Peggy Lee


Sultry songstress Lee dead at 81

Singer-composer known for hits, film scores, B’way by Richard Natale Variety, January 23, 2002 Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose husky, seductive voice brought a distinctive touch to such pop hits as “Why Don’t You Do Right,” “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?,” died Monday at her Bel Air home.[…]

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Letter to the editor

by Bill Smith USA Today, January 24, 2002 As a devotee of the big-band era, I was saddened to read about the death of Peggy Lee (“Peggy Lee’s smoky voice falls silent, but endures,” Life, Wednesday). After leaving North Dakota at age 17, Lee had her first big break in[…]

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She gave us Fever

Dubbed ‘the Queen’ by Duke Ellington, the indomitable Miss Peggy Lee and her smoky voice set the standard in swing by Gayle MacDonald (with files from the Associated Press) Toronto Globe & Mail, January 23, 2002 Peggy Lee’s voice was small, encompassing little more than an octave and a half.[…]

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Peggy Lee, sultry singer and composer, dies at 81

by Dan DeLuca Philadelphia Inquirer, January 23, 2002 Peggy Lee, the enduring and influential singer and composer who exuded a subtle, smoldering sexuality and whose hits “Fever” and “Is That All There Is” became standards, has died. She was 81. According to her daughter, Nicki Lee Foster, Lee died of[…]

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