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Also Known As: Died: January 21, 2002
Born: May 26, 1920 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Jamestown, North Dakota, USA Profession: Music ...
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1934:
Made radio debut at age 14 (date approximate)
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Adopted stage name after moving to Fargo
1941:
First break, a vocal group with which she performed was hired to play clubs in Chicago
1941:
Seen by Benny Goodman and asked to join his band as the female vocalist; made first record with Goodman, "Elmer's Tune"; left Goodman in 1943
1943:
Film debut as a guest artist in "Stage Door Canteen"
1943:
Had first hit "Why Don't You Do Right"
1943:
Played a singer performing "The Lady Who Didn't Believe in Love" in the film "The Powers Girl"
1945:
Signed to a recording contract by Capitol Records
1946:
Early TV appearance in the first network-produced hour-long variety show "Hour Glass" (NBC)
1946:
Starred in the short "Banquet of Melody", performing own composition "I Don't Know Enough About You", written with husband Dave Barbour
1947:
Recorded song "It's a Good Day", co-written with Barbour
1948:
Had hit single "Manana"
1950:
Appeared opposite Bing Crosby in the film "Mr. Music"
1951:
Starred in the CBS summer variety series "The Peggy Lee Show"
1952:
Switched recording labels and signed with Decca Records; first success with that label, "Lover"
1952:
Made dramatic debut in films in the short "Midnight Serenade" (filmed in 1947)
1953:
Played first dramatic lead in a feature as the woman who loves "The Jazz Singer", played by Danny Thomas
1955:
Provided voices of several characters and wrote songs for Disney's "Lady and the Tramp"
1955:
Won acclaim and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as an alcoholic singer in "Pete Kelly's Blues"; last feature acting role to date
1956:
Starred opposite Jack Benny as his wife in the CBS production "Shower of Stars: The Flattering World"
1957:
Left Decca and returned to Capitol Records
1958:
Recorded one of her signature songs, "Fever"
1960:
Had rare dramatic TV role in "So Deadly, So Evil" broadcast on CBS' "General Electric Theatre"
1960:
Headlined own CBS variety special "Revlon Presents: 76 Men and Peggy Lee", directed by Abe Burrows
1961:
British TV debut in "Big Night Out" (BBC)
1963:
Appeared at Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall in a program called "The Jazz Tree"
1966:
Starred in the syndicated variety program "Something Special with Peggy Lee"
1969:
Had hit recording of "Is That All There Is?"
1969:
Headlined the public television broadcast "The World of Peggy Lee" (National Educational Television)
1972:
Made rare acting appearance as a guest on the legal show "Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law" (ABC), playing a singer-songwriter involved in a plagiarism suit
1974:
Performed the Oscar-nominated song "The Way We Were" on the annual telecast of the Academy Awards
1976:
Suffered near-fatal fall in a New York City hotel
1977:
Headlined the variety program "Peggy" for Thames Television in Great Britain
1981:
Starred in "Peggy Lee Entertains" (BBC-2)
1983:
Made sole Broadway appearance in the autobiographical one-woman show "Peg"; production closed after 13 previews and five performances
1984:
Starred in PBS presentation "Peggy Lee Live in Atlantic City"
1985:
Underwent heart surgery
1987:
Seriously injured in a fall in Las Vegas
:
Filed lawsuit against Disney for share of royalties of videocassette sales of "The Lady and the Tramp"
1991:
Awarded $3.83 million in videocassette profits from (she was originally paid $3,500 for her work in the 1955 film which had then grossed over $70 million in profits from video sales)
1998:
Suffered a stroke on October 27

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