Friday, January 02, 2009

Eartha Kitt (1927 - 2008)

2008 does not end without the passing of yet another performing legend. Singer/Actress Eartha Kitt left us on December 25, 2008, the victim of colon cancer. The South Carolinian of biracial parentage defied the odds to become one of the most sought after icons in the industry. She co-starred with such legends as Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis Jr. and Orson Welles. Ms. Kitt (along with Julie Newmar)
popularized the role of catwoman on the 60's tv show Batman. As a singer Ms. Kitt
will be remembered for the songs "Love For Sale", "C'est Si Bon" and her biggest hit of all "Santa Baby". She spoke four languages fluently and was able to sing in seven.

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