Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1920-05-26

Day of Death 2002-01-21

Place of Birth Jamestown, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas as Self/Archive Footage
2005 Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook as Archival Footage
1982 Wogan(1 episode) as Herself
1973 Julie's Christmas Special as Herself
1973 The Bobby Darin Show(1 episode)
1972 The Julie Andrews Hour(1 episode) as Herself
1971 Dean Martin - That's Amore as Herself
1970 Petula as Herself
1969 The Johnny Cash Show(1 episode)
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour(1 episode)
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.(1 episode)
1964 The Hollywood Palace(1 episode)
1959 The Big Party(13 episodes)
1958 The Bob Crosby Show(1 episode)
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(2 episodes)
1956 The Steve Allen Show(3 episodes)
1956 Jazz Ball as Herself
1955 Pete Kelly's Blues as Rose Hopkins
1955 Lady and the Tramp as Darling / Si / Am / Peg (voice)
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1953 The Jazz Singer as Judy Lane
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1950 Mr. Music as Herself
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(8 episodes)
1950 Cavalcade of Bands(9 episodes)
1949 Cavalcade of Stars(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(9 episodes)
1946 Jasper in a Jam as Harp (singing voice)
1945 Jasper and the Beanstalk as Harp
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Benny Goodman Orchestra Singer (uncredited)
1943 The Powers Girl as Band Singer

Production

1995 Full ThrottleProduction Manager

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