Peggy Connelly

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Peggy Connelly
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Peggy Connelly, 1956
Background information
Birth namePeggy Lou Connelly
Born(1931-09-25)September 25, 1931
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJune 11, 2007(2007-06-11) (aged 75)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Associated actsThe Jazzberries, The New Christy Minstrels

Peggy Connelly (September 25, 1931 – June 11, 2007) was a singer and actress.

Connelly was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She had a career as a singer and actress, starting with local dance bands (the first Harvey Anderson's) in the Fort Worth-Dallas area. In 1956 she recorded an album of standards, Peggy Connelly with Rusell Garcia – That Old Black Magic, for Bethlehem Records, reissued by Fresh Sound on Russell Garcia's Wigville Band.[1] She also recorded two albums with The New Christy Minstrels.

In 1957 she married Dick Martin.[2] They divorced in the early 1960s.[3]

Connelly appeared in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955), Houseboat (1958), and the television show Take a Good Look with Ernie Kovacs.[2]

She moved to Europe in the early 1970s and worked as a single act until the mid-1990s, when she, Sarah Tullamore and Wendy Taylor formed a trio called The Jazzberries. The Jazzberries played extensively in Paris and throughout Europe until they disbanded in 2000.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Russell Garcia's Wigville Band, feat. Peggy Connelly". Blue Sounds. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Scott, Vernon (10 December 1959). "Ernie Kovacs' Curvesome Foil May Have Town's Zaniest Job". Gadsden Times. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (2009). Obituaries in the performing arts, 2008 film, television, radio, theatre, dance, music, cartoons and pop culture. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. p. 283. ISBN 9780786453849. Retrieved 26 May 2017.