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Peggy Lee (Norma Delores Egstrom)

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Biography

Jamestown, North Dakota, USA
Peggy Lee was Born Norma Dolores Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, on May 26, 1920. At age four her mother died. Peggy's father, a railroad station agent, remarried but later left home, leaving Peggy's care entrusted to a stepmother who physically abused her. Peggy later memorialized this in the calypso number "One Beating a Day", one of 22 songs she co-wrote for the autobiographical musical "Peg", in which she made her Broadway debut in 1983 at the age of 62. As a youngster Peggy worked as a milkmaid, later turning to singing for money in her teens. Read more...

Actor

Character: Benny Goodman Orchestra Singer

Stage Door Canteen 1943

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Character: Peggy Lee Goodman Band Vocalist

The Powers Girl 1943

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Character: Judy Lane

The Jazz Singer 1952

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Character: Darling / Si / Am / Peg

Lady and the Tramp 1955

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Character: Mary Rigley

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Ella Fitzgerald

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1979

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