Friday, September 9, 2011

Div'Icon of The Month

Peggy Lee

Ok before I talk about Ms. Lee I gotta say, I LOVE THIS DRESS!!! (sigh) Ok now with that is out of the way, what can I say about the woman who gave the whole world "FEVER" she was a lady and a Phenominal Jazz singer who dazzled audiences  until her death in in 2002 due to complications from a stroke.
The woman we would get to know as Peggy Lee would begin her life as Norma Egstrom. After she got her big break as a singer with Benny Goodman's band, Peggy Lee went on to have a legnthy career dazzling audiences with her sharm style and sass. At the height of her popularity in the 1950s  her sex appeal and sultry tunes with the mega-hit song "Fever." becoming one of her many signature tunes, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as a fading torch singer in Pete Kelly's Blues (1955, with Jack Webb), and co-wrote and performed several songs for Walt Disney's animated 1955 movie Lady and the Tramp. After a lieftime of  hard work, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1995. Whew!! this Lady sang her way through WWII, The Korean War, Vietnam , and the Gulf War winning some personal wars  in the process and establishing her place as a legend and is my Div'Icon of the month!

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