LITIGATION: Is That All There Is?

Is That All There Is?

"Ya gimme feevahhh," sang jazz diva Peggy Lee, but it's Walt Disney studios , that's feeling the heat. Lee is suing the film company for $25 million in a dispute over royalties from the blockbuster videocassette of Disney's 1955 animated tale, Lady and the Tramp. Lee co-wrote all the movie's songs and provided the voices for four characters, including a torch-song-singing Pekingese named Peg. Her fee: $4,000, meager even by 1950s standards.

Disney asked Lee last year to help promote the release of the Lady and the Tramp cassette, paying a $500 "honorarium" -- her only share of the video's $100...

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