Peggy Lee


Holly Foster Wells on Managing the Estate of Peggy Lee, Future Peggy Lee Releases and More

One of the most important musical influences of the 20th century, Peggy Lee wrote over 200 songs, recorded over 1,100 masters and had over 100 chart hits throughout her seven-decade career. As one of the world’s first female contemporary singer-songwriters, she co-wrote and sang many of her own hits, most notably “He’s a Tramp” for Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, as well as “It’s a Good Day” and “Mañana.” She’s probably best known for hits “Fever,” “I’m a Woman,” “Why Don’t You Do Right?” and “Is That All There Is?”; “Is That All There Is?” won her a Grammy for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. A 13-time Grammy nominee, Peggy Lee received Lifetime Achievement awards from NARAS, ASCAP and the Society of Singers, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and — as an actress — earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Pete Kelly’s Blues.

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