DECEMBER 31

DECEMBER 31

ON THIS DATE in 1934, fourteen-year-old Norma Dolores Egstrom made her public singing debut at a New Year’s Eve party in Valley City, North Dakota. Egstrom would change her name to Peggy Lee and become one of the most renowned jazz and popular singers of the 20th century. She is best known for her version of “Fever” and for providing the singing and speaking voices for several characters in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp (1955).

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