Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eartha Kitt, R. I. P.

Eartha Kitt, sultry singer and dancer, dies at 81: "NEW YORK (AP) - A family friend says Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died. She was 81.

Andrew Freedman says Kitt died Thursday of colon cancer and was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

Kitt, a self-proclaimed 'sex kitten' famous for her catlike purr, was one of America's most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and getting a third nomination. She also was nominated for two Tony Awards and a Grammy."

3 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

She made a pretty sweet Catwoman, too.

Ed Gorman said...

My favorite Eartha Kitt song is "Lazy Afternoon" from the failed early 50s Bway show "The Golden Apple". Strange song that she makes very sexual in an almost surreal way. You can get it on Itunes.

Anonymous said...

"Santa Baby" as done by Eartha Kitt was great, but the remakes by Madonna and Cyndi Lauper are horrible.

Jeff