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Peggy Lee Sues Disney

From United Press International

Singer Peggy Lee, whose voice is featured in the Walt Disney animation classic “Lady and the Tramp,” has filed a $25-million lawsuit against Disney for marketing a videocassette of the film without her consent, a spokesman said today.

Lee, who provided the voices for four of the characters and co-wrote the songs in the movie with Sonny Burke, filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, spokesman Frank Tobin said. The video of “Lady and the Tramp,” originally released as a Cinemascope film in 1955, has become one of the biggest-selling cassettes, with sales in excess of 3 1/2 million copies.


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