Peggy King Net Worth

Peggy King Net Worth is
$2 Million

Peggy King Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Peggy King (born 16 February 1930, Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a jazz and pop vocalist and former TV personality. She got her start with the bands of Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flanagan and Ray Anthony and was featured on an early TV series with Mel Torme.She is best remembered as "pretty perky Peggy King" on The George Gobel Show, on which she appeared for three seasons from 1954-57. She was also a frequent TV guest-star, including Bob Hope's 1956 Chevy Show (filmed during his USO show in Alaska), American Bandstand, Maverick, Dragnet (series), The Steve Allen Show, The Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle, What's My Line?, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Perry Como Show, The Garry Moore Show, and The Jack Benny Show.Following her early band appearances, she was signed to a contract by MGM in 1952, and had a singing cameo in Vincente Minnelli's classic film The Bad and the Beautiful. She also recorded with Skip Martin for MGM Records and drew attention singing a series of commercial jingles for Hunt's tomato sauce. Mitch Miller then signed her to a long-term contract on Columbia Records, which led to two bestselling albums, "Wish Upon on a Star" and "Girl Meets Boy" (both reissued on CD by Collectables), and a string of hit singles. She sang the Oscar-nominated song Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) on the 1955 Academy Awards telecast and was named "Best New Singer" of 1955-56 by both Billboard (Magazine) and Down Beat.She appeared in the 1955 cult comedy Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy and portrayed the stewardess Janet Turner in the suspense thriller Zero Hour! (1957), co-starring Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell, which later became the basis for the disaster spoof, Airplane!. She starred opposite Tab Hunter in the original television musical Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (1958) directed by Sidney Lumet and in a musical version of Jack and the Beanstalk co-starring Joel Grey, Celeste Holm and Cyril Ritchard. Her more recent albums include "Lazy Afternoon" (recently reissued on CD by EMI), "Oh What a Memory We Made Tonight" and "Peggy King Sings Jerome Kern." The original cast album of Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates was reissued by Sepia Records with the addition of 16 of her classic Columbia recordings.The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia [1] inducted King into their Hall of Fame in 2010 and she hosts a two-hour interview program on She is featured in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning HBO film Behind the Candelabra, via a 1955 TV clip in which she sings "When Liberace Winks at Me" accompanied by the real Liberace. The success of the movie led to her resuming her singing career in 2013 with the Philadelphia-based All-Star Jazz Trio and she received strong notices at 54 Below in New York and the Metropolitan Room.She was among the first stars to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and her star is located on the 6500 block of Hollywood Blvd.

Date Of BirthFebruary 16, 1930
Place Of BirthGreensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack, Music Department
Star SignAquarius
1As of 2013, was living in Philadelphia, PA.
2Her second husband was the president of After Six Formal Wear (later, simply After Six).


Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Dave King Show1959TV SeriesPeggy King
The Milton Berle Show1959TV SeriesPeggy King
Maverick1959TV SeriesJenny Hill
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates1958TV MovieRychie Van Gleck
The George Gobel Show1955-1957TV SeriesGuest Vocalist / Singer
Zero Hour!1957Stewardess Janet Turner
Matinee Theatre1957TV Series
The Ray Anthony Show1957TV Series
Producers' Showcase1956TV SeriesTillie
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956TV SeriesTillie
The Jack Benny Program1955TV SeriesPeggy King
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy1955Vocalist
Dragnet1955TV Series
Torch Song1953Cora (uncredited)
The Bad and the Beautiful1952Singer at Party (uncredited)


Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy1955performer: "You Came A Long Way From St. Louis"
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV Special performer: "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep"
The Bad and the Beautiful1952performer: "Don't Blame Me" - uncredited
Kreisler Bandstand1951TV Series performer - 1 episode
Behind the Candelabra2013TV Movie performer: "When Liberace Winks at Me"
Maverick1959TV Series performer - 1 episode
Producers' Showcase1956TV Series performer - 1 episode
The George Gobel Show1955TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Jack Benny Program1955TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Dragnet1955TV Series singer - 1 episode


Tab Hunter Confidential2015Documentary special thanks


The Mike Douglas Show1963-1967TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself
ABC's Nightlife1965TV SeriesHerself
Today1963TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958-1962TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
To Tell the Truth1961TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Be Our Guest1960TV SeriesHerself
The Garry Moore Show1959-1960TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1959TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams1959TV SeriesHerself
Perry Presents1959TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
The George Gobel Show1954-1959TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Singer
The Juke Box Jury1956-1958TV SeriesHerself
Stump the Stars1958TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1958TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom1957TV SeriesHerself
The Nat King Cole Show1957TV SeriesHerself
The Guy Mitchell Show1957TV SeriesHerself
The Julius LaRosa Show1957TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1956TV SeriesHerself
The Jonathan Winters Show1956TV SeriesHerself
Texaco Star Theatre1956TV SeriesHerself - Singer
What's My Line?1955TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest #2
Music 551955TV Series documentaryHerself
I've Got a Secret1955TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Musical Chairs1955TV SeriesHerself / panelist
The Name's the Same1955TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Guest
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Saturday Night Revue1954TV SeriesHerself
The Mel Tormé Show1951TV SeriesHerself
Kreisler Bandstand1951TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Behind the Candelabra2013TV MovieHerself (uncredited)

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6563 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Female Singer

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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