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Peggy Lee is a Actor, Production Manager and Sound American born on 26 may 1920 at Jamestown (USA)

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee
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Birth name Norma Deloris Egstrom
Nationality USA
Birth 26 may 1920 at Jamestown (USA)
Death 21 january 2002 (at 81 years) at Bel Air (USA)
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Peggy Lee (born Norma Deloris Egstrom; 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.


Lee was married four times; each marriage ended in divorce:

Guitarist and composer Dave Barbour (1943–1951); daughter Nicki Lee Foster (1943 - 2014)
Actor Brad Dexter (1953)
Actor Dewey Martin (1956–1958)
Bandleader and percussionist Jack Del Rio (1964–1965)
Retirement and death

In addition to owning a Sparks, Nevada restaurant called the 50 Yard Line, Miss Lee continued to perform into the 1990s, sometimes in a wheelchair. After years of poor health, Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at age 81. She was buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles' Westwood, Los Angeles, California neighborhood. On her marker in a garden setting is inscribed, "Music is my life's breath."

Best films

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Usually with

Jack Webb
Jack Webb
(1 films)
Nicholas Ray
Nicholas Ray
(1 films)
Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1 films)
Derek Yee
Derek Yee
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peggy Lee (8 films)

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Lady and the Tramp, 1h15
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Bill Thompson, Larry Roberts, Lee Millar, Verna Felton
Roles Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)
Rating72% 3.647493.647493.647493.647493.64749
On Christmas morning, 1909, in a quaint Midwestern town, Jim Dear gives his wife Darling an American cocker spaniel puppy which she names Lady. Lady enjoys a happy life with the couple and two local neighborhood dogs, Jock, a Scottish terrier, and Trusty, a bloodhound. Meanwhile, across town, a stray mutt named Tramp lives on his own, dining on scraps from Tony's restaurant and protecting his friends from the local dogcatcher. One day, Lady is saddened after her owners begin treating her rather coldly. Jock and Trusty visit her and determine that their change in behavior is due to Darling expecting a baby. While Jock and Trusty try to explain what a baby is, Tramp interrupts the conversation and offers his own thoughts on the matter, making Jock and Trusty take an immediate dislike to the stray and order him out of the yard. As Tramp leaves, he reminds Lady that "when the baby moves in, the dog moves out.
Pete Kelly's Blues, 1h35
Directed by Jack Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee, Andy Devine, Lee Marvin
Roles Rose Hopkins
Rating64% 3.2466553.2466553.2466553.2466553.246655
Jazz cornetist Pete Kelly (Webb) and his Big Seven are the house band at the 17 Club, a speakeasy in Kansas City in 1927 during Prohibition. New local crime boss Fran McCarg (Edmond O'Brien) wants a percentage of the band's meager earnings. Despite the band's opposition, Kelly wisely gives in.
The Jazz Singer, 1h47
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock, Alex Gerry, Allyn Joslyn
Roles Judy Lane
Rating58% 2.9096952.9096952.9096952.9096952.909695
As Jerry Golding (a young Korean War veteran) scales the heights of show business, he breaks the heart of his father, who had hoped that Jerry would instead follow in the footsteps of six consecutive generations of cantors in their family. Sorrowfully, Cantor David Golding reads the Kaddish service, indicating that, so far as he is concerned, his son is dead. A tearful reconciliation occurs when Jerry dutifully returns to sing the "Kol Nidre" in his ailing father's absence.
Mr. Music
Mr. Music (1950)
, 1h50
Directed by Richard Haydn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romance
Actors Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson, Groucho Marx, Charles Coburn, Ruth Hussey, Robert Stack
Roles Herself
Rating61% 3.099893.099893.099893.099893.09989
New York theater producer Alex Conway (Charles Coburn) travels with composer Paul Merrick (Bing Crosby) to Lawford College, Paul's alma mater, where one of his musicals is being revived by the students. The current campus hero is handsome athlete Jefferson Blake (Robert Stack) so Katherine Holbrook (Nancy Olson), class valedictorian and chairman of the welcoming committee for returning alumni, asks Paul to work in a phrase about Jeff in one of his songs. Paul balks at the suggestion, but Kate's matter-of-fact manner leaves no room for discussion.
Stage Door Canteen, 2h12
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Cheryl Walker, Lon McCallister, Tallulah Bankhead, Kenny Baker, Margaret Early, Ralph Bellamy
Roles Benny Goodman Orchestra Singer
Rating65% 3.2982553.2982553.2982553.2982553.298255
The storyline of the film follows several women who volunteer for the Canteen and who must adhere to strict rules of conduct, the most important of which is that while their job is to provide friendly companionship to and be dance partners for the (often nervous) men who are soon to be sent into combat, no romantic fraternization is allowed. One volunteer who confesses to only becoming involved in the Canteen in order to be discovered by one of the Hollywood stars in attendance, ultimately finds herself falling in love with one of the soldiers.


Full Throttle, 1h48
Directed by Derek Yee
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Andy Lau, Paul Chun, Elvis Tsui
Roles Production Manager
Rating66% 3.3394053.3394053.3394053.3394053.339405
Joe (Andy Lau) is a youth that loves auto racing. His father Paul (Paul Chun) operates a motorbike business which often organizes motorbike teams to race in Macau and Japan and his racers would often be awarded the crown bike. However, Joe has been rumored to be the best among the racers because every crown bike is always defeated in hands of Joe on the streets. Since Joe's license has been revoked for speeding at the age of 19, he is unable to participate in an official race and can only secretly race in the streets to fulfill his desire of racing on the roads. Joe's father is very irritated about this and views his son as an outlaw biker so he prohibits his racers to race with Joe which sours their father and son relationship. Joe owns an auto repair shop with his friend Jimmy (Chin Ka-lok). Joe's girlfriend Annie (Gigi Leung) is very gentle and kind but she always worries about her boyfriend racing.


Johnny Guitar, 1h50
Directed by Nicholas Ray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady, Ernest Borgnine, Ward Bond
Rating76% 3.848493.848493.848493.848493.84849
On the outskirts of a wind-swept Arizona cattle town, an aggressive and strong-willed saloonkeeper named Vienna maintains a volatile relationship with the local cattlemen and townsfolk. Not only does she support the railroad being laid nearby (the cattlemen oppose it), but she permits "The Dancin' Kid" (her former amour) and his confederates to frequent her saloon. The locals, led by McIvers but egged on by Emma Small, a onetime rival of Vienna, are determined to force Vienna out of town, and the hold-up of the stage (they suspect, erroneously, by "The Dancin' Kid") offers a perfect pretext. Vienna faces them down, helped by the mysterious and just arrived Johnny Guitar. He turns out to be her ex-lover and a reformed gunslinger whose real name is Johnny Logan. Their smouldering love/hate relationship develops until McIvers gives Vienna, Johnny Guitar and "The Dancin Kid" and his sidekicks 24 hours to leave.