Peggy Lee - Rotten Tomatoes

Peggy Lee

Highest Rated:   89% Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Lowest Rated:   33% DOA: Dead or Alive (2007)
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North Dakota-born vocalist Peggy Lee went straight from the family farm to local radio; by the time she was 16, she was a professional singer. Fame came relatively early when, in the late 1930s, Lee was chosen to be vocalist for the Benny Goodman orchestra. Her first film work consisted of specialty numbers in such films as The Powers Girl (42) and Stage Door Canteen (43). While best remembered for such hit records as "Lover," "Fever" and "Is That All There Is?", Lee's movie assignments of the 1950s should not be overlooked. She made her dramatic acting debut in the 1953 remake of The Jazz Singer opposite Danny Thomas, and in 1955 she was Oscar-nominated for her convincing portrayal of a hard-boiled speakeasy chanteuse who reverts to childhood after incurring severe brain damage in Pete Kelly's Blues, a film directed by Jack Webb. Lee was also instrumental in the success of the Disney cartoon feature Lady and the Tramp (55); she not only provided several of the character voices (the Siamese Cats, the dog pound vamp "Peg," etc.), but also wrote many of the film's songs. When Lady and the Tramp was released to video in 1987, Lee, miffed that she had earned a mere $3500 for her work on the film, sued Disney for several million dollars' royalties -- and won. After Pete Kelly's Blues, Peggy Lee wrote lyrics for the 1958 musical fantasy Tom Thumb and was heard on the soundtrack of 1970's Pieces of Dreams; her acting in later years was confined to TV guest-star appearances, notably a chucklesome turn as a Mae West-style dance-hall queen on a 1967 episode of The Girl from UNCLE.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% Sword Master
  • Producer
$70.5k 2016
No Score Yet Sky Force
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet Wings: Sky Force Heroes
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si)
  • Producer
2011
80% Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
  • Executive Producer
$0.5M 2011
No Score Yet Big Time Swing
  • Actor
2008
33% DOA: Dead or Alive
  • Producer
$0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Let's Hear It for the Girls!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Sleepytime Down South: Slow and Easy Tracks from the Golden Era of Jazz
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Swing! Swing! Swing!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Peggy Lee: Singing at Her Best
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Great Entertainers
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Jazz Legends - The Vocalists
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Peggy Lee: Swing Era
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Sinatra: The Classic Duets
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet TV's First Music Videos - The Snader Telescriptions
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Dean Martin: That's Amore!
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Petula Clark: This Is My Song
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Ladies Sing the Blues
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Quintessential Peggy Lee
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Pete Kelly's Blues
  • Rose Hopkins
1955
89% Lady and the Tramp
  • Darling/Peg/Si/Am
1955
No Score Yet The Jazz Singer
  • Judy Lane
1952
No Score Yet Jukebox Saturday Night
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Mr. Music
  • Herself
1950
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen
  • Actor
1943

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