Reese Witherspoon Set To Play Smoldering Peggy Lee For Oscar #2?

August 10th, 2010 // Leave a Comment

Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar in 2005 for portraying June Carter in Walk the Line, and is reported to be pulling together an untitled biopic about Peggy Lee with writer-director Nora Ephron, according to Variety.

Lee, who got her start in the 1940s singing for Benny Goodman’s band, went on to record popular jazz-influenced albums and compose for film soundtracks. She appeared in the 1953 movie The Jazz Singer and the 1955 musical Pete Kelly’s Blues, which earned her an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. Her songwriting and voice-over contributions to Disney’s 1955 film Lady and the Tramp eventually led to a lawsuit that won her video tape royalties decades later.

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By Justin Thompson
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