Letter: Talented singer

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wishing “Pretty, Perky” Peggy King a very happy 88th birthday on Friday, Feb. 16.

Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Ms. King is a veteran of the big-band era (she sang with the Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flanagan, Percy Faith and Ray Anthony orchestras); radio (“Dragnet”); TV (featured singer on the George Gobel TV show in the 1950s); and films (“Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy,” “The Bad and the Beautiful” and “Zero Hour.”)

She’s still quite active performing with the All-Star Jazz Trio in venues in and around the Philadelphia area. In my book, this talented lady is a real national treasure.

— Herb Stark