1941 to 2000
May 26, 1920 in Jamestown
January 21, 2002
Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Peggy Lee was the stage name of Norma Deloris Egstrom, an American singer, songwriter and actress born on May 26, 1920 in Jamestown, North Dakota. Over a career the spanned six decades, Lee wrote and sang pop and jazz songs. She also wrote music for films and acted. She was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and won for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance for the hit song "Is That All There Is?" She also won a lifetime achievement Grammy Award in 1995. Lee died in 2002 at the age of 81 in Los Angeles following a heart attack and complications from diabetes.