Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice) 1955-06-22
Movie Pete Kelly's Blues Rose Hopkins 1955-07-31
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Jazz Singer Judy Lane 1953-02-14
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Cavalcade of Bands Unknown 1950-01-17
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie Mr. Music Peggy Lee 1950-12-08
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Cavalcade of Stars Unknown 1949-06-04
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Jasper in a Jam Harp (singing voice) 1946-10-18
Movie Jasper and the Beanstalk Harp 1945-10-18
Movie The Powers Girl Band Singer 1943-01-15
Movie Stage Door Canteen Benny Goodman Orchestra Singer (uncredited) 1943-06-24