WASHINGTON, May 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, MAY 26: PEGGY LEE
Profile America — Saturday, May 26th. Today honors singer Peggy Lee's 92nd birthday. One of the most distinctive vocalists, her career spanned nearly seven decades. Born Norma Egstrom, she started singing around her hometown in North Dakota. Benny Goodman heard her and invited her to join his band. Peggy Lee soon proved she was also a talented songwriter and actress. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Pete Kelly's Blues" and played four different roles in the Disney movie, "Lady and the Tramp." She was nominated for 12 Grammys, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Now, there are 182,000 musicians and singers in the U.S., about a third of them women. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 283
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 616
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau