Shannen Findlay

Remembering Peggy Lee: A life in pictures

Born Norma Deloris Egstrom, Peggy Lee was an iconic American singer, songwriter and actress born May 26, 1920.  

Known for her allure and reserved nature, the star quickly shot to fame after Benny Goodman heard her husky, unique sound.

Her vocals could be heard on radios all throughout the US during the ‘50s, just one of her many hits being a version of Richard Rodger and Moss Hart’s Lover.

One of her biggest songs that solidified her positions as an American icon was the song Is That All There Is?

Lee was the first female artist to score top ten hits in three different decades.

“Her wonderful talent should be studied by all vocalists; her regal presence is pure elegance and charm,” Frank Sinatra said of the talented star in 1994.

Lee recorded her final album, Moments Like This in 1992.

Miss Peggy Lee passed away from a heart attack at her home in Bel Air on January 21, 2002.

She was 81-years-old.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the phenomenal Peggy Lee throughout the years.