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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 3,042,096 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Peggy Lee is the 409th most popular musician (down from 327th in 2019), the 2,290th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,780th in 2019) and the 124th most popular American Musician.

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  • 49

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  • 2.59

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  • 5.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Peggy Lee ranks 409 out of 2,662Before her are Theodor Leschetizky, Martin Gore, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Verivery, Flea, and Jelly Roll Morton. After her are Marguerite Long, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Stevie Young, John Phillips, Andy Summers, and Maurice White.

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Among people born in 1920, Peggy Lee ranks 114Before her are Heinz Hitler, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, Pierre Plantard, Eileen Chang, Tonino Guerra, and José Luis de Vilallonga, 9th Marquess of Castellbell. After her are Martine Carol, Abe Lenstra, Ray Harryhausen, Don Taylor, Bruno Maderna, and Yang Kyoungjong. Among people deceased in 2002, Peggy Lee ranks 79Before her are Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Katy Jurado, Kim Hunter, Spyros Kyprianou, Igor Ansoff, and Yousuf Karsh. After her are Juan Antonio Bardem, Brad Dexter, Uziel Gal, Velibor Vasović, Thomas Gordon, and Marina Berti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peggy Lee ranks 2,290 out of 18,182Before her are Raymond E. Feist (1945), Edmond Hamilton (1904), Marvin Harris (1927), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Gerard Damiano (1928), and Michael Rosbash (1944). After her are Fredric Jameson (1934), Joseph D. Pistone (1939), Jason Bateman (1969), James Levine (1943), Bea Arthur (1922), and Don Cheadle (1964).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Peggy Lee ranks 124Before her are Moondog (1916), Wayne Shorter (1933), John Frusciante (1970), Chet Atkins (1924), Duane Allman (1946), and Jelly Roll Morton (1890). After her are John Phillips (1935), Maurice White (1941), Lester Young (1909), Van Cliburn (1934), Bud Powell (1924), and Wes Montgomery (1923).