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Dave Barbour

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In March 1943 Lee married Dave Barbour, a guitarist in Goodman's band. Lee was married four times: to guitarist and composer Dave Barbour (1943–1951), actor Brad Dexter (1953), actor Dewey Martin (1956–1958), and percussionist Jack Del Rio (1964–1965).
He was married to singer Peggy Lee and was her co-writer, accompanist, and bandleader.

Black Coffee (Peggy Lee album)

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For that label she recorded Black Coffee and had hit singles such as "Lover" and "Mister Wonderful".
Black Coffee is the first album by Peggy Lee.

Stage Door Canteen (film)

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She sang with Goodman's orchestra in two 1943 films, Stage Door Canteen and The Powers Girl.
It features a performance of "Why Don't You Do Right?" by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, which became the first major hit for singer Peggy Lee.

Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)

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1-selling record of 1948, "Mañana", her "retirement" was over.
"Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" is a popular song that was written by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour and published in 1947.

Brad Dexter

Lee was married four times: to guitarist and composer Dave Barbour (1943–1951), actor Brad Dexter (1953), actor Dewey Martin (1956–1958), and percussionist Jack Del Rio (1964–1965).
He is also known for a short marriage to Peggy Lee, a friendship with Marilyn Monroe and for saving Frank Sinatra from drowning.

Fever (Little Willie John song)

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In 1957, she recorded a popular version of "Fever" by Little Willie John, written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport, to which she added her uncopyrighted lyrics ("Romeo loved Juliet", "Captain Smith and Pocahontas").
It has been covered by numerous artists from various musical genres, most notably by Peggy Lee, whose rendition became the most widely known version of "Fever" and the singer's signature song.

Why Don't You Do Right?

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1 hit, "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", followed in 1943 by "Why Don't You Do Right?", which sold more than one million copies and made her famous.
One of the best-known versions of the song was recorded by Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman on July 27, 1942, in New York.

Pete Kelly's Blues (film)

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She played an alcoholic blues singer in Pete Kelly's Blues (1955), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Peggy Lee portrays alcoholic jazz singer Rose Hopkins (a performance for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role).

Lady and the Tramp

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She provided speaking and singing voices for several characters in the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp (1955), playing the human "Darling", the dog "Peg", and the two Siamese cats, "Si and Am".
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske, the film features the voices of Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Bill Baucom, Verna Felton, and Peggy Lee.

The Jazz Singer (1952 film)

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In 1952, Lee starred opposite Danny Thomas in The Jazz Singer (1952), a remake of the Al Jolson film, The Jazz Singer (1927).
It starred Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, and Eduard Franz, and was nominated for an Oscar for best musical score.

Capitol Records

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She drifted back to songwriting and occasional recording sessions for the Capitol Records in 1947, for whom she recorded a long string of hits, many of them with lyrics and music by Lee and Barbour, including "I Don't Know Enough About You" in 1946 and then "Golden Errings" and "It's a Good Day" in 1947.
The label's other 1940s musicians included Les Baxter, Les Brown, Jimmy Bryant, Billy Butterfield, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Dinning Sisters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Mary Ford, Benny Goodman, Skitch Henderson, Betty Hutton, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Billy May, Les Paul, Alvino Rey, Andy Russell, Smilin' Jack Smith, Kay Starr, Speedy West, and Cootie Williams.

Danny Thomas

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In 1952, Lee starred opposite Danny Thomas in The Jazz Singer (1952), a remake of the Al Jolson film, The Jazz Singer (1927).
He then starred in The Jazz Singer opposite the popular contemporary vocalist Peggy Lee, a 1952 remake of the 1927 original.

The Powers Girl

She sang with Goodman's orchestra in two 1943 films, Stage Door Canteen and The Powers Girl.
Vocalist Peggy Lee sings with the band in an unbilled appearance during one sequence.

Valley City, North Dakota

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Lee first sang professionally over KOVC radio in Valley City, North Dakota.

Jo Stafford

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In 1948 Lee joined vocalists Perry Como and Jo Stafford as a host of the NBC Radio musical program The Chesterfield Supper Club.
In 1948, she restricted her appearances on the show to Tuesdays, and Peggy Lee hosted the Thursday broadcasts.

The Chesterfield Supper Club

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In 1948 Lee joined vocalists Perry Como and Jo Stafford as a host of the NBC Radio musical program The Chesterfield Supper Club.
In 1948, singer Peggy Lee was added to the roster, taking over the Thursday broadcast.

Little Willie John

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In 1957, she recorded a popular version of "Fever" by Little Willie John, written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport, to which she added her uncopyrighted lyrics ("Romeo loved Juliet", "Captain Smith and Pocahontas").
He followed up with a string of R&B hits, including the original version of "Need Your Love So Bad", written by his elder brother Mertis John Jr. One of his biggest hits, "Fever" (1956) (Pop number 24, R&B number 1), was made famous in a cover version recorded by Peggy Lee in 1958, but John's version sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.

Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues

Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues is an album by jazz singer Peggy Lee that contains songs from the film Pete Kelly's Blues (1955).

Maria Muldaur

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Produced by recording artist Richard Barone, the sold-out event included performances by Cy Coleman, Debbie Harry, Nancy Sinatra, Rita Moreno, Marian McPartland, Chris Connor, Petula Clark, Maria Muldaur, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Quincy Jones, Shirley Horn, and others.
This included a re-recording of "I'm a Woman", the Leiber and Stoller number first associated with Peggy Lee and a standout feature from her Jug Band days.

Peggy Lee Sings with Benny Goodman

Peggy Lee Sings with Benny Goodman is a jazz album by Peggy Lee backed by Benny Goodman.

Jump for Joy (Peggy Lee album)

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Jump for Joy is an album by jazz singer Peggy Lee that was released in 1958 and arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle.

Things Are Swingin'

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Things Are Swingin' is an album by jazz singer Peggy Lee with music arranged and conducted by Jack Marshall.

Miss Wonderful

Miss Wonderful is a 1959 album by Peggy Lee that was arranged and conducted by Sy Oliver.

Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

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Lee was nominated for twelve Grammy Awards, winning Best Contemporary Vocal Performance for her 1969 hit "Is That All There Is?"

Beauty and the Beat!

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Beauty and the Beat! is a 1959 album (see 1959 in music) by Peggy Lee, accompanied by the George Shearing Quintet.