Peggy Lee
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1920-05-26
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Biography

From the time of her early 1940s hit 'Why Don't You Do Right?' Lee managed to create an individual approach to each and every song. She was born Norma Deloris Egstrom but changed her name to Peggy Lee whilst working ...

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Biography

From the time of her early 1940s hit 'Why Don't You Do Right?' Lee managed to create an individual approach to each and every song. She was born Norma Deloris Egstrom but changed her name to Peggy Lee whilst working as a teenage singer on a local radio station in Fargo, North Dakota.

She had a traumatic upbringing, and moved home frequently, but she began singing around the Jamestown area with Doc Haines' Orchestra, later joining the big bands of Sev Olson and Will Osborne.

While she was singing in a vocal quartet at the Ambassador West in Chicago, Benny Goodman hired her to sing with his band for two years from 1941, recording a string of popular hits including 'I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good' and the chart-topping 'Somebody Else is Taking My Place'.

Her film debut was with Goodman, singing 'Why Don't You Do Right?' in the movie 'Stage Door Canteen' (1943). She married Goodman's guitarist, Dave Barbour, and after a temporary retirement from music, Lee began to produce a sequence of impressive and popular songs, including 'Golden Earrings', 'It's a Good Day' and 'Manana'.

She recorded albums with Nelson Riddle who had successfully backed Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. On screen she made 'Mr Music' (1950), 'The Jazz Singer' (1953), and 'Pete Kelly's Blues' (1955) for which she won an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her alcoholic nightclub singer in the midst of a breakdown. For 'Lady and The Tramp', she wrote several songs in addition to providing voices (sung and spoken) for four cartoon characters.

She had her greatest hit with the world-weary 'Is That All There Is?' From the 1970s onwards her public appearances were interspersed with bouts of illness, and she tended to appear wrapped in scarves and wearing dark glasses. Although she has had no hit records since the 1960s, she remained an influential force on generations of jazz singers until her death in 2002.

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Peggy Lee
The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight The Way You Look Tonight The Way You Look Tonight The Way You Look Tonight
Peggy Lee
Back In Your Own Backyard
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Back In Your Own Backyard Back In Your Own Backyard Back In Your Own Backyard Back In Your Own Backyard
Peggy Lee & Mel Tormé
The Old Master Painter
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The Old Master Painter The Old Master Painter The Old Master Painter The Old Master Painter
Peggy Lee
It's A Good, Good Night
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It's A Good, Good Night It's A Good, Good Night It's A Good, Good Night It's A Good, Good Night
Peggy Lee
Hallelujah, I Love Him So
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Hallelujah, I Love Him So Hallelujah, I Love Him So Hallelujah, I Love Him So Hallelujah, I Love Him So
Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee
Blues In The Night
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Blues In The Night Blues In The Night Blues In The Night Blues In The Night
Peggy Lee
Alright OK You Win
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Alright OK You Win Alright OK You Win Alright OK You Win Alright OK You Win
Peggy Lee
Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek
Peggy Lee
He's A Tramp
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He's A Tramp He's A Tramp He's A Tramp He's A Tramp
Peggy Lee
I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard
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I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard
Peggy Lee
Love Story
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Love Story Love Story Love Story Love Story
Peggy Lee
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
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The Folks Who Live On The Hill The Folks Who Live On The Hill The Folks Who Live On The Hill The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Peggy Lee
As Time Goes By
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As Time Goes By As Time Goes By As Time Goes By As Time Goes By
Peggy Lee
Please Me Kind
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Please Me Kind Please Me Kind Please Me Kind Please Me Kind
Peggy Lee
Mr Wonderful
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Mr Wonderful Mr Wonderful Mr Wonderful Mr Wonderful
Peggy Lee
I'm A Woman
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I'm A Woman I'm A Woman I'm A Woman I'm A Woman
Peggy Lee
Doodlin Song
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Doodlin Song Doodlin Song Doodlin Song Doodlin Song
Peggy Lee
I Don't Know Enough About You
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I Don't Know Enough About You I Don't Know Enough About You I Don't Know Enough About You I Don't Know Enough About You
Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour & His Orchestra
'Deed I Do
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'Deed I Do 'Deed I Do 'Deed I Do 'Deed I Do
Peggy Lee
MANANA
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MANANA MANANA MANANA MANANA
Peggy Lee
Till There Was You
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Till There Was You Till There Was You Till There Was You Till There Was You
Peggy Lee
I Believe In You
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I Believe In You I Believe In You I Believe In You I Believe In You
Peggy Lee
Things Are Swingin'
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Things Are Swingin' Things Are Swingin' Things Are Swingin' Things Are Swingin'
Peggy Lee
Siamese Cat Song
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Siamese Cat Song Siamese Cat Song Siamese Cat Song Siamese Cat Song
Peggy Lee
Nice Work If You Can Get It
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Nice Work If You Can Get It Nice Work If You Can Get It Nice Work If You Can Get It Nice Work If You Can Get It
Peggy Lee
Why Don't You Do Right
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Why Don't You Do Right Why Don't You Do Right Why Don't You Do Right Why Don't You Do Right
Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee, Jerome Jerry Leiber & Randy Newman
Is That All There Is?
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Is That All There Is? Is That All There Is? Is That All There Is? Is That All There Is?
Peggy Lee
A Brown Bird Singing
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A Brown Bird Singing A Brown Bird Singing A Brown Bird Singing A Brown Bird Singing
Peggy Lee
Mohair Sam
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Mohair Sam Mohair Sam Mohair Sam Mohair Sam
Peggy Lee
It Ain't Necessarily So
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It Ain't Necessarily So It Ain't Necessarily So It Ain't Necessarily So It Ain't Necessarily So
Peggy Lee
I Get Along Without You Very Well
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I Get Along Without You Very Well I Get Along Without You Very Well I Get Along Without You Very Well I Get Along Without You Very Well
Peggy Lee
Make Believe
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Make Believe Make Believe Make Believe Make Believe
Peggy Lee
I Enjoy Being a Girl
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I Enjoy Being a Girl I Enjoy Being a Girl I Enjoy Being a Girl I Enjoy Being a Girl
Peggy Lee
Is That All There Is
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Is That All There Is Is That All There Is Is That All There Is Is That All There Is
Peggy Lee
A Woman Alone With The Blues
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A Woman Alone With The Blues A Woman Alone With The Blues A Woman Alone With The Blues A Woman Alone With The Blues
Peggy Lee & Mel Tormé
Don't Fan The Flame
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Don't Fan The Flame Don't Fan The Flame Don't Fan The Flame Don't Fan The Flame
Peggy Lee
Call Me
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Call Me Call Me Call Me Call Me
Peggy Lee
You're My Thrill
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You're My Thrill You're My Thrill You're My Thrill You're My Thrill
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