Peggy Lee

1920 - 2002

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Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002), known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, over a career spanning seven decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, Lee created a sophisticated persona, writing music for films, acting, and recording conceptual record albums combining poetry and music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peggy Lee has received more than 2,505,221 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Peggy Lee is the 327th most popular musician (down from 310th in 2019), the 1,781st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,652nd in 2019) and the 101st most popular American Musician.

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  • 5.06

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Among musicians, Peggy Lee ranks 327 out of 2,675Before her are Geezer Butler, Khaled, Jan Garbarek, Johnny Ramone, Dionisio Aguado y García, and PJ Harvey. After her are Ry Cooder, Valery Gergiev, Ken Hensley, Tony Allen, Tiësto, and Alice Herz-Sommer.

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Among people born in 1920, Peggy Lee ranks 94Before her are Albert Memmi, Nobuyuki Kato, Mehdi Ben Barka, Constanze Manziarly, Ricardo Montalbán, and Henri Verneuil. After her are George Porter, Vilém Flusser, Väinö Linna, Tonino Guerra, Karl Albrecht, and Richard Farnsworth. Among people deceased in 2002, Peggy Lee ranks 60Before her are Sigvard Bernadotte, George Roy Hill, John Frankenheimer, Mauro Ramos, Henri Verneuil, and Infanta Beatriz of Spain. After her are George Porter, Kim Hunter, John Entwistle, Velibor Vasović, Hugo Banzer, and Joaquín Balaguer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peggy Lee ranks 1,781 out of 15,968Before her are Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Richard Sennett (1943), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Jim Thompson (1906), Bob Woodward (1943), and Paul P. Harris (1868). After her are Laura Dern (1967), John Mauchly (1907), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Phil Knight (1938), Linda Gray (1940), and Ry Cooder (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Peggy Lee ranks 101Before her are Isaac Hayes (1942), Paul Desmond (1924), Robert Trujillo (1964), Beck (1970), Albert King (1923), and Johnny Ramone (1948). After her are Ry Cooder (1947), Steve Vai (1960), Robby Krieger (1946), Bobby McFerrin (1950), Pat Metheny (1954), and Richie Sambora (1959).