Peggy Lee (I) (1920–2002)

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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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Known For

Lady and the Tramp Darling / Si / Am / Peg
Pete Kelly's Blues Rose Hopkins
King Kong Soundtrack
Gangster Squad Soundtrack


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 1976 Hudson & Halls (TV Series)
Guest (1977)
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Jenny Rush
- Smiles from Yesterday (1972) ... Jenny Rush (as Miss Peggy Lee)
 1960-1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... Singer
- Episode #15.36 (1962) ... Singer
- Episode #14.18 (1961) ... Singer
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Packer Jo
- The Furnace Flats Affair (1967) ... Packer Jo
 1961 Big Night Out (TV Series) (performer: 'Fever')
- The Peggy Lee Show (1961) ... (performer: 'Fever')
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Natalia Cory
- So Deadly, So Evil (1960) ... Natalia Cory
 1956 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Mary Rigley
- The Flattering World (1956) ... Mary Rigley
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Rose Hopkins
 1955 Lady and the Tramp
Darling / Si / Am / ... (voice)
 1953-1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Halo Advertisement Singer / Singer
- Let's Face It (1954) ... Halo Advertisement Singer
- Episode #4.5 (1953) ... Singer
 1952 The Jazz Singer
Judy Lane
 1950 Mr. Music
Peggy Lee
 1950 Snader Telescriptions (TV Series)
 1949 Hollywood on Television (TV Series)
Guest (1949)
 1947 Midnight Serenade (Short)
Peggy Marsh
 1946 Jasper in a Jam (Short)
Harp (voice)
 1945 Jasper and the Beanstalk (Short)
Lyre (voice)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Benny Goodman Orchestra Singer (uncredited)
 1943 The Powers Girl
Peggy Lee - Goodman Band Vocalist (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (6 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (229 credits)
Show Show Self (117 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (38 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a TV series to be called "The Peggy Lee Show" in which she played a music teacher. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Miss Peggy Lee


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Jack Del Rio  (divorced) | See more »


Marvin Olof Egstrom | Selma Amelia Anderson

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On her animated doggie character Peg in Lady and the Tramp (1955): 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. See more »


Is portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow in Infamous (2006) See more »


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