Friday, December 26, 2008
Ms. Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt, a singer, dancer and actress died at the age of 81.
Andrew Freedman, a family spokeman, said Kitt had been treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, died of colon cancer.
Ms. Kitt, a self-proclaimed "sex-kitten" rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality. Her career spanned six decades with her winning two Emmys and earning nominations for a third Emmy, several Tonys and two Grammy Awards.
Ms. Kitt, was a versatile entertainer performing on stage, in movies and on television. Kitt, famous for her catlike purr, took over the role of Catwoman on the popular "Batman" series in 1967-68, replacing Julie Newman.
A talented singer with a distinctive voice released the sultry "Santa Baby" which is played every Christmas. I have this song as my Christmas ringtone.
Her last performance, a PBS special, scheduled to air in February, was taped six weeks ago. Orson Welles called her the "most exciting woman in the world." I couldn't agree more.
Click the links below to get more information about Ms. Eartha Kitt.
Eartha Kitt Official Site
Wikipedia - Eartha Kitt
A Lady's Perspective