“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wimbledon in Barnes County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Norma Deloris Egstrom - Peggy Lee

Norma Deloris Egstrom - Peggy Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 25, 2021
1. Norma Deloris Egstrom - Peggy Lee Marker
1920 Peggy Lee is born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota.

1924 Norma's mother, Selma Egstrom dies.

1928 The Egstroms move from Jamestown to Nortonville.

1934 The Egstrom family moves to Wimbledon.

1936 Norma sings on the radio for the first time, over KOVC in Valley City.

1937 Norma graduates from Wimbledon High School.
Norma sings on WDAY radio in Fargo and is renamed Peggy Lee by program director Ken Kennedy.

1938 Peggy moves to California.

1939 Peggy returns to Fargo and WDAY.

1940 Peggy moves to Minneapolis and sings with the orchestras of Sev Olsen and Will Osborne.

1941 Peggy returns to California and performs at the Doll House in Palm Springs.
Peggy joins the Four of Us and moves to Chicago to sing at the Ambassador Hotel West.
Peggy joins the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
Peggy makes her first commercial recording with Benny Goodman.

1942 Peggy has her first #1 hit "Somebody Else is Taking My Place."

1943 Peggy's recording of "Why Don't You Do Right?" with Goodman hits the
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Lee sings with Goodman's Orchestra in two films. "Stage Door Canteen" and "The Powers Girls"
Peggy Lee marries musician Dave Barbour.

1944 Peggy makes her first post-Goodman recordings.

1946 Peggy Lee appears on television for the first time.
Bing Crosby has Peggy as a regular on his "Philco Radio Time" programs.

1947 Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour make their first film appearance together, in the Paramount two-reeler "Midnight Serenade."
Peggy headlines the radio shows "Rhapsody in Rhythm" and "The Summer Electric Hour."
Peggy appears as a regular on radio's "The Jimmy Durante Show"

1948 Peggy records several hit songs, written with husband Dave Barbour.
The Dave Barbour/Peggy Lee penned "Manana" is one of the top records of the year.
Peggy takes over as host of the Thursday edition of "The Chesterfield Supper Club".

1950 Peggy returns to North Dakota for the Winter Show and to see he father for the last time.

1951 The "Peggy Lee Show" debuts on CBS Radio.
Peggy Lee and Mel Torme host "TV's Top Tunes" for the summer season.

1952 Peggy Lee co-stars with Danny Thomas in the remake of "The Jazz Singer."

1953 Peggy marries actor Brad Dexter.
Peggy records her landmark album "Black Coffee."

1955 Lee co-writes songs for
Norma Deloris Egstrom - Peggy Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 25, 2021
2. Norma Deloris Egstrom - Peggy Lee Marker
Disney's animated "Lady and the Tramp."
Peggy co stars in the movie "Pete Kelly's Blues," and receives an Academy Award nomination.

1956 Peggy marries actor Dewey Martin.

1958 Peggy's hit son "Fever" tops the charts.

1962 Peggy sings for President Kennedy at his Birthday Salute in Madison Square Garden, New York.

1964 Lee marries percussionist Jack Del Rio.

1969 Peggy Lee records "Is That All There Is?" for which she will win her first Grammy Award.

1970 Peggy sings for President Nixon and President Pompidou at the White House.

1983 "Peg" opens, and closes, on Broadway.

1986 The Songwriters Guild of America gives Peggy Lee the 12th annual Aggie Award.

1988 Peggy sues Walt Disney Productions for royalties from "Lady and the Tramp," a case that breaks ground for the rights of artists.

1990 Peggy Lee receives ASCAP's Pied Piper Award, the organization's highest accolade, for lifetime achievement.

1994 The Society of Singers honors Peggy Lee at their annual tribute.

1995 Peggy Lee makes her last commercial recording, with Benny Carter.
Peggy Lee is awarded her second Grammy Award, for lifetime achievement.

1999 Peggy Lee is inducted into the Songwriters hall of Fame.

2002 Peggy Lee passes away and is buried in Westwood
Midland Continental Wimbledon Depot - Featuring Peggy Lee image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 25, 2021
3. Midland Continental Wimbledon Depot - Featuring Peggy Lee
Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
Peggy Lee's music continues to be important to musicians and lovers of music today. Several of her albums are re-mastered and re-released.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
Location. 47° 10.111′ N, 98° 27.546′ W. Marker is in Wimbledon, North Dakota, in Barnes County. Marker is at the intersection of Railway Street and 4th Avenue North, on the left when traveling east on Railway Street. Located at the Midland Continental Wimbledon Depot Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Railway St, Wimbledon ND 58492, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Midland Continental Railroad (here, next to this marker).
Also see . . .  Wimbledon Depot Meseum. (Submitted on October 13, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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