Peggy Lee on Television - 1970s

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The Seventies

The Ed Sullivan Show*
3/1/70, CBS
Songs included: Something / Maxwell's Silver Hammer / Yesterday ("trio" w/ Dionne Warwick and earlier footage sung by Paul McCartney)

The Dean Martin Show
3/26/70, NBC, w/ Tommy Tune, Dom DeLuise, Albert Brooks
Songs included: Almost Like Being in Love / Watch What Happens / Medley w/ Martin (I Love Being Here with You, Mañana, It's a Good Day)

The Carol Burnett Show
3/30/70, CBS, w/ Tim Conway
Songs unknown

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
4/8/70, NBC, w/ Erroll Garner, Barbara Anderson, Johnny Brown, Bob Uecker
Songs unknown

Kraft Music Hall*
9/23/70, NBC, w/ Anthony Quinn
Songs included: What Is a Woman? / Love Story / Don't Explain / Me and My Shadow / He's Got the Whole World in His Hands / Lost in the Stars / But Beautiful / I'm Glad There Is You / Until It's Time for You to Go

    "Anthony Quinn, the compelling actor with a face compared to a relief map of the Alps, and Peggy Lee, the sultry singer, were paired last night on the Kraft Music Hall over the NBC network... A performer such as Mr. Quinn can hold his own with Miss Lee, no slouch herself in understanding that lyrics are no less important than a beat. In their climactic rendition, the duet manager to capture the elusive durability of love, no matter what the reasons. It was a strangely effective and poignant oddity, well worth the waiting. Most of the rest of the show was uneven, not to say dull. Mr. Quinn was cast in some sketches on the woman-and-man relationship and did a reprise of his film role in Requiem for a Heavyweight. But Miss Lee is a winning and experienced hand in retrieving awkward moments by drifting into a song that eases the strain. If Dwight Hemion, the director, had a hand in matching Mr. Quinn and Miss Lee, more power to him. The infrequent spark is never caught without experimentation." - Jack Gould, New York Times, 9/24/70

12/9/70, ABC
Songs included: I'm a Woman (w/ Petula Clark) / Wedding Bell Blues (w/ Petula Clark) / What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (w/ Petula Clark)

    "Marvelously directed by Dwight Hemion, Petula featured another rare talent, Peggy Lee. The two teamed for 'I'm a Woman,' 'Wedding Bell Blues' and and extremely moving 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home,' performed as the two women stood dressed in pure white, rooted in mist and behind barbed wire... It must have been one of those moments everyone waits for; the correct time and setting, three perfectionist cameramen on the floor, and two performers of such excellence... Watching Peggy Lee lying propped up in a brass bed, rain dropping from the windows and a man sleeping silently beside her as she sings 'What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?' is nothing short of truly beautiful. One doesn't even dare breathe loudly or even sigh. When professionalism like hers is put to use like this it is a joy. Miss Lee is a prime target for a high-ranking special of her own." - Hollywood Reporter, 12/10/70

The Glen Campbell Show
1970 (date unknown), w/ Neil Diamond
Songs included: Medley w/ Campbell, Diamond

The Johnny Cash Show
1970 (date unknown)
Songs included: For the Good Times

Kraft Music Hall
1970 (date unknown), NBC, w/ Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme
Songs unknown

The David Frost Show
1970 (date unknown), w/ Cy Coleman
Songs unknown

Tribute to Louis Armstrong*
Night of Armstrong's funeral, 1971, CBS
Songs included: The Lord's Prayer (footage from Armstrong's funeral earlier that day) / I Can't Give You Anything But Love

The Dean Martin Show
4/1/71, NBC, w/ Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise
Songs included: Together Again / One More Ride on the Merry-Go-Round / Medley w/ Martin (Together Again, For the Good Times, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head)

The Merv Griffin Show
7/71, w/ Tony Bennett
Songs included: Things / If / All I Want / Sing (w/ Bennett)

The Carol Burnett Show
10/20/71, CBS, w/ Dom DeLuise
Songs: Watch What Happens / I Feel the Earth Move

The Pearl Bailey Show
1971 (date unknown)
Songs unknown

The Carol Burnett Show
1/5/72, CBS, w/ Paul Lynde
Songs included: Sing a Rainbow / Medley with Carol Burnett (Happy New Year, Great Day, Something's Coming)

Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law
2/17/72, ABC, w/ Arthur Hill, Hoagy Carmichael, Joe Camponello, Christine Matchett, Lee Majors, Joan Darling, David Soul.

    "Tailoring scripts to fit guest stars is not an especially common practice in television, but when a star is of the magnitude of Peggy Lee, you can be sure reservations will be made. This will be precisely the case February 17 when the songstress stars in an ABC Owen Marshall episode, "Smiles from Yesterday." Miss Lee, over 50 now, but still soft, sweet and womanly, will portray a former singer-songwriter ho becomes involved in a music plagiarism suit in the teleplay by John cGreevy. Co-starring with her and Arthur Hill are Hoagy Carmichael and Joe Camponello. The title song... will receive a voice-over rendition by Miss Lee, who otherwise will confine herself to acting in the hour drama." - Kay Gardella, New York Daily News, 2/10/72

The Carol Burnett Show
11/1/72, CBS, w/ Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller
Songs included: A Song for You / Girl Talk (w/ Burnett) / The Rhythm of Life (w/ ensemble)

The Julie Andrews Hour*
1972-73 (series ran 9/13/72 through 4/28/73), w/ Robert Goulet, Rich Little, Alice Ghostley
Songs included: The Candy Man (w/ Andrews, Goulet) / You're Gonna Love Me / Sagittarius medley w/ Andrews, Goulet (Peggy sings Make It with You / Oh Lord I'm On My Way) / Medley w/ Andrews (Peggy sings Sing / Up, Up and Away / I Believe in Music / Love is Just Around the Corner / Alright, Okay, You Win / I Want to Be Happy / When You're Smiling), David Merrick Medley w/ Andrews, Goulet, Little, Ghostly (Peggy sings Before the Parade Passes By / Who Will Buy? / Make Someone Happy / Together Wherever We Go)

Duke Ellington - We Love You Madly
1/13/73, CBS, w/ Count Basie, Ray Charles, James Cleveland, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstine, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Paula Kelly, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams
Songs included: I'm Gonna Go Fishin' / Duke Ellington medley (w/ Davis, Eckstine, Flack, Vaughan, Williams)

The Carol Burnett Show
3/17/73, CBS, w/ William Conrad
Songs included: When I Found You / Medley of Peggy Lee compositions with Burnett and ensemble (It's a Good Day, I Don't Know Enough About You, So What's New?, Where Can I Go Without You?, I'm Gonna Go Fishin', Mañana)

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
3/19/73, NBC, w/ Carroll O'Connor, Tommy Leonetti, Ralph Pearl
Songs unknown

The Bobby Darin Show
4/27/73, NBC
Songs included: two solos, plus the following duets with Bobby Darin: Just Friends / Something to Remember You By / Skylark / Spring Is Here / Long Ago and Far Away

    "In the final show [of the series] the atmosphere was virtually all nightclub - Bobby and the band pouring it on. Brash Bobby and Peggy with the richly sensuous, smoky tunes - it was a good way to go." - TV critic Don Freeman, 1973

This Is Your Life*
1973, syndicated, w/ Ralph Edwards, Peggy's daughter Nicki, Duke Ellington, Lucille Armstrong, Alan King
Songs included: montage of Peggy's hits

Julie's Christmas Special*
12/14/73, w/ Julie Andrews and Peter Ustinov
Songs included: Medley w/ Andrews (Peggy sings Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy / Row, Row, Row / I Can't Give You Anything But Love / I Talk to the Trees / Is It True What They Say About Dixie? / Swingin' on a Star / Siamese Cat Song / Where or Where Has My Little Dog Gone? / Just In Time / Show Me the Way to Go Home / Get Happy / On the Sunny Side of the Street / He's a Tramp / Baby, It's Cold Outside), Peggy solo medley (Clouds / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)

The Academy Awards
1974 (date unknown)
Songs included: The Way We Were

Evening at Pops
7/74, PBS
Songs included: Love Song / Clouds / Always / Wait Till You See Him / I've Got a Crush on You / When I Found You / The More I See You / I'll Be Seeing You

    "'What she has is a good voice, a good ear, good time, good taste, a wonderful way with ballads, and an actress's ability with lyrics.' That's how a New Yorker article summed up the talent of Peggy Lee, who is making her first appearance with the [Boston] Pops. In a half-hour set, she sings numbers old and new and mostly on the torch side." - TV Guide, 7/28/74

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
11/21/74, NBC, w/ Bruce Dern, Kelly Monteith, Dr. Michael Fox
Songs: I'm a Woman / Just for a Thrill / Fever

Dates unknown (mid- to late-1970s), syndicated, w/ Dinah Shore
Episode #42. Songs included: Let's Love / Medley with Shore
Episode #223. Songs included: I've Got You Under My Skin / Too Darn Hot
Episode #1030. Songs included: Love Me or Leave Me / Saved (with Shore)

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
5/19/75, NBC, w/ Della Reese (guest host), Carroll O'Connor, Sandy Duncan, Dr. David Reuben
Songs unknown

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
7/24/75, NBC, w/ Joan Rivers, David Brenner, Buck Henry
Songs unknown

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
10/10/75, NBC, w/ Joey Bishop (guest host), Ricardo Montalban, Susan Sarandon, Carlfred Broderick
Songs unknown

The Merv Griffin Show
1975 (date unknown), syndicated, w/ Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Fred Astaire, Johnny Mercer
Songs unknown

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
1/30/76, NBC, w/ McLean Stevenson (guest host), Rich Little, Jack Warden, Jose Molina
Songs: Send a Little Love My Way / Touch Me in the Morning

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
9/3/76, NBC, w/ David Brenner (guest host), Steve Allen, The Mills Brothers, Ricardo Montalban
Songs: Have a Good Time / Everything Must Change

Good Morning America*
10/15/76, ABC
Songs unknown

Andy* (Williams)
Songs unknown

12/77, Thames Television (UK), w/ Charles Aznavour
Songs included: A Song for You / Love Song / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Make Believe / What I Did for Love / Sing a Rainbow / You Gotta Know How / I Love You (w/ Aznavour) / Yesterday When I Was Young / She (w/ Aznavour) / Fever / La Vie en Rose (w/ Aznavour) / Mr. Wonderful / Lover / Here's to You / Dreams of Summer

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
12/30/77, NBC, w/ Suzanne Pleshette, Beau Bridges, Merie Earle
Song: When I Need You

Second Annual People's Command Performance
1/13/78, w/ Ethel Merman, Ginger Rogers, Frankie Laine, Bobby Short, Neil Sedaka
Songs included: Fever / Is That All There Is?

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
4/19/78, NBC, w/ Don Rickles (guest host), Shecky Greene, Peter Isackson, Rinette Reno, Carlos Palomino
Songs: Just the Way You Are / The More I See You

America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music*
6/3/78, CBS, w/ Gene Kelly, Lena Horne, Vic Damone, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., Sandy Duncan, John Wayne
Songs included: Richard Rodgers medley with Vic Damone and Lena Horne

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
8/3/78, NBC, w/ Fernando Lamas, Gallagher
Songs: Goin' to Chicago / Los Angeles Forevermore / Send in the Clowns

Easter Seals Telethon
1979 (date unknown)
Songs unknown

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
10/29/79, NBC, w/ Rich Little (guest host), Lawrence Welk, Jim Stafford, Jim Davis
Songs: Alright, Okay, You Win / Rain Sometimes

The Kennedy Center Honors
12/29/79, CBS
Songs unknown

    Honorees: Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, Tennessee Williams. Performers and presenters: Peggy Lee, Count Basie, Leonard Bernstein, Plácido Domingo, Gene Kelly, Joshua Logan, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney, Joe Williams.