Peggy Lee

Highest Rated: 93% Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Lowest Rated: 33% DOA: Dead or Alive (2007)
Birthday: May 26, 1920
Birthplace: Not Available
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



67% 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
79% 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
93% 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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