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Peggy Lee (I) (1920–2002)


Peggy Lee was Born Norma Dolores Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, on May 26, 1920. At age four her mother died. Peggy's father, a railroad station agent, remarried but later left home, leaving Peggy's care entrusted to a stepmother who physically abused her. Peggy later memorialized this in the calypso number "One Beating a Day", one of 22 ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Great Train Robbery (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Robber's Tale (2013) ... (writer: "Who's Gonna Pay The Check")
 2011-2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shooting Star (2013) ... (writer: "Bella Notte" - uncredited)
- New York (2011) ... (writer: "Bella Notte" - uncredited)
 2013 Gangster Squad (performer: "Bless You (For the Good that's In You)") / (writer: "Bless You (For the Good that's In You)")
 2012 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Waltz (2012) ... (performer: "Christmas Waltz" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Performance (2011) ... (performer: "Fever")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.156 (2011) ... (writer: "Bella Notte" - uncredited)
 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) (performer: "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)")
 2011 The Future (performer: "Where or When")
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (performer: "Till There Was You")
 2010 Call Me Fitz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Loco (2010) ... (writer: "I Don't Know Enough About You")
 2010 Disney Sing It: Family Hits (Video Game) (writer: "He's A Tramp")
 2010 The Runaways (lyrics: "Fever") / (performer: "Fever")
 2009 Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- O Christmas Tree (2009) ... (performer: "It's Christmas Time Again" - uncredited)
 2009 Change Nothing (Documentary) (writer: "Johnny Guitar")
 2009/I World's Greatest Dad (performer: "It's a Good Day") / (writer: "It's a Good Day")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited)
 2009 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Suburbs (2009) ... (performer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: "MANANA (IS SOON ENOUGH FOR ME)") / (writer: "MANANA (IS SOON ENOUGH FOR ME)")
  Sex: The Revolution (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Tainted Love (2008) ... (lyrics: "Fever" - uncredited) / (performer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (performer: "Passenger Fever Peggy Lee vs. Iggy Pop" - uncredited)
 2008 Of Time and the City (Documentary) (performer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill")
 2008 Pretextos (performer: "Johnny Guitar") / (writer: "Johnny Guitar")
 2007 Bones (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Santa in the Slush (2007) ... (performer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" - uncredited)
 2007 Grow Your Own (performer: "Big Spender")
 2007 La tête de maman (performer: "You're so right for me")
 2007 Introducing the Dwights (writer: "Manana")
 2007 The Savages (performer: "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard")
 2006 Fido (writer: "It's A Good Day")
 2006 Bernard and Doris (performer: "Somebody Nobody Loves", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart")
 2006 Brainstorm (Short) (performer: "How Long Has This Been Going On?")
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Hen House (2006) ... ("I Don't Know Enough About You")
 2006 Diva (Video) (writer: "No pidas más")
 2005 King Kong (performer: "Bye Bye Blackbird")
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everything Old Is You Again (2005) ... (performer: "Fever")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (performer: "Goody Goody", "It's a Good Day") / (writer: "It's a Good Day")
 2005 Weeds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Can't Miss the Bear (2005) ... (performer: "A Doodlin Song")
 2005 Mad Hot Ballroom (Documentary) ("FEVER")
 2004/I Floating (Short) (performer: "I Love Being Here With You") / (writer: "I Love Being Here With You")
 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning (performer: "We'll Meet Again")
  Six Feet Under (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2001 - 2003) (performer - 4 episodes, 2001 - 2004)
- Grinding the Corn (2004) ... (performer: "Take a Little Time to Smile" - uncredited)
- Perfect Circles (2003) ... ("Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
- In the Game (2002) ... (performer: "I Love Being Here with You")
- A Private Life (2001) ... (performer: "Everything's Moving Too Fast")
- The Foot (2001) ... (performer: "Things Are Swinging")
 2004 Look at Me ("It's a good day")
 2003 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Best Chrismukkah Ever (2003) ... (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
 2003 Anything Else (writer: "There'll Be Another Spring")
 2003 Soldier's Girl (TV Movie) (performer: "Fever")
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Got Rhythm") / (writer: "It's a Good Day")
 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Nice Work If You Can Get It" - uncredited)
 2001 Dean Martin: That's Amore (TV Movie) (performer: "I Love Being Here with You", "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)", "It's a Good Day") / (writer: "I Love Being Here with You", "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)", "It's a Good Day")
 2001 Corky Romano (performer: "Fever")
 2001 Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (performer: "Senza Fine")
 2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (Video) (writer: "Bella Notte (This Is the Night)")
 2000 What Women Want (performer: "I've Got The World On A String")
 2000 102 Dalmatians (writer: "Bella Notte (This Is The Night)")
 2000 Lucky Numbers (performer: "Big Spender")
 2000 The Yards (performer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (1944))
 2000 About Adam (performer: "SISTERS")
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (lyrics: "Fever")
 1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees (performer: "Fever")
 1999 American Beauty (performer: "Bali Ha'i")
 1999 Me Myself I (performer: "Cheek To Cheek" (1935))
 1999 Forces of Nature (performer: "You Gotta Have Heart")
 1999 Blast from the Past (writer: "It's a Good Day")
 1998 B. Monkey (performer: "THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME")
 1998 Simon Birch (performer: "Fever")
 1997 Seinfeld (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Blood (1997) ... ("Mañana (Is Soon Enough For Me)", uncredited)
 1997 U Turn (performer: "It's A Good Day") / (writer: "It's A Good Day")
 1997 Private Parts (performer: "Fever")
 1997 Fools Rush In (performer: "Fever")
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks (performer: "MY SILENT LOVE")
 1996 Basquiat (performer: "Is That All There Is?")
 1996 Trees Lounge (writer: "I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU")
 1995 Nixon (performer: "FEVER")
 1995 Frank and Ollie (Documentary) (writer: "Bella Note" - uncredited)
 1995 Cafe Society (performer: "Remind Me" (1940))
 1993 Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Fever")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Beavis and Butt-head Meet God (1993) ... (lyrics: "Fever")
 1993 Short Cuts (lyrics: "I'm Gonna Go Fishin" (1959))
 1993 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Harvey Keitel/Madonna (1993) ... (lyrics: "Fever" - uncredited)
 1993 Gagay: Prinsesa ng brownout (lyrics: "Fever" - uncredited)
 1992 Bitter Moon (performer: "Fever")
 1991 Bugsy (performer: "WAITIN' FOR THE TRAIN TO COME IN" (1945), "WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT? (GET ME SOME MONEY TOO)" (1947))
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (performer: "Fever")
 1990 Mermaids (performer: "Fever")
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow... (performer: "It's A Good Day") / (writer: "It's A Good Day")
 1990 The Two Jakes (performer: "Don't Smoke In Bed")
 1990 In the Cold of the Night (performer: "Fever")
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale (writer: "I Don't Know Enought About You")
 1990 Men Don't Leave (writer: "BELLA NOTTE")
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist (performer: "September in the Rain", "It's A Good Day", "Sugar") / (writer: "It's A Good Day")
 1988 Monkey Shines (performer: "There'll Be Another Spring", "Ain't We Got Fun", "That's All", "The Glory of Love") / (writer: "There'll Be Another Spring")
 1988 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly (Video short) (lyrics: "He's a Tramp") / (music: "He's a Tramp")
 1987 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Heigh-Ho (Video short) (lyrics: "The Siamese Cat Song") / (music: "The Siamese Cat Song")
 1987 DTV 'Doggone' Valentine (TV Movie) (performer: "We Are Siamese" (aka "The Siamese Cat Song")) / (writer: "We Are Siamese" (aka "The Siamese Cat Song"))
 1985 After Hours (performer: "Is That All There Is?")
 1984 Chinese Boxes (performer: "Is That All There Is ?")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 8 episodes, 1974 - 1984) (writer - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1984) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1974)
- Episode dated 25 June 1984 (1984) ... (performer: "I Love Being Here with You", "I Got it Bad (And That Ain't Good)") / (writer: "I Love Being Here with You")
- Episode dated 29 October 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Alright, Okay, You Win", "Rain Sometimes")
- Episode dated 3 August 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Goin' to Chicago Blues", "Los Angeles Forevermore", "Send in the Clowns") / (writer: "Los Angeles Forevermore")
- Episode dated 19 April 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Just the Way You Are", "The More I See You")
- Episode dated 30 December 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "When I Need You")
 1984 Reckless (performer: "IS THAT ALL THERE IS")
  Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1983) (writer - 1 episode, 1983)
- Episode dated 1 December 1983 (1983) ... (performer: "Daddy Was A Railroad Man") / (writer: "Daddy Was A Railroad Man")
 1981 Sharky's Machine (performer: "Let's Keep Dancing")
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Merchant of Korea (1977) ... (writer: "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)")
 1976 Children (Short) (performer: "The Folks Who Live on the Hill")
 1974 The Nickel Ride (writer: "The Nickel Ride Theme")
 1974 The 46th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "The Way We Were")
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (performer: "Mood Indigo")
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Smiles from Yesterday (1972) ... (performer: "Smiles from Yesterday")
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (performer: "For the Good Times")
 1970 Pieces of Dreams (performer: "Pieces of Dreams" - as Miss Peggy Lee) / (performer: "The Pied Piper" - uncredited)
 1970 The Best on Record (TV Special) (performer: "Is That All There Is?")
  The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Episode dated 5 February 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 13 November 1969 (1969) ... (performer: "Is That All There Is?", "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", "I Got Rhythm", "Beer Barrel Polka" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 9 March 1967 (1967) ... (performer: "Walking Happy", "Little Girl Blue", "Just You, Just Me", "Exactly Like You", "For You", "The Very Thought of You", "You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)", "Then I'll Be Happy", "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore", "Three Little Fishes" - uncredited)
 1968 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (writer: "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter")
 1968 The Jonathan Winters Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1968) ... (performer: "The Lonesome Road", "The More I See You" - uncredited)
 1962-1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... (performer: "I Feel It", "The More I See You", "Just One of Those Things", "Why Don't You Do Right?", "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", "Falling Leaves", "Milord" - uncredited)
- Episode #16.6 (1962) ... (performer: "Mountain Greenery", "Manhattan", "It Might As Well Be Spring")
  The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #4.14 (1966) ... (performer: "So What's New?", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Jingle Bells", "Jingle Journey" - uncredited) / (writer: "So What's New?" - uncredited)
 1966 Walk Don't Run (writer: "Happy Feet", "Stay With Me")
 1966 The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (writer: "The Shining Sea" - uncredited)
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (writer: "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" - uncredited)
 1964 Joy House (writer: "Theme From Joy House (Just Call Me Love Bird)")
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy with the Blues (1961) ... (writer: "Happy with the Blues")
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- Episode #13.11 (1960) ... (performer: "I'm Sorry" (umcredited), "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" (uncredited))
- Episode dated 25 January 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street", "Jump for Joy", "A Shine on Your Shoes", "Get Out Those Old Records", "Golden Earrings", "Taking a Chance on Love", "April Love", "When You Were Sweet Sixteen", "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "'A' - You're Adorable", "Lover", "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" - uncredited)
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Linda, the Performer (1960) ... (writer: "This Is A Very Special Day" - uncredited)
 1960 The Revlon Revue (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A 70th Birthday Salute to Paul Whiteman (1960) ... (performer: "Rockin' Chair", "The Gypsy in My Soul", "Georgia on My Mind", "It's So Peaceful in the Country", "Hold On", "Jeepers Creepers", "Them There Eyes", "Christmas Night in Harlem" - uncredited)
 1958 tom thumb (lyrics: "tom thumb's Tune", "Are You a Dream" - uncredited) / (music: "tom thumb's Tune", "Are You a Dream" - uncredited)
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Peggy Lee (1957) ... (performer: "Our Love Is Here to Stay", "Nice Work If You Can Get It")
- Bob Hope, Peggy Lee and Kim Novak (1957) ... (performer: "Listen to the Rockin' Bird", "He's My Guy" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1957) ... (writer: "It's a Good Day" - uncredited)
 1957 Johnny Trouble (writer: "Johnny Trouble")
 1955 The Rawhide Years (lyrics: "The Gypsy with the Fire in His Shoes")
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dateline II (1955) ... (performer: "You're My Thrill", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "How About You?")
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (performer: "Sugar (That Sugar Baby of Mine)" (uncredited), "Somebody Loves Me" (uncredited), "He Needs Me", "Sing a Rainbow")
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (performer: "He's a Tramp", "La La Lu", "The Siamese Cat Song", "What Is a Baby?" - uncredited) / (writer: "He's a Tramp", "La La Lu", "The Siamese Cat Song", "Bella Notte (This Is the Night)", "Peace on Earth", "What Is a Baby?" - uncredited)
 1955 The Racers (performer: "I Belong To You")
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie (writer: "I Love You So")
 1954 Johnny Guitar ("Johnny Guitar") / (performer: "Johnny Guitar")
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched (lyrics: "How Strange")
 1953 The 25th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Zing a Little Zong")
 1952 The Jazz Singer (writer: "This Is a Very Special Day")
 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.13 (1952) ... (writer: "It's a Good Day")
- Episode #2.23 (1952) ... (writer: "It's a Good Day" - uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (writer: "IT'S A GOOD DAY")
 1951-1952 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.25 (1952) ... (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You", "The Lady Is a Tramp")
- Episode #3.12 (1951) ... (performer: "Little David Play On Your Harp", "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart")
 1951 Bullfighter and the Lady (writer: "How Strange")
  The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1951) (writer - 1 episode, 1951)
- Episode #1.26 (1951) ... (performer: "Rock Me to Sleep", "Manana") / (writer: "Manana")
 1950 Mr. Music (performer: "Life Is So Peculiar")
 1947 Midnight Serenade (Short) (performer: "It's A Good Day", "You Was Right Baby", "Sugar", "I'm in the Mood For Love") / (writer: "It's A Good Day", "You Was Right Baby")
 1947 For Sentimental Reasons (Short) (writer: "It's a Good Day")
 1946 Jasper in a Jam (Short) (performer: "Old Man Mose is Dead", "Cherokee")
 1945 Jasper and the Beanstalk (Short) (performer: "Ain't Goin' No Place")
 1943 Stage Door Canteen (performer: "Why Don't You Do Right" (1941) - uncredited)
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Radio show (The Peggy Lee Show) on CBS in the summer of 1951, sponsored by Rexall Drugs. The half-hour program featured the Russ Case Orchestra and the following guest stars: Mel Tormé & Walter Kent on the premiere episode (06/17), Art Lund (06/24), Don Cornell (07/01), Louis Prima (07/08), Benny Goodman (07/15), Johnny Mercer ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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On personal power: Some of us just go along...until that marvelous day people stop intimidating us -- or should I say we refuse to let them intimidate us? See more »

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A diabetic, Lee was often troubled by weight and glandular problems. In 1961, she was felled by double pneumonia and in 1976, she had a near-fatal fall in a New York hotel. She was again seriously injured in another fall in Las Vegas in 1987. In early 1985, she underwent four angioplasties - balloon surgery to open clogged arteries - and resumed her singing tour. While appearing in New Orleans in... See more »

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